Co-Op Manufacturing Engineering Internship

United States of America
Wyman Gordon


PCC Rollmet


Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries.  PCC is a high-quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves. The company has a history of superior earnings growth and was the fourth best performing stock in the S&P 500 during the last decade, up 1580%.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over $10 billion publicly traded company (NYSE:  PCP) employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries.  PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost, and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp. Mr. Buffet stated, “I’ve admired PCC’s operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world’s aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire’s Board of Directors is proud that PCC has joined Berkshire.”

“We are very pleased to be joining forces with Berkshire Hathaway,” said Mark Donegan, PCC’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We see a unique alignment between Warren’s management and investment philosophy and how we manage PCC for the long-term.  We believe that as part of Berkshire Hathaway, PCC will be exceptionally well-positioned to support our customers’ needs in the future. This transaction offers compelling and immediate value for our shareholders, and allows PCC’s employees to continue to operate in the same manner that has generated many years of exceptional service and performance to our customers.”






Location Profile:

PCC Rollmet is a leading manufacturer of cold-worked and annealed pipe for the petrochemical, energy, and defense industries. We provide precision thin wall seamless cylindrical shapes, pipes, and tubes across a wide range of materials, including nickel alloy, stainless steel, aluminum, and ferritic alloy. PCC Rollmet has pioneered our unique Cold Roll Extrusion process to manufacture precision thin wall tubes under 0.75” thicknesses. The strengths of our cold roll extruded, solid-solution alloy pipes are greater than those of conventionally manufactured pipe and tubes, due to the fine-grain size achieved through cold working and recrystallization.

Position Summary:

The intern implements the manufacturing processes required to ensure the achievement of daily, weekly, and monthly performance goals in the area of safety, quality, throughput, delinquencies, productivity, first-pass yield, and variable cost.  This position typically spends 50% of work time on the production floor and 50% of work time in an office environment. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Learn and utilize statistical analysis, Lean/Six Sigma tools, acceptable engineering techniques, and process knowledge to ensure the achievement of performance goals.
  • Join teams of experts to determine the root cause of top failure modes, determine and implement corrective actions, and conduct follow-ups to ensure compliance and the continued achievement of performance targets.
  • Partner with manufacturing, quality, engineering, maintenance, and purchasing leaders to manage, direct and coordinate all process activities needed to maximize productivity and minimize cost while achieving safety, quality, and throughput targets.
  • Establish sequencing, inspection criteria, tooling, gages, and fixtures needed to produce products that meet customer requirements.
  • Develop standard work instructions needed to improve safety, increase quality, increase productivity, reduce scrap and eliminate delinquencies.
  • Ensure employees are trained on production procedures and practices.
  • Stay abreast of technological advancements and process improvements, which may impact production.
  • Maintain system documentation for processes and procedures.
  • Foster a “Safety 24/7” culture; driving safety initiatives to ensure zero safety-related incidents annually.
  • Work with different operations departments to perform RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action) reports using various tools such as 8D, 5-Whys, Fish-Bone Analysis, etc.
  • Design and develop fixtures and tooling to support production as required.
  • Work with outside suppliers to procure material and manufacture fixtures and tools.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills:

  • Basic understanding of total quality management system and tools (systematic problem solving through root cause analysis, process design for manufacturing and assembly, demand flow, bills of material structure, process plans, routings, and Value Stream Mapping)
  • Language: ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to verbally communicate effectively.
  • Mathematical: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability: the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read & interpret blueprints.
  • Ability to read & interpret router instructions & specifications.
  • Properly use inspection equipment (calipers, micrometers, and other gauge measuring tools)
  • Deadline driven with a strong bias toward results achievement; flexible with schedule and shifting priorities
  • Problem Solving and Strong organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.
  • Intermediate to Advanced use of CAD software (Solid Works, Unigraphics, or Other)


Required Experience:

  • Preferred manufacturing environment experience
  • Preferred customer service experience
  • Preferred machining experience (Manual or CNC)


Level of Education:

  • Working towards a BS Degree in Engineering – Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering Preferred


This requisition is closed to applications.