Wax Maker / LPC-S / Dept. 14 / (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.


 To produce acceptable quality waxes as defined by specifications, manufactured per Process Control Procedures and delivered as requested by the using plant.


  • Wax Production
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Develops wax manufacturing schedules to meet demands.
        • Measures wax ingredients and fills production vats.
        • Operates a variety of machinery and control equipment to produce waxes; oversees equipment during batch production operations; monitors gauges.
        • Tests wax batches against specifications and releases for storage and/or delivery.
        • Completes emergency production requests.
  •  Equipment Maintenance
    • Objective: maintain department and all equipment to assure safe, efficient operation and to minimize down time. 
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Monitors all department equipment visually and via sensors and gauges.
        • Troubleshoots equipment problems; communicates equipment failures or potential failures to supervisor.
        • Oversees and follows through on maintenance/repair projects.
        • Provides preventative and process maintenance and repairs as requested per supervision and department Standard Operating Procedures.
        • Cleans equipment and tools after use.
        • May be required to handle hazardous waste.
  • Inventory
    • Objective: maintain necessary inventory of wax materials and maintenance supply items.
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Inventories wax materials and supplies.
        • Orders materials as needed to maintain production schedule.
  • Record Keeping
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Completes inventory, production and equipment logs and reports.
  • Delivery
    • Objective:  assure wax deliveries to all customer plants including overseas deliveries. 
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Works with other personnel and provides expertise regarding transportation of waxes, pick up of transfer vessels and long-distance transportation.
  •  Safety
    • Objective:  take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices. 
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Adhere to plant and department safety rules.
        • Safely operate all equipment and tools.
        • Identify and report safety problems.
        • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including respirator.
  • Meets all production and quality standards.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


  • Fork lift
  • Electric and power tools (sander, chisel, air ratchet, drill, grinder)
  • Hoist
  • Torch
  • Scale
  • Hopper
  • Hand tools (screwdriver, wrench, hammer, pliers)


  • Training is provided on the job.
  • PCC's Forklift Driving Safety Certification Training must be completed.
  • May be required to complete Hazardous Waste Management Training.


  • Manufacturing experience in the processing of batch compounds or working knowledge of wax molding processes, as demonstrated by three to six months experience as a Wax Handler or Utility Aid in the Wax Molding area,
    • OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow specifications including Process Control Procedures, wax formulas and test forms and other special instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.