Fluorescent Penetrant Inspector Level 1 (Redmond, OR)

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.

  • Competitive Starting Pay & Amazing Bonus Program
  • Regular Performance Reviews
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Great 401(k) Program
  • Safe & Friendly Work Environment
  • 4-Day Workweek (most jobs) & Optional Overtime

GENERAL SUMMARY:  FPI Inspector performs immersion of castings in fluorescent penetrant per work instructions.  Parts are subsequently washed, dried and developed by inspector. Interpret results under black light and accept or reject to specified FPI criteria.   Write FPI reports per work instructions.



  1. Immerse castings in fluorescent penetrant per work instruction.
  2. Wash, dry and develop castings per work instructions.
  3. Interpret results under black light and accept or reject to specified FPI criteria.
  4. Writes FPI reports per work instruction.
  5. Assure castings are in a condition suitable for inspection. Assure paper work is complete and matches the casting.
  6. Ensure a consistent flow and prioritization of product through the department.
  7. Ensure calibration of equipment is current and perform system checks.
  8. Safely operate all equipment and tools. Adhere to safety rules and report safety problems.
  9. Perform other related duties as assigned by management.



  1. Complete thirty-two (32) hour classroom training.
  2. 270-hour on-the-job training required.
  3. Satisfactorily pass color and vision examination.
  4. Ability to write reports.
  5. Work closely with engineering and supervisory personnel on FPI related issues.
  6. Ability to work varying shifts and overtime.



Requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Strong inspection background is preferred.


  • Must be able to read work instructions.  Must pass color and vision examination.
  • Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers.
  • Must be able to move castings through FPI system.  Must be able to stand for moderate periods of time. Mobility between departments and attendance of employee meetings is required.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lower and raise castings in FPI tanks.
  • Must be able to write. Must be able to hold and manipulate black light and dental mirrors.


Ability to exert up to thirty-five pounds of force to move objects. Ability to work in conditions which may include exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, and varying temperatures. 

Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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.

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.

This requisition is closed to applications.