NC Programmer II

United States of America
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.

Job Description


The NC Programmer develops solutions to a wide range of complex machining problems, requiring ingenuity and innovation. The NC Programmer is responsible for defining and developing the machining process for complex aerospace parts, working with both hard and soft metals. The primary deliverable of the NC programmer is comprehensive NC programs and detailed support documentation for set-up and running parameters. The NC Programmer works in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment working with both external and internal customers.


Position Accountabilities:

The following is a list of duties, tasks, work activities, and/or functions the NC Programmer will/may be required to perform:


  • The NC Programmer will work with the IPT, including the Manufacturing Engineers and Design Engineers, to plan the manufacturing process.


  • The NC Programmer is responsible for defining the machining process, determining multiple position processes resulting in an efficient process that produces quality parts.


  • The NC Programmer is responsible for selecting machine tools and cutting tools to result in the best performance of the machining process.


  • The NC Programmer will, as needed, design fixtures and create reference geometry for the machining process.


  • The NC Programmer is responsible for providing detailed machining instructions for the operations team including set-up, cutting tool definition, and in-process inspection.


  • The NC Programmer is responsible for managing and maintaining NC programs and cutting tool assemblies and lists.


  • The NC programmer will verify NC programs using simulation software (i.e. Vericut and ThirdWave Production Module).


  • The NC Programmer will be responsible to support First Article machining and iterative updates based on shop feedback.


  • The NC Programmer will be responsible to work in an IPT environment including customers, internal team members and suppliers. An NC Programmer must be able to work collaboratively and communicate effectively to achieve the program goals.

Position Qualifications:


The following is a list of skills, abilities, training, education, experience, values, interest and /or talent the NC Programmer will be expected to possess and demonstrate:


  • Minimum 5 years of experience developing multi-axis NC programs for hard or soft metal.
  • Proficiency in the use of CATIA software is required for the performance of the NC Program functions.
  • Comprehensive understanding of cutting tool application, including proper definition of speeds, feeds, depth of cuts, and chip load is required.
  • Experience using CAM simulation software is preferred, specifically CGTech Vericut.
  • Proficiency with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is required.
  • The ability to estimate scope/size of a task, manage multiple tasks and work to a schedule is required.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to effectively interface with all levels of the IPT, including the ability to exchange detailed written and verbal information communicated in English.


Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this $8.4 billion publicly traded company (NYSE:  PCP) employs more than 18,500 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.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $25.50 to $38.25 US Dollar (USD) Hourly based on a variety of factors.  For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company’s Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 1X the Company’s bonus multiple, based on the Company’s performance in the applicable quarter. Employees will receive 104 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company’s 401(k) plan.
This position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.