Machining Engineer

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.

Responsible for designing complex tooling and preparing programs to manufacture work orders for complex aerospace and precision industrial fasteners on CNC equipment.  Select suitable designs, tools and materials from a wide variety of combinations to obtain optimum tool life.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze method sheets, product drawings, work drawings, and related specifications for each order to be processed and have any errors or inconsistencies resolved.
  • Prepare programs for each operation scheduled to run on CNC lathes, milling machines, and grinding machines.
  • Select and assign drills, reamers, cutters, threading tools, form tools, fixtures, spacers,

holders, cams, bushings, collets, etc (tooling) necessary to setup and perform each operation

as called for on the method sheet.

  • Utilize existing or standard tooling wherever possible. Design complicated tooling or

modify and improve existing tooling when standard tooling does not exist giving full

consideration to the dimension requirements, material, shrinkage, formability,

machinability, machining rates, etc.

  • Prepare the necessary drawings for each new tool, assign part numbers and maintain part number files, parts books, reference files or other records used to locate tools and parts and to eliminate duplication.
  • Prepare layout sheets as required, especially for complicated progressions or multiple tooling, to show manufacturing the position of each tool on turrets, carriages, slides, etc., the relationship to other tools and the sequences of operation.
  • Tool check each order.  Estimate the tool life for each work order and list the quantity of each item required.  Review the availability of each item and prepare tool requisitions for all items not in stock.
  • Review all first piece runs at the machine to assure product conformance and to

prove the accuracy and efficiency of the program and method.  Make any necessary

changes to improve tool life and achieve the most economical cycle time. 

  • Review each order for possible cost reductions.  Recommend method changes

where CNC methods are more economical.

  • Attend programming courses and seminars as required to become knowledgeable of

new methods and equipment and the latest developments in the field.

  • Resolve difficult and unusual problems, rarely refer problems to supervisor. Advise

supervisor of all orders where the costs or delivery dates cannot be met.  Prepare

monthly summary of all cost improvements.

  • Maintain daily contacts with Manufacturing, Production Control, Purchasing and

other engineering departments.

  • Perform other duties as necessary or appropriate to the position.


Required Skills:

  • Tooling selection, turning and milling capability (3 axis and 4 axis)
  • GD&T Knowledge
  • SolidWorks, Esprit, Automation and gantry load systems, and Six Sigma Green Belt preferred


Required Experience:

  • 2 to 5 years CNC Programming
  • Experience machining aerospace grade alloys


Level of Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering preferred


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

N-Never, O-Occasionally (<20%), F-Frequently (20%-80%), C-constantly (>80%)

Exposure to Adverse Working Conditions:


·          Noise, Noxious Orders, Temperatures


·          Hazardous Materials


Physical Conditions:


·          Close Eye Work (computers, typing, reading, writing)


·          Sedentary (continuous sitting)


·          Light Work (standing, walking, lifting <15 pounds)


·          Moderate Work (lifting 15-30 pounds, prolonged use of small hand  instruments or tools)


·          Moderately Heavy Work (lifting, moving, loading up to 35 pounds)


·          Heavy/Hard Work (above average strength & stamina)


Travel Requirements:


·        None


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.
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.