Shell Finishing Processor / LPC-T / Dept 826 (Portland, OR)

United States of America
Full Time



This requisition was created on 1/24/2023


Quarterly bonuses

Full benefits that start on the 1st of the month following your hire date


Paid holidays, vacations, and sick leave

Tuition reimbursement

Gym membership reimbursement for you and your family

Safety shoe and safety glasses reimbursement

And so much more!

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 deliver the highest quality shell to Casting on time by grinding, dewax, plugging, cleaning, inspecting, insulating and repairing ceramic molds.


  • Shell Grinding
    • Objective: to prepare molds for dewax, deplasticize, flash fire and casting operations.
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Grinds mold edges, vents, thermal-coupling tubes, pins and open cups to allow removal of wax per specifications.
        • Assures proper drying time between sealer dip and grinding.
        • Maintains lot integrity.
        • Takes shell weights as required.
        • Cleans handles and/or frames of excess shell materials.
        • Breaks down framed product by removing skirts, nuts, washers and shell material as needed.
        • Removes and cleans plastic band from mold platter (LPCS and LPCT only); pulls string for shell removal as needed. (SSBO only)
        • Loads dewax carts according to specifications.
  • Dewax/Deplasticize
    • Objective: to remove wax from molds of water wash machine and/or high pressure steam autoclave.
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Verifies load for size and weight requirements.
        • Secures loads for transport and pressurization of autoclave.
        • Loads autoclave, records time, operates autoclave.
        • Transfers loads to drying oven and operates oven. (SSBO only)
        • Removes part from autoclave; transports to shell inspection area.
        • Removes impurities from nuts, washers, bolts and frames. (LPCT only)
        • Cleans wax residue from underside of mold and seal openings.
        • Prepares hoppers for wax drainage from autoclave. (LPCT only)
        • Logs dewaxed mold weight onto computer terminal (Marginal job function at SSBO)
        • Cleans mold frames of excess ceramic material; transfers frames to storage area or cleaning department.
  • Inspection
    • Objective: to inspect and repair shells prior to shipment to casting.
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Inspects shell for cracks and defects with a variety of hand inspection tools. LPCT only - Borescope used on limited basis if operator notices problem.
        • Makes repairs with cement, wax, slurry first dip solution or mesh as needed.
        • Plugs vents, holes, risers, and pours cups.
        • Installs filters. (SSBO only)
        • Verify lot integrity, checks ID markings.
        • Verifies water weight to analyze metal needs, checks for leaks.
  • Insulation - Final Preparation
    • Objective: to attach insulating material to shell as required.
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Cuts, wires or uses mud to attach insulating material to shell as required.
        • Inspect shells for defects, including storage damage.
        • Marks part and lot number on shell.
        • Verifies lot integrity.
        • Rolls insulated parts over to upright position for final processing.
        • Places thermal-couples into mold as directed. (LPCS only)
        • Places part on special framing fixtures (LPCS only); transports to casting.
        • Assists engineers with template design and modifications of insulating material. (Marginal job function at SSBO)
  • Maintains and completes all logs and records; assures shell ID matches paperwork during each process step and transportation.
  • Housekeeping
    • Cleans work area which may include grinding room sump.
  • Meets all production and quality standards.
  • Safety
    • Objective: to take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices.
      • Essential Job Functions:
        • Adheres to plant and department safety rules
        • Safely operates all equipment and tools.
        • Identify and report safety problems.
        • May be required to work with hazardous waste.
    • Performs other tasks as directed.


  • forklift
  • manual push cart and autoclave cart
  • hand grinders
  • shovels, floor scrapers, brooms squeegees
  • basic hand tools (e.g. hammers, wrenches, knives, prybars, pliers, etc.)
  • borescope (LPCT only)
  • scale
  • wheel dresser (grinding/sharpening wheel)
  • roll-over equipment
  • autoclave
  • hoist
  • slings straps
  • computer
  • clamps (LPCT and SSBO only)
  • wire cutters
  • shell boxes barrels (LPCT only)
  • bold washer (LPCT only)
  • grates (LPCT and SSBO only)
  • cheese rafasil cloth
  • prop stands
  • tape
  • flashlight dental mirrors
  • Pedestal grinder (LPCT only)


  • Training is provided on the job.
  • PCC's Forklift Driving Safety Certification Training must be completed.
  • Radiation Safety Training must be completed. (LPCT only)
  • May be required to complete hazardous waste management training.


  • Experience in the investing area preferred,
    • An equivalent combination of classroom training and work experience.
    • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. (addition, subtraction)
    • Ability to read, follow and interpret specification on Technique Cards, routers, and other special instructions.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.


    • LPCS has no drying oven.
    • Flash fire furnace operation at SSBO only.
    • Borescope operated only at LPCT.

    PCC Structurals is committed to a diverse workforce. As Equal Opportunity Employer, VEVRAA Federal Contractor, affirmative action employer we provide equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, disability, status as a protected veteran, national origin, color, or any other classification in accordance with federal, state, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances "Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Status/VEVRAA Federal Contractor". Veterans are encouraged to self-identify as PCC Structurals desires to provide protected veterans priority referrals for open positions. PCC Structurals complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

     In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 503-652-3512 for assistance. PCC Structurals is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor committed to providing priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. Veterans are encouraged to self-identify as desires to provide protected veterans priority referrals for open positions. PCC Structurals complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please visit

     NOTE:  for job positions that require respiratory protection (more than a filtering face piece – dust mask):

    In compliance with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division Personal Protective Equipment standard for Respiratory Protection, OAR 437, Div. 2/I 1910.134 and Oregon Health Division Rules for the Control of Radiation, OAR 333. Div. 120 (333-120-300 through 330), certain tasks within this job position require/may require the use of a NIOSH-approved respirator.  An individual will not be assigned to these tasks if  the person is not able to work under these conditions.  Respirator selection will be based on the work performed, exposure information, duration of use and any other relevant factors.  If a tight-fitting respirator is required, facial hair, temple pieces on glasses or other items that interferes with the face-to-face piece seal of the respirator are not permitted.