Electrode Fabricator / LPC-T / Dept 854 / Swing Shift Sun -Thurs 16:00-24:00 (Portland, OR)

United States of America
Full Time



This requisition was created on 9/17/2022


Quarterly bonuses

Full benefits that start on the 1st of the month following your hire date


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.


To accurately and consistently fabricate and weld titanium electrodes into titanium ingots for casting into parts.



Objective:  Identify, measure, align and cut released Alloy for Electrode fabrication.

Essential Job Functions:

Identify released metal by M L number, using the MLC database
Calculate the length of Alloy to efficiently utilize inventory, taking into consideration stub length and furnace capabilities.
 Align Alloy bar in Bandsaw to ensure a smooth, straight cut
 Monitor Bandsaw as it is cutting to ensure blade stays on track, and cut remains straight
Stub recycling
Cut off melted Alloy from end of Stub
Ensure stub is cut straight
Identify M L, length and alloy type on the stub per identification template


Objective:  To adequately weld Alloy bar to Stub, creating a Titanium Electrode

Essential Job Functions:

Ensure welder is in proper operating condition
Verify that there is enough weld wire, that the weld wire is the correct type, and that the feeder is working correctly
Remove any alpha case inclusions, and debris from welding surface on bar and stub. This may include the use of wire brushes, grinders, air hammers and acetone.
Ensure that Alloy is released by M L number, using the MLC database
Fill out a manual Weld map, and enter into MLC database to create barcoded electrode tag
Use TIG welder to attach Alloy bar to stub.
Clean all weld lines using a wire brush
Mark all weld lines with Alloy M L number for identification
Verify total electrode weight and attach Bar code tag. 

3.  Record Keeping and Inventory

Objective:  To maintain records of welds, Bandsaw cuts, electrode maps and metal inventory.

Essential Job Functions:

A.  Maintains records of all welds.
B.  Maintains records of usable metal.
C.  Assures that all metal is identified by metal lot number.
D.  Validate metal inventory as requested.
E.  Positively identifies fabricated electrodes.
F.  Maintain records of bandsaw cuts per blade.
G.  Updated MLC database for inventory accuracy and electrode tracking.

4.  Safety

Objective:    To maintain a safe working environment with an emphasis on safety consciousness in all aspects of the job.

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.  Performs monthly STOP audits

5.  Meets all production and quality standards.


6.  Performs other tasks as directed.


1.  Industrial band saw
2.  Plasma and TIG welders
3.  Forklift
4.  Overhead crane hoist
5.  Hydraulic conveyor
6.  Basic hand tools (hammer, pry bar, screwdriver, etc.)
7.  Razor blades
8.  Air jack
9.  Computer with access to the MLC database


1.  Training is provided on the job.
2.  PCCs Fork Lift Driving Safety Certification Training must be completed.

Minimun one year welding experience
An equivalent combination of classroom training and work experience.

2.  Ability to read, interpret, and follow specifications on Tech Cards and Process Control Procedures.

3.  Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.

4.  Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

5.  Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

6.  Physical ability to perform the essential job functions, which include but are not limited to lifted over 50lbs.

7.  Basic computer skills

This requisition is closed to applications.