Machinist II (2nd Shift)

United States of America
South Gate
Wyman Gordon
Dickson Testing Company
Full Time



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.

Base Pay Range: $ 19.00/hour - $ 34.25/hour

Business Profile: 

Wyman-Gordon is a worldwide supplier to the aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets. We hold quality accreditations for all the major airframe and engine manufacturers for both civil and military applications. Wyman-Gordon creates rotating closed-die forgings which are critical for aerospace and land-based gas turbines.  Wyman-Gordon also manufactures structural forgings for airframe, nuclear, petrochemical, power generation, and space applications.


Location Profile:

Located in South Gate, Dickson Testing Company, Inc. is a full-service destructive testing laboratory serving aerospace and metallic producers worldwide. Our laboratories serve our customers with metallurgical, mechanical, corrosion, and chemical testing services. In support of these services our facility provides complete specimen fabrication, cut off services and heat treat capability.                  


Position Summary:

The Machinist operates 2-5 axis CNC/Automated machine cells as well as standalone machines, which requires machine setup including preparing and setting up fixtures and cutting tools, as well as loading and adjusting CNC programs and offsets. Competencies include the ability to use more advanced quality inspection tools and techniques such as height and air gauges and bench inspection. The Machinist is able to read prints and has experience with common CNC G and M codes.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or competency needed for successful performance in the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work safely under functional safety guidelines such as PPE and equipment interaction.
  • Perform proper inspections of general tools, such as but not limited to height gauges, bore gauges, profilometer etc.
  • Proficient understanding of GD&T (geometric dimensioning & tolerance)
  • Knowledge of machine setup and tool selection.
  • Knowledge of machine work setting and toll offsets
  • Ability to load and indicate fixtures
  • Ability to adjust offsets
  • Maintain machine control “distance to go”
  • Maintain accuracy by setting up first run proofing
  • Knowledge of basic Lathe Setup
  • The ability to operate 2x Lathes simultaneously
  • Manage tool wear to assure part protection
  • Maintain SPC Control
  • Respond to machining process quality queues “i.e. Surface Finish” to assure quality
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills:

  • The ability to understand GD&T (geometric dimensioning & tolerance)
  • The ability to setup a machine and basic tool selection
  • The ability to maintain accuracy by setting up first run proofing
  • The ability to operate 2x lathes simultaneously
  • Ability to read blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, & specifications.
  • Effective communication skills in verbal and written format.
  • Ability to work independently but also as part of a team.


Experience & Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 2 – 4 years of related experience is required.
  • Relevant Certificate of Completion from a college or technical trade school is preferred but not required. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Manufacturing and laboratory environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.


The job may require additional hours beyond a 40-hour workweek.



Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer commit ted to recruit, hire, train and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.


Note:  This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.  Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This requisition is closed to applications.