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High Volume Wax Operator - SSBO/137 at Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: CLACKAMAS, Oregon

Job Description:

Job Description

To operate a molding machine as needed to produce simple wax patterns of the highest quality. To inspect, trim and clean wax parts as required.

To clean patterns produced by others when required to meet standards defined by the tech card.
To assemble components including gating systems to produce mold forms to be invested.


1. Tooling Preparation

Objective: to accurately prepare tooling dies for operation.

Typical Activities:

A. Assembles disassembles, prepares and positions tooling dies for operation; changes die inserts as required.
B. Adds chills and solubles per tech cards.
C. Removes and/or cleans tooling after operation.

2. Mold Machine Operation

Objective: To operate molding machines accurately and efficiently using technique cards and established setup procedures. To maintain dimensional integrity of product.

Typical Activities:

A. Sets up, monitors, and controls mold machine functions.
B. Keeps die clean during molding operations.
C. Removes wax parts from die, inspects for defects, and trims.
D. Cleans wax parts as required.

3. Assembly Preparation.

Objective: To inspect patterns molded by others and determine assembly methods.

Typical Activities:

A. Pre-inspects pattern and gating components prior to start of assembly. Clean patterns that have not been previously cleaned.
B. Reads and follows technique card assembly instructions, which describe assembly steps; plans the methods for completing a given assignment and selects among alternative assembly methods.

4. Assembly.

Objective: to accurately assemble multicomponent molds consisting of patterns and gates on a tree or frame.

Typical Activities:

A. Welds gates into place by means of torch or hot pencil.
B. Assembles multiple patterns and gates to create a mold for investment.

C. Smoothes and gauges the area around each assembly contact by means of hot pencil, torch or paint seal.
D. Frequently modifies gates by reshaping, splicing or reducing in order to obtain proper fit.
E. Hand fabricates elementary gating from raw stock.
F. May develop code sheets for engineering-requested modifications or deviations to standard assemblies.
G. Inspects assemblies during and after the assembly process for defects and quality.

5. Safety.

Objective: to take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices.

Typical Activities:

A. Adheres to plant and department safety rules.
B. Safely operates all equipment and tools.
C. Identifies and reports safety problems.

6. May train less skilled operators as assigned.
7. Performs other tasks as assigned.

1. Training is provided on the job.


1. Molding, cleaning, and assembly experience preferred
Experience in two of the above skills.
2. Knowledge of assembly techniques, methods, materials, fixturing and construction.
3. Ability to produce a high volume of work. Emphasis is on quality and speed.
4. Ability to follow and communicate complex written and verbal instructions, and to perform arithmetic calculations.
5. Demonstrated high degree of manual dexterity.
6. Ability to lift and/or maneuver objects weighing thirty to fifty pounds and occasionally up to one hundred pounds.
7. Ability to work in conditions which may include exposure to noise, fumes, crowding, awkward physical positions, abrasions, cuts, and chemicals.

PCC Structurals is committed to a diverse workforce. As Equal Opportunity Employer, VEVRAA Federal Contractor, affirmative action employer we provide equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, disability, status as a protected veteran, national origin, color, or any other classification in accordance with federal, state, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances "Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Status/VEVRAA Federal Contractor". Veterans are encouraged to self-identify as PCC Structurals desires to provide protected veterans priority referrals for open positions. PCC Structurals complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 503-652-3512 for assistance. PCC Structurals is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor committed to providing priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. Veterans are encouraged to self-identify as desires to provide protected veterans priority referrals for open positions. PCC Structurals complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please visit