Engineer - Deer Creek

United States of America
Oregon
Milwaukie
Airfoils
Deer Creek (DCA)
Engineering General
Full Time
February 1 2021

  


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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 Airfoils LLC has achieved its preeminent position in the manufacture of aircraft engine blades and vanes and is rapidly gaining market share in the Industrial Gas Turbines industry through pushing the boundaries of Advanced Technology. PCC Airfoils LLC is one of only a few companies in the world that possesses the technology and capability to cast blades and vanes with complex, internal cooling passages out of sophisticated superalloys for aerospace and Industrial Gas Turbine customers. PCC Airfoils LLC has the advantage of being the leader in the production of airfoils for aircraft engines and of capturing a growing share of the market for Industrial Gas Turbine castings. Several new state-of-the-art casting furnaces were recently installed in PCC Airfoils’ facilities along with new ceramic dip lines to handle the increased volume. The dip lines feature the most advanced technology available to ensure process repeatability, improving yields and facilitating on-time product delivery.
Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, Deer Creek facility principally manufactures Equiax Vane and Nozzle segments for the Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) industry used in land-based turbine applications for power generation operations. 

Incumbent provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of products, processes, plans and procedures.  Designs methods to improve efficiency in production, reduce process variability and assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards exercising discretion and independent judgment in the evaluation of possible courses of conduct and acting or making decisions after the various possibilities have been considered.

 

Based on their independent judgment and within the scope of their engineering expertise, incumbent is vested with the authority to stop the manufacturing process.

 

Effective decisions will typically result in successful part programs and considerable financial benefit to the company.

 

This position reports to the Engineering Program Manager.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

 

Internal:  Engineers, production employees and various levels of management.                               

  • Discuss product related issues.  Requires tact, leadership, and influence.

External:  Customers, vendors

  • Discuss product design issues and procedures.
  • Identify and address safety considerations within the scope of job responsibilities.
  • Facilitate the correction of casting quality problems and implementing cost savings opportunities.
  • Work with customers to ensure that inspection acceptance criteria and dimensional tolerances are compatible with process capabilities through concurrent engineering. Ensure that product of the manufacturing process meet these requirements.
  • Review costs of specific operations and pursue appropriate cost reduction programs.
  • Design processes and gating to optimize metallurgical quality.
  • Prepare plans for dimensional development of castings, including trial pieces, tool/fixture build instructions, and straightening techniques.
  • Use dimensional inspection results and statistical analysis to create improvement plans.
  • Collaborate with QA and production personnel to prepare product qualification and discrepancy documentation for customer review.
  • Be cognizant of the specific shipping goals for each part number and support the Manufacturing organization in meeting those goals.
  • Interact with and coordinate with suppliers.
  • Establish detailed milestone plans for projects.
  • Prepare work instructions and part routers.
  • Support the preparation of quotations.
  • Requires a BS degree in engineering with 2+ years relevant experience OR equivalent experience.
  • Broad knowledge of mechanical, industrial, materials science engineering along with investment casting technology.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in engineering principles and disciplines; employed manufacturing processes; statistical analysis (data correlation); technical report and article preparation; preparing specifications; ability to define, plan, and complete major projects; ability to supervise/direct activities of professionals with diverse expertise.
  • Experience using Computer Aided Design, Statistical programs, Excel is preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of mechanical, industrial, materials science engineering along with investment casting technology.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in engineering principles and disciplines; employed manufacturing processes; statistical analysis (data correlation); technical report and article preparation; preparing specifications; ability to define, plan, and complete major projects; ability to supervise/direct activities of professionals with diverse expertise.
  • Experience using Computer Aided Design, Statistical programs, Excel is preferred.





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.