Design Engineer II

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.

Position summaryThe Design Engineer (DE) develops solutions to a wide range of complex technical problems, requiring ingenuity and innovation. The DE is expected to be a principal contributor and/or leader in structural design efforts to include concept generation through final detailed design, substantiating the design through classical analytical techniques.  The DE's primary deliverable will be detailed 3D models and 2D blueprints using Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools such as CATIA V5. The DE works in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment working with both external and internal customers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following is a list of duties, tasks, work activities and/or functions the Design Engineer will/may be required to perform:


  • The Design Engineer is responsible for generating innovative solutions to manufacturing challenges and requirements such as machining and inspection fixtures, material handling, assembly tooling, etc.


  • The DE will be responsible to read, assimilate, decompose and track compliance to requirements defining the design (geometry, interfaces, envelope, function, features, stress, materials, processes, environment, etc).


  • The DE will be responsible to model, detail, dimension and release detailed blueprints, using CATIA V5 tools, that adhere to company standards and satisfy the customer requirements. Design responsibility will include conceptual design through final released design.


  • The DE will be responsible to perform detailed tolerance stacks, basic stress analyses, select materials and define appropriate processes in support of defining and substantiating an end item that meets the customer requirements.


  • The Design Engineer (DE) will be responsible to work in an IPT environment including customers, internal team members and suppliers. A DE must be able to work collaboratively and communicate effectively to achieve the program goals.


  • The DE will participate in or lead reviews providing status and details of the design. The reviews will include Preliminary Design (PDR), Final Design (FDR/CDR), brainstorming and component level reviews.  The DE may be required to formally present reviews to the customer, management, the IPT or peers.


  • The DE is expected to work closely with manufacturing engineering in developing processes, technologies or products.


  • Must perform other reasonable duties as assigned by supervision.




The following is a list of skills, abilities, training, education, experience, values, interests and /or talent the Design Engineer will be expected to posses and demonstrate:


Preferred a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering with a strong curriculum emphasis on structural design, analysis and mechanics of materials is required for the performance of the DE functions.  An equivalent number of years of experience performing the essential job functions may be considered.


Two years of work experience in an aerospace structural airframe design environment is preferred but not required for the performance of many DE functions.  However, understanding of aerospace design principles, specifications and processes as they apply to structural design is required.


Proficiency in the use of CATIA software is required for the performance of the DE functions.


Proficiency with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT) and performing tolerance stack calculations is required.


Good understanding of manufacturing techniques including machining, assembly, and CMM inspection is preferred.


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


Training and experience in Design for Six Sigma is considered to be highly advantageous in this role.

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.
For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $85300 to $127900 US Dollar (USD) Salaried based on a variety of factors.  For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company’s Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 2X the Company’s bonus multiple, based on the Company’s performance in the applicable quarter. Employees will receive 120 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company’s 401(k) plan.
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.

This requisition is closed to applications.