Centerless Grinder Operator

Precision Castparts Corporation Gardena , CA 90247

Posted 2 months ago

Centerless Grinder Operator-A

Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves. The company has a history of superior earnings growth and was the fourth best performing stock in the S&P 500 during the last decade, up 1580%.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over $10 billion publicly traded company (NYSE: PCP) 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. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp. Mr. Buffet stated, "I've admired PCC's operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world's aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire's Board of Directors is proud that PCC has joined Berkshire."

"We are very pleased to be joining forces with Berkshire Hathaway," said Mark Donegan, PCC's chairman and chief executive officer. "We see a unique alignment between Warren's management and investment philosophy and how we manage PCC for the long-term. We believe that as part of Berkshire Hathaway, PCC will be exceptionally well-positioned to support our customers' needs into the future. This transaction offers compelling and immediate value for our shareholders, and allows PCC's employees to continue to operate in the same manner that has generated many years of exceptional service and performance to our customers."

Business Profile:

PCC Fasteners:

Since the early days of aviation, PCC has worked closely with our customers to develop and specify the best fasteners for their applications. We've created new materials, designs, and manufacturing practices to satisfy an ever changing industry. Today we manufacture nearly every fastener type used in the aerospace industry - all with the careful monitoring and control of specific manufacturing practices and thorough product testing that have been our hallmark.

Location Profile:

Located in Gardena California, PB Fasteners specializes in the manufacture of airframe structural nuts and bolts. PB Fasteners is best known for its Taper-Lok and SLEEVbolt fastening systems.

Position Summary:

Sets up and operates one or more centerless grinding machines to grind external or internal cylindrical or tapered surfaces of metal work pieces to blueprint specifications.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work safely under functional safety guidelines such as PPE and equipment interaction.

  • Identify parts to the shop traveler ensuring that all prior operations have been completed.

  • Review and analyze blueprints, work orders and machining instructions to determine product dimensions, tooling, and to plan operational sequence.

  • Set up machine to run job according to shop traveler's instructions and grind sketch.

  • Check and inspect parts completely, visually and dimensionally during process as often as possible.

  • Follow standard operating procedures to check, test, login, logout, and grind good quality parts, coordinating with department's supervisor or lead during the process.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • The ability to read and understand procedures.

  • An introductory competence in shop math such as working with fractions and decimals.

  • Dedicated to customer satisfaction and capable of producing a quality product.

  • A basic knowledge of inspection tools and their proper use.

  • A basic knowledge of machine tools.

  • The ability to interpret written instruction on shop travelers.

  • Capable of setting up and running parts as required.

Required Experience:

  • Some knowledge of comparator, feeders and auto loaders preferred, but not required.

  • At least 3 years of directly related manufacturing experience, specifically as a centerless grinder.

Level of Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Both Day Shift (6:00AM 4:30PM) and Night Shift (4:30PM 3:00AM) needed
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Centerless Grinder Operator

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