Dimensional Engineer - Deer Creek (Portland, OR)

United States of America
Oregon
Milwaukie
Structurals
Deer Creek (DCA)
Engineering
On-Site
Full Time

  


6926


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.

PURPOSE

This position commonly reports to the Engineering Program Manager and may perform one or more of the following engineering functions:  Part Engineering, Dimensional Engineering, Quality Engineering, Process Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or NDT Level III. Incumbent provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of products, processes, plans and procedures.  Designs methods to improve efficiency in production, reduce process variability and assure compliance with approved 0methods and quality standards exercising discretion and independent judgment in the evaluation of possible courses of conduct and acting or making decisions after the various possibilities have been considered.

Based on their independent judgment and within the scope of their engineering expertise, incumbent is vested with the authority to stop the manufacturing process.

Effective decisions will typically result in successful part programs and considerable financial benefit to the company.

May supervise other engineers and/or technicians on an ongoing basis or as needed for the term of assigned projects.

PART ENGINEER

Essential Job Functions:

  • Participate in the concurrent engineering process with customers.
  • Responsible for preparing design specifications, requirements compliance, and customer interface on production information for manufacturing.
  • Interaction with customer and tooling personnel.
  • Manufacturing process review.
  • Develop and maintain necessary tools and procedures to meet customers’ blueprints.
  • Coordinate with QA and production personnel in preparing necessary information to produce investment castings.
  • Gating design.
  • Prepare routers.
  • Assist in preparing quotes
  • Establish development timetables for new jobs.
  • Participate in correcting engineering related problems.
  • Release of developed jobs.
  • Review customer drawings and specification changes for impact.
  • May supervise other engineers or technicians on assigned projects.
  • Responsible for casting metallurgical quality
  • Issue technique cards and work instructions
  • Work with the Product Engineer and the computer database to determine costs of specific operations and pursue appropriate cost reduction programs.
  • Be cognizant of the specific shipping goals for each part number and support the Manufacturing organization in meeting those goals.
  • Develop part router in accordance with PCC procedures and customer requirements.
  • Identify and address safety considerations within the scope of their job responsibilities.
  • Plan and manage part metallurgical qualification (ESA, VSE)
  • Be responsible for annual cost savings projects totaling 3x the employees salary

DIMENSIONAL ENGINEER

Essential Job Functions:

  • Participate in the concurrent engineering process with customers.
  • Participate in correcting engineering related problems.
  • Work with customers to ensure that the dimensional tolerances are compatible with process capabilities.
  • Assist in preparing quotes.
  • Prepare plans for dimensional development of the casting including trial pieces, fixture concepts, and straightening techniques.
  • Determine shrink factors and special information to be used in each tool. Assist in the review of tool concepts and in providing information to tool vendors.
  • Review the dimensional analysis of tools and waxes molded with those tools. Review and analyze dimensional layouts. Determine if tool is acceptable.
  • Provide technique cards and/or the input for technique cards.
  • Using dimensional inspection results and statistical analysis identify areas requiring further dimensional development.
  • Develop written action plans documenting dimensional problems and identifying plans to address those problems.
  • Work with the Product Engineer and the computer database to determine costs of specific operations and pursue appropriate cost reduction programs.
  • Be cognizant of the specific shipping goals for each part number and support the Manufacturing organization in meeting those goals.
  • May supervise other engineers or technicians on assigned projects.
  • Identify and address safety considerations within the scope of their job responsibilities.
  • Be responsible for annual cost savings projects totaling 3x the employees salary

QUALITY ENGINEER

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conduct part specific quality planning of new parts in accordance with appropriate quality control manual (QCM).
  • Develop work Instructions from customer-supplied specifications.
  • Approve part router in accordance with PCC procedures and customer specifications.
  • Review customer supplied specifications to PCC capabilities.
  • Negotiate with customers to align customer specifications to PCC capabilities where necessary.
  • Review all non-conforming material for disposition, utilizing the report of non-conformance (RNC) system.
  • Submit non-conformance to customer and negotiate disposition.
  • Initiate request for corrective action (RCA) from internal and external customers.
  • Review returned goods (RGs) for valid/non-valid return.
  • Conduct external audits of PCC suppliers.
  • Conduct internal audits of PCC process/process.
  • Conduct internal audits of PCC quality system.
  • Release product to be shipped as an authorized Quality Representative of the customer.
  • May supervise other engineers or technicians on assigned projects.
  • Identify and address safety considerations within the scope of their job responsibilities.
  • Be responsible for annual cost savings projects totaling 3x the employees salary.

PROCESS ENGINEER

Essential Job Functions:

Keep Process in Control

  • Maintenance
    • Review and respond to department quality data on a daily, weekly, and quarterly basis.
    • Update and review control charts, control limits, and process control cookbooks.
    • Audit and update PCP’s, SOP’s and Purchase Specifications, as well as Audit Plans and Reports.

Responsiveness

  • Process control is a key source of process information and process expertise for process and part troubleshooting. Immediate customer and quality excursions are a high priority.

 Reduce Variability (Continuous Improvement)

  • Improve measurements and capability for raw materials, input variables, process yields, and response variable using SPC and NEI methods. Focus on key departments metrics such as scrap, rework, and process yield.
  • Improve the use and integration of SPC tools and techniques to improve process predictability.
  • Conduct gauge repeatability and reproducibility studies to correct gauge error greater than 30%.

May supervise other engineers or technicians on assigned projects

Identify and address safety considerations within the scope of their job responsibilities.

Responsible for annual cost savings projects totaling 3x the employee’s salary.

Responsible for data of raw materials (Alloy Service Center Responsibility)

Data Collection/Evaluation into Alloy Blending System (ABS)

Conduct review of customer specifications before input into system.

Input of raw materials.

Track type and lot of raw materials adhering to chemistry, revert, and cost targets.

Performs data analysis as needed.

Responsibility for cost savings projects through SIX Sigma.

Participate in the RCA process.

 

Manufacturing Engineer

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the specification, and design of equipment for the manufacturing
  • Manager procurement of equipment for production needs.
  • Direct installation of equipment and processes in the manufacturing environment.
  • Responsible for budgets and keeping projects on budget.
  • Provide after-installation equipment support and improvement.
  • Oversee general construction projects.
  • Familiarity with CAD.
  • Interface smoothly with other departments to develop joint plans for resolving parts problems.
  • Work directly with multiple teams to successfully achieve varied goals.
  • Using math and statistical information to prove and model plans.
  • Work closely with and favorably represent PCC with customers and suppliers.
  • Developing and adhering to, with any troubleshooting necessary, project timetables.
  • Logical and analytic approach to problem solving.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a BS degree in engineering with 5-8 years relevant experience, or a MS degree in engineering with 3-4 years relevant experience OR equivalent experience.
  • Broad knowledge of mechanical, industrial, materials science engineering along with investment casting technology.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in engineering principles and disciplines; employed manufacturing processes; statistical analysis (data correlation); technical report and article preparation; preparing specifications; ability to define, plan, and complete major projects; ability to supervise/direct activities of professionals with diverse expertise.
  • Experience using Computer Aided Design, Statistical programs, Excel, Solidview, Unigraphics or Catia skills is preferred.