Manufacturing Process Engineer

United States of America
North Grafton
Wyman Gordon
Engineering General
Full Time
January 1 2021




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.

Wyman-Gordon is the premier forging company for the global aerospace and energy markets. Providing a specialized service, Wyman-Gordon manufactures forged components from high grade titanium and nickel based alloys.  Such components are used for jet engines, including fan disks, compressor disks, turbine disks, and shafts.  We also produce titanium and steel forgings for airframes, including wing beams, wing boxes, door and window frames, as well as nacelle and landing gear components.  Wyman-Gordon also extrudes steel products for use in power plants and oil and gas industry applications. Our reputation, market position, and operational efficiency are reliant upon our demonstrated ability to continually improve.
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)
The purpose of this position is to provide support to both Operations and the Product Engineering organizations.  In this capacity, the position will support/facilitate manufacturing process improvement efforts and plans.  This position is responsible for driving cost reductions; implementation and support of Statistical Process Control techniques and associated measurement and control system; assisting and developing training program initiatives; and driving safety, quality and productivity improvements in the manufacturing areas of responsibility.
  • Support and facilitate Manufacturing Process Improvement efforts and plans.
  • Develop and initiate cost reduction programs for Open and Closed Die forge.
  • Support SPC techniques with a focus on improved measurement systems for Open Die Forge.
  • Assist and develop training program initiatives for forge operators.
  • Design Open Die forge programs to meet preform design requirements.
  • Work with operators and Product Engineering to refine Open Die work instructions.
  • Identify and elevate critical equipment conditions at Open and Closed Die.
  • Take ownership and refine SOP at Open Die Forge
  • Drive RCCA in collaboration with Operations and Quality utilizing disciplined problem-solving techniques.
  • 4 Year degree in engineering (Mechanical/Industrial)
  • Experience in open die forging (Preforming or Billet Conversion) strongly preferred.
  • Experience with advanced measurement systems (Laser Scanning or Structured Light) preferred.
  • Flexibility to assist other manufacturing areas as needs arise.
  • Able to drive change in demanding atmosphere.
  • Strong communication, organizational and computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of SPC tools and techniques.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously or as a team member.
  • Experience with problem solving methods (8D, 5Why, PFMEA, etc)
  • Blue print reading, GD&T and 3D Modeling experience (Catia V5 is a plus)

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.

This requisition is closed to applications.