Conventional Machinist

United States of America
North Hollywood
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.

Business Profile: 

PCC Fasteners and Engineered Products, which include the PCC Industrial & Distribution Group, consist of specialized manufacturing businesses that produce fasteners, precision components, systems, tooling, and engineered system solutions for a diverse group of end customers in the automotive, aerospace & defense, industrial machinery, and other performance-driven markets.

PCC Fasteners and Engineered Products' manufacturing operations are spread over four continents, forming a network of industry-leading companies, which enables our customers to utilize our experience and deep product knowledge wherever they need it. Embedded in a culture of continuous improvement, our assets and industry leadership ensure that we will consistently deliver our customers the best value in the markets we serve.

Location Profile:

Located in North Hollywood, CA, Avibank Manufacturing, Inc., a PCC Company, a part of the Engineered Products Group, is among the world's leading manufacturers specializing in the design and production of sophisticated fasteners and multi-component fastening systems and devices, solving difficult engineering and critical performance problems.

Position Summary:

Level three conventional machinists without assistance, set up and machine complex production part features, demonstrating expert skill in machining aluminum, titanium, and different types of steel, as well as machine setup and operation. Level three conventional machinist competencies include the ability to perform complex part layout to print, as well as expert mechanical inspection. The level three conventional machinists will provide leadership and mentoring to lower-level manual machinists, as well as demonstrate advanced trouble shooting and critical rework abilities. Level three conventional machinists will also produce complex tooling from scratch or to print as necessary, as well as assist in developing conventional machining processes for new product. Typically, 7+ years of machining experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operates conventional mills and lathes
  • Inspects produced components per blueprint using standard inspection techniques
  • Loads/unloads parts in provided work holding method per setup
  • Replaces broken cutting tools/inserts as needed
  • Completes work order documentation in accordance with AS9100 quality standards
  • Loads and checks programming and setup
  • Establishes work and tooling offset information
  • Train other employees on operation and set up of machines
  • Deburr parts as required 

Required Skills:

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, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mathematical Skills:                                                

Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

Computer Skills:                                                      

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic computer use. Applicant should be familiar with machining methods. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds
  • Frequently work near heavy machinery or equipment
  • Demands of a manufacturing environment

Required Experience:

7+ year minimum experience in industry or related field.

Level of Education:

High school diploma/GED equivalent required. CNC, Machining, Blueprint Reading, GD&T, Shop Math certifications preferred.