Investmnet Primary/Backup Coater - Swing

United States of America
Carson City
Carson City
Full Time



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.


Under general supervision, inspect, clean, dip wax pattern assemblies and maintain primary slurry tanks in accordance with quality standards. Ensure that documentation and parts are correctly matched. 


Principle Accountabilities:


  1. Investment Primary Coater

Objective: Under general supervision, oversee and perform dip and stucco operations of wax patterns to produce shell molds.  Inspect shell molds to ensure conformance to published specifications on technique cards approved by plant Quality Department.


      Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow established housekeeping and safety practices to maintain the quality of the work environment.
  • Under general supervision, mix slurries and dip patterns for the forming of shell molds; responsibility for slurry viscosity maintenance and data recording for optimum operation.
  • Perform visual (cracks, bridging, foreign material, etc.) and mechanical inspection of shell molds for strength; control correct drying time between coats and speed of drying.
  • Work is subject to final inspection and check.
  • Read, comprehend and have ready access to O.P.C. and Q.C.P. Manuals.
  • Build, mix and maintain slurry tanks and sand beds to obtain optimum dipping conditions.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of ceramic shell process and particularly all causes of casting defects which are investment caused or related.
  • Demonstrate good eye hand coordination.
  • Meet all production and quality standards.
  • Access main computer system to maintain accurate records of work performed.
  • Work safely when lifting, use transport devises and get help on larger items to work area.
  • Verify all parameters on tech cards for number of coats, special handling, core packing, etc. for each specific lot.
  • Attach dip handles to wax pattern trees.
  • Clean parts to remove grease and dirt; etch parts and hang to dry.
  • Dip patterns into slurries and show ability and skill to drain, stucco, dry molds, and understand critical factors.
  • Wheel and shovel sand to the tanks.
  • Inspect wax patterns for defects.
  • Weigh and measure proportions of ceramics, binders, etc.
  • Load and operate machine to manufacture slurry.
  • Keep all Zahn Cups, dilution equipment, mixers, etc. clean and in optimum condition.
  • Assist in training lower skilled classifications as required.
  • Follow established housekeeping and safety practices to maintain the quality of the work environment.
  • Perform all work deemed necessary to meet Plant goals.


  1. Safety

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


      Essential Job Functions:

  • Adhere to plant and department safety rules.
  • Identify and report safety problems.
  • Safely operate all equipment and tools.


Additional Accountabilities:

  • Train less skilled personnel as assigned.
  • Perform related work of equal or lesser kill level as required


Essential Equipment, Vehicles, Tools and/or Machinery used:

  • A variety of pumping (air, electric, etc.) and mixing (Hand and powered) machines.
  • Lifting devices (Lift tables, Cranes, Fork Lift, etc.)
  • Various hand tools (Pliers, Wrench, Wax surfacing hand tools, Scrapers and Knives, Measuring devices, Clippers, Scissors, )



  • Experience and/or training are included in considerations.
  • Able to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Able to precisely follow written recipes for slurry tanks, core material and all other mixtures necessary in area.


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 position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.