Wax Dimensional Inspector at Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) in Portland, Oregon

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Job Description:


United States of America

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Wax Center



Position type

Full Time

Anticipated start date

Anticipated start date - day

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1 2021

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Company Profile

With more than 120 operations and approximately 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, and forgings 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.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Business Profile

PCC Structuralsis the world leader in superalloy, aluminumand titanium investment casting. With applications in jet aircraft engines, airframes,industrial gas turbine (IGT) engines, military armaments, medical prosthesis, and many other industrial markets, we provide a wide portfolio of high-quality components, some as large as100 inches (250cm).

As the original business unit for Precision Castparts, you can count on PCC Structurals' extensiveexperience andknowledge to consistently provide high-quality castings, even at significant volumes.

PCC Structurals also provides solidification modeling, in-house rapid prototyping (including SLA), digital radiography, hot isostatic pressing, precision machining and protective coating services. Weoperate 11 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe.

Location Profile

Located in the beautiful city of Portland Oregon, PCC Structurals Wax Center is a fully owned subsidiary of PCC Structurals, Inc. We are a full-service provider of wax and plastic-wax investment casting patterns used in both commercial and military applications. PCC Structurals Wax Center is currently holding ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Our expertise in both wax injection and plastic-injection molding positions us as a key supplier to all PCC facilities in the Oregon Region. We have a vast knowledge and expertise in various areas including dimensional, cleaning, and pattern assembly.

With our quality, expertise, and adaptability along with new innovative technology, we are committed to provide the best products to all our customers. We pride ourselves with providing a safe environment with high levels of quality and details to all of our products.

Position Summary

The Dimensional Inspector ensures all parts are inspected and accurate measurements are recorded before the product is delivered to the customer using UTT, PI tapes, CMM and handheld precision measuring tools

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Visually inspects wax patterns prior to cleaning, soluble cores, developmental and prototype assemblies, and tools for surface defects and flaws.

  • Uses a variety of hand tools to assist in visually inspect.

  • Performs Statistical Process Control calculations using pre-established formulas to determine if dimensions are within acceptable ranges or if process is in control.

  • Ensures all vanes are UTT inspected for accuracy, track all discrepancies and log as appropriate.

  • Works with engineers to establish and test inspection techniques.

  • Works with engineers to identify and resolve problems of surface and dimensional defects.

  • Enters dimensional data into computer for engineering purposes.

  • May train less skilled personnel as assigned.

  • Assists with coordination of wax flow into the cleaning and assembling areas.

  • Assists assembly operators when needed to manipulate assembled patterns

  • Writes deviation requests as needed.

  • Writes and updates all CMM standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Production departments.

  • Maintains dimensional data collection and integrity according to quality measure.

  • Provides recommendations on software upgrades and implements all approved changes.

  • Provides training and support to production CMM technicians as needed.

  • Maintains preventative maintenance schedule on CMM machine and log as appropriate.

  • Makes corrections to wax setters to ensure proper sizing as needed.

  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance.

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation and continuous improvement.

  • Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude.

  • Respectfully take direction from Management.

Experience & Education

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • 2+ years' experience as a manual machinist or mold maker apprentice.

  • Working knowledge of dimensional tools and basic dimensional inspection techniques as demonstrated by one year of competently performing Wax Molding, or Assembly Inspector.

  • An equivalent combination of classroom training and work experience.

Required Skills

  • Ability to perform wax dimensional inspection applying proper techniques.

  • Ability to read precision hand tools.

  • Familiarity with all common dimensional inspection tools including 3D scanning tools, go/no gauges, micrometers, height gauges, calipers and pi tapes is preferred.

  • Familiarity with surface plate inspection setups.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow specifications on Tech Cards, blueprints, and drawings.

  • 25/20 correctable vision and satisfactory passage of depth perception and color visions tests.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and mathematical skills.

  • Excellent organization and documentation skills.

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.