Machinist - Mill, Multiple Shifts Available

United States of America
Aerostructures Division
Full Time


PCC Aerostructures


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 Aerostructures manufactures world-class assemblies and components for the global aerospace market. PCC Aerostructures is a vertically integrated Tier II supplier of build-to-print metallic and composite parts, kits, and assemblies to the global aerospace industry. Our unique size, reach, experience, culture, and capability enable management of large complex packages; mitigation of natural disaster and capacity risk through multi-site approvals, tooling, and capability; higher efficiencies and productivity; consistent quality and delivery excellence; and significant and ongoing investments. PCC aerostructures and engineered product applications include all wing/fuselage structural parts; engine lock-plates/bracketry; complete passenger/exit doors; major flap support and actuation structures; spars, skins, and bulkheads; swaged control rods, cables, and actuation and flight control assemblies; and complex latches, quick release BALL-LOK® pins, and specialized fasteners.

Location Profile:

PCC Aerostructures Auburn is a kitting, assembly, and integration center that was created in 1999 as Primus International with the merger of Bumstead Manufacturing, Inc. and Hansen Machine Corporation. Precision Castparts Corp. acquired Primus International in August, 2011 and has since merged GCM North American Aerospace and Compass Aerospace Northwest with Auburn to create a vertical integration solutions center for medium assembly. The site is a center of excellence for hard metal machining and door assembly.

Position Summary:

The Machinist Position operates assigned resources of machining tools and equipment ensuring safety of operations, compliance with quality control standards with productivity targets. The Machinist position continually trouble-shoots and problem-solves production processes to ensure product meets or exceeds all manufacturing set-up and cycle times.


PCC offers the following shifts; employees will be assigned to a shift at the time of hire in consultation and partnership with the Operations Manager and Human Resources.

Weekday, First (1a): Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 2:30 pm
Weekday, First (2b): Monday – Thursday, 5:00 am – 3:30 pm
Weekday Nights, Second (2a): Monday – Friday, 2:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Weekday Nights, Second (2b): Monday – Thursday, 3:20 pm – 1:50 am
Weekend Days, Third (3): Friday – Sunday, 4:30 am – 5:00 pm
Weekend Nights, Fourth (4): Friday – Sunday, 4:30 pm – 5:00 am

There is often opportunity for overtime hours and pay!

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Understand, adhere, and demonstrate the company’s commitment to safety and quality
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance according to shift times or a pre-arranged work schedule
  • Able to run multiple types of machines
  • Perform setup and production for machine cells and standalone CNC mills
  • Proficiency with multiple machine and control types
  • Set-up of first part on machine as assigned by Supervisor or Manager
  • Set-up and run the first part after completion of machine set-up
  • Verify program is stable and part is within tolerance for run
  • Verify all set-up documentation is correct and adequate for part run
  • Complete MIP sheet for first part
  • Ensure correct work orders, programs, and documents are being used for current operation
  • Help trouble-shoot basic production problems
  • During times when not assigned a set-up or performing production or as assigned by supervisor; spot check parts and deburr finished product
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Clean the machine at the end of each shift; organize all parts and tools for the job for the next shift
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to meet expectations for required competencies including: 1) safety, health, and environmental awareness, 2) business ethics and compliance, 3) technical/professional competence and quality/time management, 4 interpersonal relations and communication skills, 5) initiative, flexibility, innovation, and adaptability, 6) continuous improvement and problem solving, and 7) planning and organizing
  • Proficient at reading and understanding M and G code
  • Ability to read precision measuring instruments
  • Ability to read shop production blueprints
  • Mechanical aptitude and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions during production and follow all safety protocols
  • Basic understanding of machine set-up
  • Machine shop experience and/or on the job training
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work alone or in a team environment
  • Ability to work across departments to meet product quality standards efficiently
  • Ability to follow instructions given by the operations manager, lead, or senior machinist and carry them out correctly
  • Ability to interpret instructions given and apply experience and training throughout the course of the day for each production job assigned
  • Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions and write simple correspondence
  • Ability to read and interpret the English language
  • Willingness to learn and, as required, help and/or train others

Physical Activities Required to Perform Responsibilities:

  • Ability to: stand continually, walk regularly, sit continually, hear/listen carefully regularly, climb and/or balance infrequently, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl occasionally, twist occasionally at the trunk or neck, bend occasionally, reach with hands and arms regularly, taste and/ use sense of smell infrequently, use hands to manipulate, handle and/or feel in the act of performing the required responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be able to: lift and carry up to 35 pounds regularly.
  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work, clarity with distance, distinction with color, peripheral observation up and down/left and right, depth perception for distance and spatial relationships, sharp focus of objects brought into line of sight.
  • Mental dexterity needed to work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.