Quality Inspector Level 3

Quality Assurance
Valencia, CA, US
Job ID: 22516
Req ID: PCC-US.224205
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 2019-07-18 16:54:43

Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries.  PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves. The company has a history of superior earnings growth and was the fourth best performing stock in the S&P 500 during the last decade, up 1580%.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over $10 billion publicly traded company (NYSE:  PCP) employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries.  PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp. Mr. Buffet stated, “I’ve admired PCC’s operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world’s aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire’s Board of Directors is proud that PCC has joined Berkshire.”

“We are very pleased to be joining forces with Berkshire Hathaway,” said Mark Donegan, PCC’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We see a unique alignment between Warren’s management and investment philosophy and how we manage PCC for the long-term.  We believe that as part of Berkshire Hathaway, PCC will be exceptionally well-positioned to support our customers’ needs into the future. This transaction offers compelling and immediate value for our shareholders, and allows PCC’s employees to continue to operate in the same manner that has generated many years of exceptional service and performance to our customers.”


Business Profile: 

PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

PCC Aerostructures now includes more than 35 plants in the U.S, Europe and Asia with over 5000 employees and has ambitious growth plans. Businesses within PCC Aerostructures include Primus International, SPS Aerostructures, Centra, Avibank and AVK, Klune, ProCoat, Southwest United Industries, Progressive Incorporated, Synchronous, Noranco and Kalistrut.  Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China. 

Location Profile:

Aerospace Dynamics International, Inc. (ADI) manufactures machined parts and assemblies for the commercial and military aerospace industries. It offers structural components, caps, panels, bulkheads, fittings, longerons, spars, chords, wing ribs, thrust reversers, structural machine parts, manufacturing tooling and stretch form blocks.

ADI was acquired by PCC in April 2014. The company has received significant capital investments since the acquisition and has a highly positive growth trajectory ahead. Comprising seven facilities on its campus in Valencia, CA, ADI has over 700 full-time employees on staff.

Position Summary:

Level three quality inspectors will work independently to serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for mechanical, assembly or CMM inspection. They will demonstrate an extensive knowledge of GD&T methods. They will also demonstrate expert level blueprint reading and manufacturing/inspection related math skills. Level three inspectors read and interpret results of inspections to determine product conformance. These individuals will also have enough knowledge of manufacturing process to provide feedback on ways to improve product quality. Level three inspectors will also demonstrate advanced knowledge in AS9102 reporting and have the ability to create reports independently. This position typically requires 4-6 years of experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the site by serving as a SME in mechanical or assembly inspections or as a CMM inspector.

  • Evaluate non-conformance issues and provide feedback for corrective actions.

  • Independently create AS9102 reports as needed.


Required Skills:


  • Advanced competencies in shop math and GD&T comprehension and application.

  • SME in CMM operation or Mechanical Assembly Inspection processes.

  • Advanced competencies using a wide range of inspection tools and processes.

  • Computer proficiency in required software (MS Suite, CATIA, PC-DMIS, etc.)


Required Experience:

  • This position requires evidence of successfully mastering level two competencies and at least three years of experience in the aerospace industry.

  • Typically 4-6 years of experience


Level of Education:

GED or High School diploma preferred but not required


Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.