Lathe Machine Operator at Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) in Auburn, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

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United States of America

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Engineering General

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Full Time

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1 2021

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Company Profile

With more than 120 operations and about 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability - not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. PCC has over 120 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. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Business Profile

The leading global supplier of tooling solutions to fastener and special formed parts manufacturers.

HLT has a global reputation for high quality and precision medical components.

Location Profile

Precision Tool Group designs, manufactures, and supplies products in the broadest range of fastener applications and components in the aerospace, automotive, energy, medical, and general industrial sectors, ensuring the best cost per piece, high precision, defect free for our customers.

Position Summary

The Lathe Machine Operator at PTG Reed works in a team environment to set-up and operation the Lathe equipment in a skillful and efficient manner, manufacturing high-precision and quality products.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

*Collect job assignments and appropriate associated materials (templates, blueprints, process sheets, etc.)
*Interpret blueprints or sketches and process sheets to determine machine parameters.
*Set machine controls to maintain optimal quality and throughput.
*Load the machine, using a hoist or hand-controlled overhead crane when required.
*Effectively monitor production equipment.
*Perform in process inspection to ensure that work is done to required specifications.
*Make precise measurements using precision measuring instruments such as: Micrometers, level protractors, squares, veneers, gauge blocks, dial bore gauges, depth gauges, profilometers and vidi-gauges.
*Maintain a safe and clean work area in keeping with 6S initiatives.
*Assist the shop technicians/engineering as necessary.
*Notify Supervisor or Leader of any issues relating to safety, machine function, or non-conformance.
*Follow established safety rules and regulations
*Other duties as directed by supervision.

Experience & Education

*High School Diploma/GED.
*Previous experience with Lathe Operation
*Must be able to:
*Read and interpret blueprints and process sheets.
*Use wide variety of precision measuring instruments.
*Must have knowledge of shop mathematics.

Required Skills

*Ingenuity and initiative are a must.
*Ability to recognize deviations from normal machine operation.
*Hand/eye coordination is required to operate several controls simultaneously.
*High visual acuity necessary to read precision gaging and monitor detailed work.
*Dexterity required for quick and precise movement.
*Must be able to remain diligent and attentive in setting up or operating machine where carelessness could cause temporarily disabling injury to others.
*Moderate physical effort required especially in loading machinery.

Desired Skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.