Production Grinder - Deer Creek

United States of America
Deer Creek (DCA)
Full Time
November 1 2020



With more than 150 operations and about 22,000 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, forgings, and clad products 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.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company 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. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

PCC Airfoils LLC has achieved its preeminent position in the manufacture of aircraft engine blades and vanes and is rapidly gaining market share in the Industrial Gas Turbines industry through pushing the boundaries of Advanced Technology. PCC Airfoils LLC is one of only a few companies in the world that possesses the technology and capability to cast blades and vanes with complex, internal cooling passages out of sophisticated superalloys for aerospace and Industrial Gas Turbine customers. PCC Airfoils LLC has the advantage of being the leader in the production of airfoils for aircraft engines and of capturing a growing share of the market for Industrial Gas Turbine castings. Several new state-of-the-art casting furnaces were recently installed in PCC Airfoils’ facilities along with new ceramic dip lines to handle the increased volume. The dip lines feature the most advanced technology available to ensure process repeatability, improving yields and facilitating on-time product delivery.
Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, Deer Creek facility principally manufactures Equiax Vane and Nozzle segments for the Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) industry used in land-based turbine applications for power generation operations. Deer Creek has a wide range of manufacturing capabilities producing products ranging from 16 lbs to 250 lbs.



To remove gating material, and blend and grind casting surfaces to meet customer specifications.



1. Finish Grinding.

Objective: to grind and blend gating and defect areas on castings, and provide surface finishing within dimensional
tolerances; to remove the minimum amount of metal necessary to remain within specified tolerances.

Typical Activities:

A. Reviews tech cards and blueprints to determine grinding

B. Determines stock removal requirements and tolerances for
removal of gate material or other added metal stock.

C. Determines acceptance limits for grinding and blending

D. Uses counter-balanced belt grinders, fixed grinders,
held-held grinders, air tools, and hand tools including files and mirrors to grind and polish casting areas.

E. Wears required protective shields, clothing, wrist supports, glasses and gloves during grinding operations.

F. Visually inspects castings during grinding operations to
assure compliance with specifications.

G. Makes dimensional measurements on specified parts to assure compliance with specifications; marks undersized areas for further inspection.

2. Safety.

Objective: To take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices.

NOTE: For job positions that require respiratory protection (more than a filtering face piece – dust mask):

In compliance with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division Personal Protective Equipment standard for Respiratory Protection, OAR 437, Div. 2/I 1910.134 and Oregon Health Division Rules for the Control of Radiation, OAR 333. Div. 120 (333-120-300 through 330), certain tasks within this job position require/may require the use of a NIOSH-approved respirator. An individual will not be assigned to these tasks if the person is not able to work under these conditions. Respirator selection will be based on the work performed, exposure information, duration of use and any other relevant factors. If a tight-fitting respirator is required, facial hair, temple pieces on glasses or other items that interferes with the face-to-face piece seal of the respirator are not permitted.

Typical Activities:

A. Adheres to plant and department safety rules.
B. Safely operates all equipment and tools.
C. Identifies and reports safety problems.
D. May be required to handle hazardous waste.

3. Performs minor maintenance and changes belts on equipment.

4. Completes logs and records.

5. Performs other tasks as directed.

6. May provide training and work direction to B-level grinders.


1. Grinding skills and working knowledge of grinding tools, equipment, and materials.


An equivalent combination of training and work experience.

2. Ability to follow instructions, read, write and perform basic
arithmetic calculations.


1. Training is provided on the job.

 2. May be required to complete hazardous waste management training.

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 requisition is closed to applications.