Mold Machine Operator B - Deer Creek

United States of America
Deer Creek (DCA)
Full Time
March 1 2021



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.

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. Deer Creek has a wide range of manufacturing capabilities producing products ranging from 16 lbs to 250 lbs.

To operate a variety of molding machines to produce moderately complex wax pattern and gating components of the highest quality.

To inspect, trim and clean wax parts as required.




1. Tooling Preparation


    Objective: to accurately prepare tooling dies for operation.


     Essential Job Functions:


     A.  Assembles disassembles, prepares and positions tooling dies for operation; changes die inserts as required.

     B.  Adds chills and solubles per tech cards.

     C.  Removes and/or cleans tooling after operation.


2.   Mold Machine Operation


     Objective: To operate moderately complex molding machines accurately and efficiently using technique cards and established setup procedures. To maintain dimensional integrity of product.


     Essential Job Functions:


     A.  Sets up, monitors, and controls mold machine functions.

     B.  Keeps dies clean during molding operations.

     C.  Removes wax parts from die, inspects for defects, and trims.

     D.  Cleans wax parts as required.


3.   Completes logs and records; documents any modifications to process.

4.   Meets all production and quality standards.

5.   Safety


     Objective: to take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices.


     Essential Job Functions:


     A. Adheres to plant and department safety rules.

     B. Safely operates all equipment and tools.

     C. Identifies and reports safety problems.




6. May train less skilled operators as assigned.

7. Performs other tasks as directed.

8. May be required to work with hazardous waste.




1. Pry bars

2. Side cutters and/or knives

3. Mallets

4. Torches and air nozzles

5. Air ratchet

6. Wrenches; allen and crescent

7. Power drill

8. Flashlight

9. Hoist

10. Dental picks

11. Mold Machines



1. Training is provided on the job.

2. May be required to complete Hazardous Waste Management Training.



1.   Skill in wax molding operations, as demonstrated by three to six   months of competent performance in any wax molding utility, leach tank or core/gate cleaner positions is preferred



     any equivalent combination of training and work experience.

2.   Ability to read, interpret and follow specifications on Technique Cards, Process Control Procedures and other special instructions.


3.   Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

4.   Ability to work alone with limited supervision.

5.   Written language skills required.

6.   Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.

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.