Mold Machine Operations Specialist / LPC-T / Dept 815 (Portland, OR)
This requisition was created on 1/24/2023.
Full benefits that start on the 1st of the month following your hire date
Paid holidays, vacations, and sick leave
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 operate all types of mold machines within department and specialize in the operation of these machines to produce complex and/or heavy wax pattern, soluble and gating parts. To inspect, and insure quality and dimensional integrity and adhere to P.C.P’s/S.O.P’s guidelines. To work with limited supervision.
1. Tooling Preparation:
Objective: To accurately prepare tooling dies for operation
Essential Job Functions:
A. Assembles, disassembles, prepares and positions tooling dies for operation; Changes, adds, removes multiple inserts to produce large, complex parts.
B. Adds chills and solubles per Technique Cards.
C. Works with part engineers and others to develop, test and introduce new and re-designed tooling, methods and techniques into the production process.
D. Determines molding sequence to meet production schedule, insure time and trained coverage for completion of mold and availability of necessary chills and solubles.
E. Removes, cleans and stores tooling after operation.
F. Performs minor repairs on tooling and machines as required.
2. Mold Machine Operation:
Objective: To operate complex molding machines accurately and efficiently using technique cards and established set-up procedures to maintain quality and dimensional integrity of the product.
Essential Job Functions:
A. Sets up, monitors and controls mold machine functions.
B. Keeps dies and/or inserts clean during molding machine operations.
C. Removes wax parts from die, inspects for defects, and trims.
D. Places on proper fixtures in order to maintain dimensional integrity of parts.
E. Ensures proper wax supplies are maintained for mold machine operation.
F. Ensures necessary and appropriate types of chillers and solubles are produced and available for creation of complex molds. If necessary, orders and produces chillers and solubles.
G. Initiates and implements corrective action to resolve quality and tooling problems as needed.
H. Develops and assists in tech card creation.
3. Completes logs and records:
A. Documents all modifications to process.
B. Evaluates and maintains department supply inventory.
Objective: to take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices.
Essential Job Functions:
A. Adheres to plant and department safety rules.
B. Safely operates all equipment and tools.
C. Identifies and reports safety problems.
D. Develops methods to lift large/heavy inserts and wax patterns without damaging tooling or mold using hoists and/or assistance from other operators.
5. Other Accountabilities:
A. Routinely trains less skilled operators as assigned.
B. Performs other tasks as directed.
C. May be required to handle hazardous waste.
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES, MACHINERY AND/OR TOOLS USED:
A. Pry bars, insert pullers, slide hammers.
B. Side cutters and/or knives.
D. Torches, hot pencils
E. Air nozzles
F. Air ratchet
G. Wrenches; allen and crescent
H. Mold Machines
I. Power drill
J. Flashlight, mirrors
L. Dental picks
1. Training is provided on the job.
2. PCC’s Forklift Driving Safety Certification Training must be completed.
3. May be required to complete Hazardous Waste Management Training.
1. Skill in the wax molding operations and demonstrated eighteen to twenty-four months of competent performance of Mold Machine Operator A duties.
2. Any equivalent combination of training and work experience.
3. Ability to read, interpret and follow specifications on Technique Cards, load cards and other types of special instructions.
4. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
5. Ability to work alone with limited supervision.
6. Written language skills required.
7. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.
NOTE: MOLD MACHINE OPERATOR LEVELS ARE DETERMINED PRIMARILY BY THE COMPLEXITY OF THE TOOLING BEING USED. ASSIGNMENT TO THIS SENIOR LEVEL POSITION REQUIRES MASTERY OF LEVELS A, B, and C AND THE ABILITY TO TRAIN OTHERS AND FACILITATE THE IMPROVEMENT AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW PARTS
INTO THE PROCESS.