Sr. Manufacturing/ Die Design Engineer
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.
Originally founded in 1883 in Worcester, MA, the Wyman-Gordon Company boasts more than 125 years of forging experience and first manufactured forgings for the aerospace industry during WWI. Recognizing the need for more expansive heavy manufacturing capabilities to support larger and more advanced aircraft designs, the Department of Defense built the forging facility now located in North Grafton, MA in 1946, equipping it initially with an 18,000 ton closed-die press. In 1953, the facility was expanded to include the 35,000 and 50,000 ton presses in what was referred to as the “Air Force Heavy Press Program”. From this program’s inception, Wyman-Gordon was chosen to operate the North Grafton facility due to the company’s long-term experience and reputation in the industry. In 1988, Wyman-Gordon purchased the facility outright from the U.S. Government and ran it as a private company until 1999 when Wyman-Gordon was acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC).
Today, Wyman-Gordon has diversified its product portfolio beyond military applications to include forgings for many civil airliner and power generation applications. The 50,000 ton press is the largest operating in North America and is considered a strategic national industrial asset due to its essential nature in supporting various critical military aircraft production programs.
- Design and monitor closed-die and open-die forging process with risk assessment for potential lack of fill, defect formation, mismatch and die failure.
- Identifies and executes on opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction based on real time observations and feedback.
- Provides guidance and instructions on the shop floor as necessary to facilitate the efficient operation of the forge units.
- Communicates production issues effectively to the forge crew, supervision, management and customers.
- Directs the die designers in the design and modification of tools based on observation, feedback and experience.
- Participates in the estimation process.
- Performs area, volume and weight calculations.
- Participates in the creation of part specific and standard work documentation necessary for the production process.
- Creates drawings, sketches, templates and other documents and devices to aid in the production process.
- Has general knowledge of the techniques, hardware and software used to inspect forgings and dies.
- Performs simple inspection procedures to dimensionally check dies and forgings.
- Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university
- Eight to ten years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Extensive experience and high level expertise in forging and die design.
- CAD and CATIA experience
- Modeling experience is highly desired.
- A wide range of engineering knowledge with an emphasis on mechanics, materials, machining methods, mathematics and physics.
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.
Full Relocation is authorized for this position.