HORST Engineering

HORST Engineering’s core purpose is to help people fly safely and keep our communities strong by making precision parts in the USA. We are a contract manufacturer of precision-machined components for aerospace and other high-technology industries. Our responsible and sustainable manufacturing practices are a hallmark of our third-generation family business.

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Company Profile

Website: http://www.HORSTEngineering.com/

Address: 36 Cedar Street
East Hartford, Connecticut 06108

Full Time Employees: 145

Year Founded: 1946

President & CEO: Scott Livingston


HORST has parts on many of the world’s leading commercial and military aircraft. We manufacture fasteners, pins, shafts, sleeves, bushings, fittings and thousands of other custom components from a wide variety of high-performance materials. Our primary processes include turning, Swiss-screw machining, milling, thread rolling, grinding, honing and assembly.


We manufacture parts for many of the strongest and most innovative Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers in the aerospace and defense industry. HORST produces the critical hardware that helps keep planes, helicopters and rockets flying, and our custom parts are shipped all over the world.

Careers/Job Opportunities

We recruit talented people who are interested in advanced manufacturing careers. We are committed to development and promotion from within. Open positions include:
• CNC Turning and CNC Swiss-screw Machining Set-up Operators
• Apprentice Machinists
• Quality Inspectors

Internship/Apprenticeship Program

We offer internships on a rolling basis in a variety of functions, including manufacturing, engineering, finance/accounting, marketing and quality assurance. The most recent cohort of interns participated in fun and educational activities as part of 2019’s National Intern Day. Activities included the Marshmallow Challenge and an off-site trip to The Jungle Dimension escape room. Each intern season is capped with a companywide internship fair.

Company Benefits

We offer competitive compensation packages and a robust total rewards program including:
• Medical/dental insurance
• Group-term life insurance
• Short-term disability program
• 401(k) plan
• Paid time off
• Health & wellness programs
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training opportunities

Why Us?
Opportunities at HORST abound: We have more than a half-dozen employee-driven teams. Members of Team HORST are encouraged to get involved outside their regular areas of work. One team, F3 (Fit, Form, Function) launched an Activity/Walking Challenge and more than 75 people participated. The company recently announced an expansion and plans to renovate 100,000 square feet of space into a world-class factory in East Hartford.

Community Engagement

HORST sponsors Team HORST Sports (an adventure sports team), hosts a summer golf league and tournament, and sponsors a variety of community events, including the Manchester Road Race’s “Veterans’ Row” and Connecticut Forest & Park Association Trails Day.

Environmental Awareness

HORST is a member of 1% for the Planet and supports dozens of conservation, education and outdoor recreation nonprofits. We power much of our electrical needs with solar and have a conservation and recycling program that strives for Zero Waste.



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