Quality Engineer- SSBO (Portland, OR)

United States of America
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.


Incumbent provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of products, processes, plans and procedures.  Designs methods to improve efficiency in production, reduce process variability and assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards exercising discretion and independent judgment in the evaluation of possible courses of conduct and acting or making decisions after the various possibilities have been considered.

Based on their independent judgment and within the scope of their engineering expertise, incumbent is vested with the authority to stop the manufacturing process. 

Effective decisions will typically result in successful part programs and considerable financial benefit to the company.

May supervise other engineers and/or technicians on an ongoing basis or as needed for the term of assigned projects. 


Essential Job Functions:

Ø    Conduct part specific quality planning of new parts in accordance with appropriate quality control manual (QCM).
Ø    Develop work Instructions from customer-supplied specifications.
Ø    Approve part router in accordance with PCC procedures and customer specifications.
Ø    Review customer supplied specifications to PCC capabilities.
Ø     Negotiate with customers to align customer specifications to PCC capabilities where necessary.
Ø    Review all non-conforming material for disposition, utilizing the report of non-conformance (RNC) system.
Ø    Submit non-conformance to customer and negotiate disposition.
Ø    Initiate request for corrective action (RCA) from internal and external customers.
Ø    Review returned goods (RGs) for valid/non-valid return.
Ø    Conduct external audits of PCC suppliers.
Ø    Conduct internal audits of PCC process/process.
Ø    Conduct internal audits of PCC quality system.
Ø    Release product to be shipped as an authorized Quality Representative of the customer.
Ø    May supervise other engineers or technicians on assigned projects.
Ø    Identify and address safety considerations within the scope of their job responsibilities. 
Ø    Be responsible for annual cost savings projects totaling 3x the employees salary.


Ø    Requires a BS degree in engineering with 5-8 years relevant experience, or a MS degree in engineering with 3-4 years relevant experience OR equivalent experience. 
Ø    Broad knowledge of mechanical, industrial, materials science engineering along with investment casting technology.
Ø    Knowledge and demonstrated ability in engineering principles and disciplines; employed manufacturing processes; statistical analysis (data correlation); technical report and article preparation; preparing specifications; ability to define, plan, and complete major projects; ability to supervise/direct activities of professionals with diverse expertise.
Ø    Experience using Computer Aided Design, Statistical programs, Excel, Solidview, Unigraphics or Catia skills is preferred.


This requisition is closed to applications.