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Staff Engineer - Portland, OR)

Posted on 23 June 2022 by

Company
Precision Castparts Company (PCC)  
Industry
Manufacturing & Construction 
Location
Lake Oswego, OR  

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
PCC Structurals is the world leader in superalloy, aluminum and 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 as 100 inches (250cm).

As the original business unit for Precision Castparts, you can count on PCC Structurals’ extensive experience and knowledge 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. We operate 11 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe.

Location Profile
Located in the southeast Portland area, PCC Structurals Large Parts Campus and Lean Manufacturing Annex specialize in air and vacuum investment cast components as large as 79" for aerospace, energy and commercial applications. With over 660,000 square feet of manufacturing space, we work with corrosion-resistant, high-strength-to-weight Titanium and Nickel and Cobalt-based alloys with high temperature and mechanical properties.

Job Description
Position Summary

As a Staff Engineer you will be part of a dynamic technical team driving manufacturing efficiency and productivity in a plant environment. You will apply relevant engineering knowledge and hands on experience to technical projects while developing innovative and cost-effective ways to improve safety, quality, and on-time delivery.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary duties include planning, developing, evaluating, and conducting current state analysis and leading the implementation of technical projects towards future state objectives.

Technical:

Participate in the concurrent engineering process with customers
Responsible for preparing design specifications, requirements compliance, and customer interface on production information for manufacturing
Responsible for manufacturing process review, router preparation, and shop floor work instructions in line with organization’s Quality Management System (QMS) and manufacturing standards
Utilize industry best practices to design gating and processes to maximize part quality and cost efficiency.
Plan and manage part metallurgical and dimensional qualification.
Utilize knowledge to understand the impact of all aspects of the manufacturing process on dimensional control.
Use analytical tools to identify process improvement opportunities and participate in tooling and fixture design.
Problem Solving:

Responsible to select, adapt and implement solutions to a wide range of problems using logical and analytical engineering techniques that align with best practices.
Driver of conversations and redirecting as required to solve problems and achieve goals and objectives.
Be responsible for managing projects and implementing solutions that drive to an annual cost reduction goals
Communication:

Frequently collaborate and communication with various levels of the organization including production employees, supervisors, peers and subject matter experts.
Present to internal and external stakeholders on various topics reports complex in nature to various members of leadership.
Leadership:

Lead cross functional teams, which could include customers and vendors.
Resource for entry-level engineers and act as a solid team contributor.
Responsible for managing your project budgets and keeping your projects on track.
Autonomy

Independently work to identify your own targets for projects.

Experience & Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technical Science field
5 years of experience in engineering in a manufacturing environment

Required Skills:

Knowledge and demonstrated ability in engineering principles and disciplines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate with various levels of the organization
Demonstrate a high degree of objectivity and integrity in the evaluation of staff and engineering related problems

Desired Skills:

Broad general knowledge of materials science, engineering, manufacturing processes, and investment casting technologies.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary duties include planning, developing, evaluating, and conducting current state analysis and leading the implementation of technical projects towards future state objectives.

Technical:

Participate in the concurrent engineering process with customers
Responsible for preparing design specifications, requirements compliance, and customer interface on production information for manufacturing
Responsible for manufacturing process review, router preparation, and shop floor work instructions in line with organization’s Quality Management System (QMS) and manufacturing standards
Utilize industry best practices to design gating and processes to maximize part quality and cost efficiency.
Plan and manage part metallurgical and dimensional qualification.
Utilize GD&T knowledge to understand the impact of all aspects of the manufacturing process on dimensional control.
Use analytical tools to identify process improvement opportunities and participate in tooling and fixture design.
Problem Solving:

Responsible to select, adapt and implement solutions to a wide range of problems using logical and analytical engineering techniques that align with best practices.
Driver of conversations and redirecting as required to solve problems and achieve goals and objectives.
Be responsible for managing projects and implementing solutions that drive to an annual cost reduction goals
Communication:

Frequently collaborate and communication with various levels of the organization including production employees, supervisors, peers and subject matter experts.
Present to internal and external stakeholders on various topics reports complex in nature to various members of leadership.
Leadership:

· Lead cross functional teams, which could include customers and vendors.

· Resource for entry-level engineers and act as a solid team contributor.

· Responsible for managing your project budgets and keeping your projects on track.

Autonomy

Independently work to identify your own targets for projects.
Experience & Education
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technical Science field
Minimum 2 years of experience in engineering in a manufacturing environment
Required Skills
Knowledge and demonstrated ability in engineering principles and disciplines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate with various levels of the organization
Demonstrate a high degree of objectivity and integrity in the evaluation of staff and engineering related problems
Desired Skills
Broad general knowledge of materials science, engineering, manufacturing processes, and investment casting technologies.

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.

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