Production Grinder - Deer Creek (Portland, OR)

United States of America
Deer Creek (DCA)
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.


To remove gating material, and blend and grind casting surfaces to meet customer specifications.



Finish Grinding.

Objective: to grind and blend gating and defect areas on castings, and provide surface finishing within dimensional tolerances; to remove the minimum amount of metal necessary to remain within specified tolerances.

Typical Activities:

  1. Reviews tech cards and blueprints to determine grinding requirements.
  2. Determines stock removal requirements and tolerances for removal of gate material or other added metal stock.
  3. Determines acceptance limits for grinding and blending defects.
  4. Uses counter-balanced belt grinders, fixed grinders held-held grinders, air tools, and hand tools including files and mirrors to grind and polish casting areas.
  5. Wears required protective shields, clothing, wrist supports, glasses and gloves during grinding operations.
  6. Visually inspects castings during grinding operations to assure compliance with specifications.
  7. Makes dimensional measurements on specified parts to assure compliance with specifications; marks undersized areas for further inspection.


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

NOTE:  for job positions that require respiratory protection (more than a filtering face piece – dust mask):

In compliance with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division Personal Protective Equipment standard for Respiratory Protection, OAR 437, Div. 2/I 1910.134 and Oregon Health Division Rules for the Control of Radiation, OAR 333. Div. 120 (333-120-300 through 330), certain tasks within this job position require/may require the use of a NIOSH-approved respirator.  An individual will not be assigned to these tasks if the person is not able to work under these conditions.  Respirator selection will be based on the work performed, exposure information, duration of use and any other relevant factors.  If a tight-fitting respirator is required, facial hair, temple pieces on glasses or other items that interferes with the face-to-face piece seal of the respirator are not permitted.


Typical Activities:

  1. Adheres to plant and department safety rules.
  2. Safely operates all equipment and tools.
  3. Identifies and reports safety problems.
  4. May be required to handle hazardous waste.
  5. Performs minor maintenance and changes belts on equipment.
  6. Completes logs and records.
  7. Performs other tasks as directed.
  8. May provide training and work direction to B-level grinders.



  1. Training is provided on the job.
  2. May be required to complete hazardous waste management  training.


  1. Grinding skills and working knowledge of grinding tools, equipment, and materials.



    An equivalent combination of training and work experience.

  1. Ability to follow instructions, read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  2. Ability to read, interpret, and follow specifications on Tech Cards.
  3. Ability to lift and/or maneuver objects weighing thirty to fifty pounds and occasionally up to eighty pounds.
  4. Ability to work in difficult working conditions which may include exposure to noise, dust, temperature extremes and other elements for extended periods of time.



This requisition is closed to applications.