Kicking off 2019 With a Recruiting Push

We are kicking off 2019 with a recruiting push. This is our 73rd year in business and there is no better time to pursue an aerospace manufacturing career. We have roles to fill in Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Sales & Customer Service, Facilities, and Operations Management.

Check out the opportunities at our Connecticut and Massachusetts operations.

We manufacture parts for some of the strongest and most innovative OEM customers in the industry. Join a modern company that makes the critical hardware that helps keep planes, helicopters, and rockets in the air. We help people fly safely!

Current First Shift Opportunities

Current Second Shift Opportunities

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Click here to see our Careers page and information about compensation, benefits, PTO, and 401(k) benefits.

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PJ Day for the Kids 2018

This week, Horst Engineering held a grinder fundraiser to support the 8th annual PJ Day for the Kids benefitting the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The PJ Day is actually on Friday, 14 December 2018. This exciting event was started at a local school in 2011 by a 7-year-old boy who wanted to give back to the hospital that successfully treated his baby sister for cancer.

Since then, PJ Day has grown to include over 300 schools, 139 Dunkin’ locations and many individuals and small businesses across the state of Connecticut, all raising funds for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over the last 7 years, participants have worn PJ’s in honor of children at the hospital who must wear their PJ’s for extended periods of time while fighting cancer or other serious illnesses.

The Harry and Sylvia Livingston Philanthropic Fund, named after our founders, has been a sponsor of PJ Day for the Kids for several years. This year, in addition to the fund’s contribution, the grinder fundraiser proceeds and an additional company contribution added another $1,200.

Our company has a long history of pulling together for the community and supporting special organizations. Special thanks to Jean Boucher, our passionate “cook” who has prepared and led multiple grinder fundraisers over the years, benefitting a number of causes. He got ample support from a small committee. Appreciation goes to all our employees for participating in this fun and charitable event.

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Manchester Road Race Veterans’ Row

Over decades, members of the Horst Engineering community have been involved with the Manchester Road Race. This annual Thanksgiving Day tradition has been held for 81 years. This year will be the 82nd running, only 10 years older than Horst Engineering. Many of our employees run the race, volunteer at the race, and spectate at the race. “Manchester” is the original “Turkey Trot” and remains one of the largest in the nation with 15,000 runners and more than 30,000 spectators. One employee has run the race 27 times including 23 in a row and he will toe the line again this Thanksgiving!

For the first time ever, we will directly sponsor the road race, but specifically the new Veterans’ Row

Patriotism has always been a core value of Manchester Road Race culture. In 2018, the organizers are taking their patriotism to a new level by organizing Veterans’ Row at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of East Center Street and Main Street, as runners head for the finish line.


Veterans’ Row will include:
—Free camo sport caps and pens for military/veteran runners
—Pre-Race military/veteran runner reception from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
—Place of Honor recognizing military/veteran runners during race
—Military equipment demonstration area on public display
—Media coverage before, during and after the race

The Manchester Road Race is pleased to honor the service of the men and women who have served our country in the military. Horst Engineering is proud to support the Manchester Road Race in their efforts to raise veteran awareness. So, if you aren’t going to run the road race, come on out and cheer! For more information, check out the race website.

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2018 Aerospace Alley Trade Show and Future WorkForce Opportunities Fair 

Yesterday, we joined 100 other exhibitors at the 2018 Aerospace Alley Tradeshow at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The morning session was the Future WorkForce Opportunities Fair where members of the Aerospace Components Manufacturers association championed the virtues of advanced manufacturing careers.

Every year, this show is a highlight, hosting more than 1,000 middle school and high school students from surrounding communities.

We are definitely making some headway in this effort to demonstrate the benefits of teaching manufacturing skills to the next generation. Our booth was swamped with students interested in learning more.

The afternoon session was the traditional B2B trade show and we greeted customers, leads, and peers from all over.

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NAM, CBIA, and Vote!

On Wednesday, the National Association of Manufacturers hosted their Executive Insights series in Hartford at the Connecticut Science Center. We are longtime NAM members. We heard from a panel of Connecticut industry leaders, including the heads of United Technologies Corporation, Barnes Group, and Stanley Black & Decker.

The hot topic was workforce development. This group of industry leaders shared some of the steps that their organizations are taking to build the workforce of the future. It was clear that more education needs to be done at every level. More children and adults need to hear that advanced manufacturing is an awesome career path. The science center was the perfect place to talk about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Also participating was the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, of which we are also a longtime member. We also belong to the Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Both CBIA and AIM are NAM State Association Groups.

Joe Brennan, CBIA’s leader challenged the attendees to get out the vote and participate in the upcoming elections. Business issues are at the forefront and the strength of the USA economy depends on commerce.

The CBIA has some great resources regarding the upcoming elections. Check out their Election Center.

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