Metallurgical Lab Technician

United States of America
California
Compton
Aerostructures
Alloy Processing
Operations

  


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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. The company has a history of superior earnings growth and was the fourth best performing stock in the S&P 500 during the last decade, up 1580%.

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. Mr. Buffet stated, “I’ve admired PCC’s operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world’s aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire’s Board of Directors is proud that PCC has joined Berkshire.”

PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

PCC Aerostructures now includes 33 plants with over 5500 employees and has ambitious growth plans. Businesses within PCC Aerostructures include Primus International, SPS Aerostructures, Centra, Klune Industries, ProCoat, Southwest United Industries, Progressive Incorporated, Synchronous, Kalistrut, and Noranco.  Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Arizona, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China. 

Established in 1988, Alloy Processing Inc. started with eight employees in a 2,800 square foot facility located in Compton, California with a tank capacity of 3' x 2.5' x 3'. Since then, Alloy has grown to over 100 employees in a 37,000 square foot facility in Compton, California with a tank capacity of 40' x 4' x 6'. Alloy Processing became part of the PCC family in 2013 and looks to expand at a rapid pace in the coming years with significant new investments and capabilities on the horizon.

This position is responsible for the day-to-day Lab Quality Inspections at the facility.   In Process and Final Inspections of Thermal Spray (Plasma and HVOF), and Machine Grinded commercial and military Aerospace parts.  Inspections can include Coating - Pull and Band, Micro Hardness, Metallurgical examinations, Thickness, Tensile, Cup testing, Water drop etc.)

As a member of the Quality Team, the Quality Inspector interacts and cooperates with team members to contribute to the overall efficiency, effectiveness and smooth operations of the Quality department.


• Maintain a working knowledge of Quality Process (AS9100) procedure requirements as they apply to inspection and manufacturing operations • Understanding and proper use of applicable procedures, specifications, work instructions, etc. • Reviewing, as applicable, Shop Travelers and purchase orders to determine required inspection parameters and verification of completion of previous operations, correct quantities, correct references to workmanship / acceptance criteria, part cleanliness, damage free surfaces, etc. • Ensuring that all test equipment and materials are maintained in good working condition and that Calibration is current for items requiring calibration prior to each use • Performing process control testing and related documentation of results • Inspections (Coating - Pull and Band, Micro Hardness, Metallurgical examinations, Thickness, Tensile, Cup testing, Water drop etc.) in accordance with defined requirements / parameters and documenting the inspection / test results on the appropriate record • Identify and segregate non-conforming product if applicable • Performing and documenting results of all required equipment checks and reporting any nonconforming conditions to the Quality Manager • Ensuring control of Nonconforming / age controlled material in accordance with established procedures • Create, review and print product Certification Certificates • Maintain regular and punctual attendance according to shift-times or a pre-arranged work schedule • Understand, adhere, and demonstrate to the company's commitment to QUALITY and SAFETY! • Perform other duties, as assigned


• 3-5 years experience in Quality Lab Inspection
• Expereince with Aerospace Quality Inspections required
• Expereince in AS9100 and NADCAP Quality system environments
• Familiarity of setting up samples, working with bonded surface
• Materials experience with a preference in Thermal Spray, (both plasma and HVOF)
• Understanding of Microstructure

This position is responsible for the day-to-day Lab Quality Inspections at the facility.   In Process and Final Inspections of Thermal Spray (Plasma and HVOF), and Machine Grinded commercial and military Aerospace parts.  Inspections can include Coating - Pull and Band, Micro Hardness, Metallurgical examinations, Thickness, Tensile, Cup testing, Water drop etc.)

As a member of the Quality Team, the Quality Inspector interacts and cooperates with team members to contribute to the overall efficiency, effectiveness and smooth operations of the Quality department.