Safety Manager - Deer Creek

United States of America
Deer Creek (DCA)
Environmental, Health, and Safety
Full Time
May 1 2020



Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

PCC Airfoils LLC has achieved its preeminent position in the manufacture of aircraft engine blades and vanes and is rapidly gaining market share in the Industrial Gas Turbines industry through pushing the boundaries of Advanced Technology. PCC Airfoils LLC is one of only a few companies in the world that possesses the technology and capability to cast blades and vanes with complex, internal cooling passages out of sophisticated superalloys for aerospace and Industrial Gas Turbine customers. PCC Airfoils LLC has the advantage of being the leader in the production of airfoils for aircraft engines and of capturing a growing share of the market for Industrial Gas Turbine castings. Several new state-of-the-art casting furnaces were recently installed in PCC Airfoils’ facilities along with new ceramic dip lines to handle the increased volume. The dip lines feature the most advanced technology available to ensure process repeatability, improving yields and facilitating on-time product delivery.
Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, Deer Creek facility principally manufactures Equiax Vane and Nozzle segments for the Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) industry used in land-based turbine applications for power generation operations. Deer Creek has a wide range of manufacturing capabilities producing products ranging from 16 lbs to 250 lbs.
Fosters, directly and indirectly, by action, example and training, a comprehensive safety program throughout the Structurals Division, at all locations. Monitors potential health and safety conditions of the workplace; identifies problems, recommends solutions, and ensures that the on-going safety system is corrected to incorporate the changes.

Position requires a hands-on manager who is willing to maintain a high level of visibility with PCC’s management team and manufacturing and fabrication teams. Selected candidate is expected to manage, direct and support development of PCC’s safety and industrial hygiene programs. Provide support and guidance for PCC manufacturing operations in the following areas:

  • Safe workplace procedures
  • New Equipment Review and Approval
  • OSHA compliance
  • Safety training
  • Identification, evaluation and control of industrial hygiene exposures
  • Ergonomics
  • Emergency Response
  • Hazards Identification
  • Injury / incident prevention and analysis
  • Hazardous material management
  • May be required to handle hazardous waste
  • May be required to complete hazardous waste management training
  • May be required to complete Emergency Coordinator Training


Additionally, the selected candidate will be responsible for supporting and developing PCC’s industrial safety compliance programs as well as developing an effective injury / incident prevention program, which demonstrates a reduction in injury frequency and severity and a corresponding decrease in workers’ compensation costs.


Requisite Skills:

Selected candidate will require strong management, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills. Ability to effectively develop and communicate PCC’s safety program and vision throughout the organization. Ability to develop and deliver safety training programs and experience in developing business plans. Familiarity with, and ability to negotiate and interface effectively, on PCC’s behalf, with outside regulatory agencies. This position also requires strong assessment and writing skills.


Knowledge of Oregon OSHA, EPA and other applicable regulatory agency requirements. Ability to interpret safety, environmental and industrial hygiene regulations and requirements and determine most effective implementation strategy. A knowledge of workers compensation is a plus.


Advanced personal computing skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Working knowledge of safety and industrial hygiene monitoring equipment and techniques.

Bachelor or Masters degree in Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene or Environmental Engineering preferred. Bachelor or Masters in Chemistry, Biology, Public Health or Engineering acceptable with appropriate workplace experience.

 CSP or CIH preferred. Candidates who have passed first exams for CSP or CIH certifications also acceptable.

Five to ten years of progressive safety, environmental or industrial hygiene experience in a heavy manufacturing setting or as a safety and loss control consultant for a casualty insurer or major insurance broker.

This requisition is closed to applications.