Engineering Part Time Internship - AIC

United States of America
Garden Grove
Part Time


Air Industries Co


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.


The Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op implements the manufacturing processes required to ensure achievement of daily, weekly and monthly performance goals in the area safety, quality, throughput, delinquencies, productivity, first pass yield, and variable cost.  This position typically spends 80% of work time on the production floor and 20% of work time in an office environment. 

  1. Identifies, prioritizes, and implements process improvements that will deliver achievement of daily, weekly and monthly performance metrics in the area of safety, quality, throughput, delinquencies, productivity, first pass yield, and variable cost.  This is done by utilizing statistical analysis, Lean/Six Sigma tools, acceptable engineering techniques, and process knowledge.
  2. Join teams of experts to determine root cause of top failure modes, determine and implement corrective actions, and conduct follow-up to ensure compliance and the continued achievement of performance targets.
  3. 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.
  4. Establish sequencing, inspection criteria, tooling, gages and fixtures needed to produce products that meet customer requirements.
  5. Develop standard work instructions needed to improve safety, increase quality, reduce machine downtime, increase productivity, reduce scrap and eliminate delinquencies.
  6. Aid in developing and implementing capital improvement projects to provide cost savings and improve throughput.
  7. Work closely with finance and materials management to ensure correct manufacturing costs, process routings, and bill of materials.
  8. Ensure employees are trained on production procedures and practices.
  9. Work with purchasing and suppliers to improve process reliability and lower costs.
  10. Provide manufacturing expertise if and when problems arise.
  11. Stay abreast of technological advancements and process improvements, which may impact production.
  12. Work with maintenance and manufacturing to ensure all equipment and machinery are set, maintained and adjusted to continually produce high products.
  13. Maintain system documentation for processes and procedures.
  14. Foster a “Safety 24/7” culture; driving safety initiatives to ensure zero safety related incidents annually.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Working towards a BS Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Preferred
  2. Machining experience preferred (e.g. Header, Roll Former, Chucker, CNC, Traub, Point, Shave, etc.)
  3. Process improvement knowledge; Black Belt, Lean/Six Sigma
  4. 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)


  1. Language: ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to verbally communicate effectively.
  2. Mathematical: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry.
  3. Reasoning Ability: ability to apply common send understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagram form.
  4. Ability to read & interpret blue prints.
  5. Ability to read & interpret router instructions & specifications.
  6. Properly use calipers, micrometers, and other gauge measuring tools.
  7. Deadline driven with strong bias toward results achievement; flexible with schedule and shifting priorities
  8. Problem Solving
  9. Strong organizational skills
  10. Effective verbal and written communication
  11. Interpersonal skills
  12. Intermediate to Advanced use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and QAD.
  13. Inspection Equipment (Micrometer, Comparator, Dial Caliper)

This requisition is closed to applications.