Production Wax Assembler (Dayshift) - Wax Center (Portland, OR)

United States of America
Wax Center
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 assemble complex segmented patterns in a dimensionally controlled fixture in preparation for the gating process.



  • To inspect pattern components and dimensional fixture prior to loading.
  • Pre-inspects pattern and dimensional fixture prior to start of assembly.
  • Reads and follows technique card assembly instructions, which describe numerous unique assembly steps of a complex nature; plans the methods for completing a given assignment and selects among alternative assembly methods.


  • To accurately assemble complex multi-component patterns to maintain dimensional integrity.
  • Assembles complex multi-component patterns by means of torch, hot pencils, and a variety of hand tools.
  • Assembles complex patterns using full-time dimensional fixturing to maintain dimensional control and stability.
  • Manipulates fixture/pattern components to remove configuration discrepancies and verify dimensional integrity
  • Possibly develops code sheets for engineering-requested modifications or deviations to standard assemblies.
  • Inspects assemblies during and after the assembly process to detect defects and ensure quality.


  • Ability to apply pattern assembly techniques, methods, materials, fixturing and construction.
  • Experience assembling wax patterns and/or pattern finishing is preferred or the equivalent experience
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with others.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and promote team development.
  • Ability to read and follow complex written instructions.
  • Ability to lift and/or maneuver objects weighing thirty to fifty pounds and occasionally up to one hundred twenty-five pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to work in conditions which may include exposure to noise, fumes, crowding, awkward physical positions, abrasions, cuts, and chemicals.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.