Quality Engineer Intern

United States of America
North Hollywood



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.

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:

Working with experienced professionals in the Quality Department the Quality Engineer Intern (QEI) will be responsible for supporting the Quality Department in the plan, coordination, and execution of quality control activities to assure delivery of conforming products that meet all company and customer Quality requirements.

This internship is on-site and can be part-time (20+hours/ week) or full-time, with the schedule determined based on availability and course load.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing SPC and in-process inspection forms for manufacturing operations
  • Develop/maintain nonconformance data for metric generation and analysis
  • Assist in root cause evaluations and implementation of corrective actions
  • Perform reviews of fixturing, dimensional conformance, and documentation of in-process jobs
  • Assist in various continuous improvement efforts throughout the facility
  • Support MRB activities as directed
  • Creates presentations to report out on current projects to Leadership team
  • Performs other duties 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 work with mathematical concepts such as basic algebra. 
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    Computer Skills:                                                      

    • Microsoft Office Suite – Particularly Microsoft Excel
    • Desired experience with pivot tables, VBA, or other coding language

    Additional Skills:

    • Familiarity with common inspection tools and their capabilities.
    • Familiarity with reading blueprints and GD&T basics.
    • Technical writing experience (e.g., Work Instructions, Process Procedures, etc.)


    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 Education & Experience:

    • Current Junior or Senior in College graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree with a focus on Quality/ Lean Manufacturing.
    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 $21.00 to $31.50 US Dollar (USD) Hourly based on a variety of factors. Employees will receive 0  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.