Belt Grinder / LPC-S LSBS 1 / Dept 77 (Portland, OR)

United States of America
Full Time



This requisition was created on 11/11/2022.


  • Quarterly bonuses
  • Full benefits that start on the 1st of the month following your hire date
  • 401K
  • 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.

Uses a variety of machines and equipment to remove gating from castings in order to meet tech card requirements and customer specifications.

1.    Belt Grinding
Objective:  Belt grind parts to tech card tolerances with out part mutilation and at acceptable rates to meet department goals.
Typical Activities:
A.    Review tech cards and belt grind parts to required tolerances while applying pre-determined best practices.
B.     Work with part engineers, trainers, supervision and other operators to help establish best practices and to reduce manufacturing costs.
C.     Performs other departmental and team tasks as directed by supervision.

2.    Inspection
Objective:  To assure compliance with belt grind technique cards and to meet customer specifications.
Typical Activities:
A.    Verifies dimensional compliance using micrometers, calipers, and similar types of dimensional inspection devices. 
B.     Provides assistance/training to other operators in the department as required by the lead or supervisor.

3.  Labor reporting
Objective: To accurately report time and quantities against work orders.
Typical Activities:
A.     Uses bar code equipment to perform transactions.
B.     Completes entries on Process records accurately and in compliance with quality requirements.
C.    Accurately records data for special projects as required.

4.    Safety
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.
Objective:  To take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices.
Typical Activities:
A.    Adheres to plant and department safety rules.
B.    Performs all job related tasks in a manner that supports a pro-active safety program in which the operator’s behavior clearly demonstrates a commitment to safety.
C.    Identifies and reports safety problems.

5.    Training:
The majority of training will be On-The-Job and in most cases accompanied with task specific training modules. It will be the employee’s responsibility to progress through these tasks with performance and quality levels that comply with the requirements identified in the Step Progression Record.

1.    Previous experience and working knowledge of grinding tools, equipment, and materials is preferred.                    
2.    Basic ability to follow instructions, read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations is required.
3.    Ability to use and read dimensional tools including calipers, gauges and micrometers is preferred.
4.    Ability to read, interprets, and follows specifications on Tech Cards and Process Control Procedures.
5.    Requires prolonged periods of standing and the ability to continuously or repetitively maneuver objects weighing as much as 80 pounds.  Lifting requirements are also a consideration but weights in excess of 35 pounds should be handled using the assistance of other operators and/or appropriate lifting devices. 
6.    Ability to work in difficult working conditions.  These may include exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, temperature extremes, awkward physical positions and other elements for extended periods of time.

Department reporting may vary between Business Operations.  One Business Operation may require that parts remain stationary while equipment moves over the part; another Business Operation may require that equipment remain stationary while the part moves over the equipment.  In both cases the fundamentals, quality and performance issues will remain similar.