Process Engineering Manager
With more than 150 operations and about 22,000 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 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. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.
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.
PCC San Leandro specializes in air and vacuum investment cast components for aerospace, energy and commercial applications. With over 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space located in the east Bay Area of California, San Leandro’s renowned engineering services and superior capabilities have resulted in significant growth for the plant.
The objective is to assist San Leandro operations in meeting its business and financial goals through the elimination of process variability. The development and implementation of statistical and analytical controls for internal and external consistency will be a key component resulting in first time process yield improvements and scrap reduction. The Manager’s performance will be measured on his or her ability to contribute to the plant operation’s P & L.
Responsible for identifying and attacking process yields using various data analysis techniques (statistical, mathematical, DOE, 6 Sigma, etc.) to uncover variables in the process that are not maintained in a controlled fashion.
Assure all process engineering proposals and activities are in compliance with customer and/or regulatory requirements.
Work with plant engineering and operations to record, implement and control processes for permanent corrective action and yield improvement.
Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and to make recommendations necessary to maintain process control.
Reduction of total scrap by a minimum of 10% on existing product in the first two years.
Establish expert reputation with plant staff managers concerning process variability concerns.
Continually look for ways to reduce operational costs, projects may be in the form of material reduction, variable cost improvement, or aforementioned scrap/rework reduction.
Manage Process Engineering and Continuous Improvement teams to achieve required results, financial target is 5% of cost of goods sold.
A four year degree is required with background in engineering, electronics, and statistics preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years experience in a technology driven manufacturing industry, such as; telecommunications, electronics, or automotive. Preferably, five (5) years of investment casting engineering experience.
Proven success in process improvements using mathematical and statistical problem-solving techniques to identify process variations in manufacturing.
The successful candidate’s career will show increasing levels of responsibility.
Assertive, energetic, self-starting, risk-taker with the ability to break through historical barriers and paradigms for out-of-the-box, data driven problem solving techniques.
Tremendous desire to be a change leader by establishing proven results.
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.