Dispatcher - Day Shift - Deer Creek (Portland, OR)

United States of America
Deer Creek (DCA)
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 coordinate, track and document the movement, status and location of work-in-progress inventory; to transport and track parts from one department to another in order to assure accurate and timely movement of parts through the manufacturing process; to move parts within available process span time; to be responsive to production needs; to maintain quality records, reports, invoices and packing slips in order to assure accurate records and reports are maintained to support quality documentation requirements. 



Verification, Transport, and Tracking.

Objective:  to maintain lot integrity and part identification during movement of parts, and transport parts per routing information; to enter accurate inventory, scheduling, and location information into tracking system to support planning of customer orders.

Typical Activities:

  1. Verifies and matches part lots with paperwork, routing information, serial numbers, quantities, etc. before transporting lots to next department.
  2. Checks for and assures the completion of necessary signoffs on work completion and/or routing information before transporting lots to next department.
  3. Meets with Leads to reconcile problems regarding paperwork/part inaccuracies, assures communication among production departments related to product movement.
  4. Follows routers; moves parts by hand, pallet jack, and with fork lifts.
  5. Performs and Coordinates loading and unloading of product to and from Division service centers, e.g. machine shop, HIP, LSBS, SSBO; updates computerized inventory control system to reflect locations; may directly move product as needed.
  6. Moves equipment and parts as needed within the teams as needed.
  7. Makes computer entries to update the inventory, scheduling and location of parts; processes the addition and/or re-sequencing of processes as submitted by engineering; enters transaction codes on all lot movements.
  8. Reconciles inventory system information; assures that part lot numbers are accurately accounted for.
  9. Dispatches "rush" jobs as requested; assures tracking of parts.
  10. Completes daily cycle counts; checks sample lots for quantity, identification numbers and location; lot moves to keep accurate inventory control.


Objective:  to maintain neat, organized work areas.

Typical Activities:  Cleans floors, sweeps aisles and keeps aisles free of parts and pallets.


Objective: to take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices.

Typical Activities:

  1. Adheres to plant and department safety rules.
  2. Safely operates all equipment and tools.
  3. Identifies and reports safety problems.
  4. Completes logs and records.
  5. Performs other tasks as directed.



  1. Training is provided on the job.
  2. PCC's Fork Lift Driving Safety Certification Training must be completed.
  3. Training in Materials Resource Planning computerized inventory control systems.
  4. May be required to complete Hazardous Waste Management Training.



  1. Previous manufacturing floor experience or dispatching experience affording knowledge of the importance of part location tracking is preferred.
  2. Previous data entry and inventory control experience preferred.
  3. Basic ability to follow instructions, read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations.
  4. Ability to attend to detail, resolve record keeping problems and work independently.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  6. Ability to safely lift and/or maneuver objects weighing thirty to fifty pounds and occasionally up to seventy-five pounds.
  7. Ability to work in difficult working conditions which may include exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, temperature extremes and other elements for extended periods of time.
  8. Valid Drivers License required.
  9. Ability to drive a truck (up to 26,000 LBS GVW).




  1. Dispatchers work with computerized MRP II inventory control system; requires significant computer entry.
  2. Dispatchers calculate slurry component poundages, issue quantities to jobs, and reconcile discrepancies with Planning and Bill Of Materials departments.