Operations Manager

United States of America
Noranco - Jet Processing
Full Time
September 1 2020



Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 29,500 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.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry. It now includes more than 35 plants in the U.S, Europe and Asia with over 5000 employees and has ambitious growth plans. Businesses within PCC Aerostructures include Primus International, SPS Aerostructures, Centra, Avibank and AVK, Klune, ProCoat, Southwest United Industries, Progressive Incorporated, Synchronous, Noranco and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.
The Noranco Deer Valley and Jet Processing facilities were recently acquired by PCC and provide high precision machined and fabricated components to the commercial and aerospace industry along with anodizing, passivation and other surface treatments. Aircraft platforms currently include the Boeing 737, Airbus A380, Lockheed Martin F-35 and Gulfstream E650. Combined annual sales revenue is in excess of $35 million and growing.
Manage, direct, and implement operations strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of division’s goals.
  • Develops and maintains business plans and performance criteria to ensure department effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Monitors departmental metrics and workload of core departments, identifies best practices and opportunities areas, and provides solutions for improved efficiencies.
  • Make revisions to procedures to maintain profitable operations and optimum service levels to internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for WIP movement, sales throughput, and rework reduction for the business.
  • Assures that TOC boards are kept up to date by shift.
  • Ensures standards for product quality, equipment, and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology is used to maximize production.
  • Provides leadership, coaching and development to direct reports in order to improve the caliber and productivity of all levels.
  • Aligns team via reinforcement of vision and goals; exceeds through superior hiring, continuous coaching, appraisal, formal training and disciplinary practices.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship and communications within the organization at all levels.
  • Encourages participation in operational improvements and innovations at all levels.
  • Establishes and maintains safe operations by adhering to procedures and policies.
  • Achieves 6-S objectives and achieves world class plant operations status.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Education / Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field preferred, and three years of progressive levels of managerial experience.
  • Must be able to perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has direct reports
  • Education / Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field preferred, and three years of progressive levels of managerial experience.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and general public.
  • Mathematical skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems when performing a wide variety of duties involving general knowledge of company policies and procedures within scope of responsibilities and their application to cases not previously covered. Duties require considerable judgment to work independently toward general results, devising new methods or concepts, modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet new conditions, making decisions guided by precedent and based on company policies.

This requisition is closed to applications.