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 dollar company 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.”
PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.
PCC Aerostructures now includes more than 39 plants in the North America, Europe and Asia with over 5500 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, Noranco, Synchronous, and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.
Located in Algona Washington, PCC - Auburn is a leading Tier II Supplier of highly engineered metallic and composite parts, kits, and assemblies to the global aerospace industry. Their key customers are Boeing, Airbus, and Latecoere. Primus International –Algona specializes in medium to complex titanium machining and structural mechanical assembly.
Acquired by Precision Castparts in 2011, PCC - Auburn has become one of 38 plants within the Aerostructures division. Staffed with 300 employees, the facility generates annual revenue in excess of $160 million.
The Conventional Machinist operates the tooling manufacturing resources, monitoring the quality of the fixtures produced. The position builds tooling and will operate production resources as needed. The Conventional Machinist participates as a member of the manufacturing and tooling team, providing input on new processes and process improvements for the tooling design. The Conventional Machinist may provide training and guidance to lower level machinist employees.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Ensures scheduled resource is operating in a safe manner, following all safety protocols
- Operates the tooling manufacturing resources, monitoring the quality of the fixtures manufactured
- Provide input on building tooling support of new manufacturing processes and troubled manufacturing processes as required to ensure customer product meets or exceeds all requirements
- Builds tooling and on occasion operates the production of scheduled manufacturing resources, monitoring the quality of product and tooling manufactured
- Ensures the schedule cycle time to manufacture a tool or fixture versus actual time taken to manufacture a tool or fixture is under set cycle time or meets scheduled cycle times
- Ensure cutters use in manufacturing the product of sharp and cutting correctly and makes certain that cutters are changed out before cutting life expires
- Continually keeps assigned work area and resources clean and organized
- Works as a team member, meeting professional standards of cooperation, communication, and appearance
- Provides occasional guidance, coaching, and training to lower level machinist employees
Ability to pass in-house manufacturing test
Experienced and fluent at using hand held quality control inspection tools such as micrometers, calipers, bore gages, depth gages, radius gages, height gages, and sine plates
Knowledgeable in trigonometry and with understanding of the formulas for calculating set speeds and feeds used in operating conventional mills and/or lathes
Fluent in interpreting aerospace blueprints, parts lists, and assembly drawings
Solid understanding of manipulating formulas used in manufacturing assigned tooling and fixtures
Skilled in the set-up and operations of conventional lathes and mills in a safe and productive manner
Self-motivated with an ability to work alone or in a team environment
Work across departments to meet product quality standards efficiently
Follow instructions given by the director of manufacturing, their immediate manager, or lead, or by a senior machinist and carry them out correctly
Interpret the instructions given and apply experience and training throughout the course of the day for each production job assigned
Read and comprehend basic instructions and write simple correspondence
Read and interpret the English language
Minimum of 2 years' experience manufacturing aerospace tooling on conventional mills and lathes
Level of Education
High school diploma or equivalent education
Two year machinist certificate preferred
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.