NC Programmer II
With more than 120 operations and approximately 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, and forgings 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.
PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.
In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.
The NC Programmer develops solutions to a wide range of complex machining problems, requiring ingenuity and innovation. The NC Programmer is responsible for defining and developing the machining process for complex aerospace parts, working with both hard and soft metals. The primary deliverable of the NC programmer is comprehensive NC programs and detailed support documentation for set-up and running parameters. The NC Programmer works in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment working with both external and internal customers.
The following is a list of duties, tasks, work activities, and/or functions the NC Programmer will/may be required to perform:
- The NC Programmer will work with the IPT, including the Manufacturing Engineers and Design Engineers, to plan the manufacturing process.
- The NC Programmer is responsible for defining the machining process, determining multiple position processes resulting in an efficient process that produces quality parts.
- The NC Programmer is responsible for selecting machine tools and cutting tools to result in the best performance of the machining process.
- The NC Programmer will, as needed, design fixtures and create reference geometry for the machining process.
- The NC Programmer is responsible for providing detailed machining instructions for the operations team including set-up, cutting tool definition, and in-process inspection.
- The NC Programmer is responsible for managing and maintaining NC programs and cutting tool assemblies and lists.
- The NC programmer will verify NC programs using simulation software (i.e. Vericut and ThirdWave Production Module).
- The NC Programmer will be responsible to support First Article machining and iterative updates based on shop feedback.
- The NC Programmer will be responsible to work in an IPT environment including customers, internal team members and suppliers. An NC Programmer must be able to work collaboratively and communicate effectively to achieve the program goals.
The following is a list of skills, abilities, training, education, experience, values, interest and /or talent the NC Programmer will be expected to possess and demonstrate:
- Minimum 5 years of experience developing multi-axis NC programs for hard or soft metal.
- Proficiency in the use of CATIA software is required for the performance of the NC Program functions.
- Comprehensive understanding of cutting tool application, including proper definition of speeds, feeds, depth of cuts, and chip load is required.
- Experience using CAM simulation software is preferred, specifically CGTech Vericut.
- Proficiency with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is required.
- The ability to estimate scope/size of a task, manage multiple tasks and work to a schedule is required.
- Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to effectively interface with all levels of the IPT, including the ability to exchange detailed written and verbal information communicated in English.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this $8.4 billion publicly traded company (NYSE: PCP) employs more than 18,500 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.