CNC Programmer

Precision Castparts Corporation Algona , WA 98001

Posted 2 months ago

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 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. 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."

Business Profile:

PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

PCC Aerostructures now includes more than 39 plants in the North America, Europe and Asia with over 5500 employees and has ambitious growth plans. Businesses within PCC Aerostructures include Primus International, SPS Aerostructures, Centra, Avibank and AVK, Klune, ProCoat, Southwest United Industries, Progressive Incorporated, Noranco, Synchronous, and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.

Location Profile:

Located in Algona Washington, PCC Auburn is a leading Tier II Supplier of highly engineered metallic and composite parts, kits, and assemblies to the global aerospace industry. Their key customers are Boeing, Airbus, and Latacore. PCC Auburn specializes in medium to complex titanium machining and structural mechanical assembly.

Position Summary:

The CNC Programmer completes CNC Programming using CAD/CAM for 3 through 5 axis CNC equipment. The position creates CNC programs for manufacturing aerospace components, cutter selection, setup documentation, tooling design and drafting, CNC tooling programs, verification and shop aid sketches. This position is responsible for the creation of CNC machine programs for the manufacturing of mid to high complexity aerospace components.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Using CAD/CAM software (primarily Unigraphics/NX), select the appropriate cutting tools and speeds/feeds for a variety of material types to create CNC programs and instructions used to run a CNC machine

  • Verify CNC code to engineering models to insure accuracy

  • Analyze job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, and design data in order to determine the appropiate machine tool, workholding and cutter selection, machine speeds, and feed rates

  • Observe machine trial runs or conduct computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications

  • Verify CNC code to engineering models to insure accuracy

  • Write, store, and modify original and/or existing CNC programs to enhance efficiency

  • Coordinate with other functional areas as needed to implement and change CNC programs

  • Provide progress, status, and troubleshooting reports to management

  • May occasionally perform special projects

Required Skills

  • Blueprint reading, basic math, and understanding of measuring devices

  • Able to keep team members well informed and to draw on other's expertise when required

  • Ability to interpret engineering documentation and write appropriate machine-level instructions, including revisions to existing programs

  • Good computer skills and ability to query, monitor, and input NC machine and system data

  • Ability to professionally communicate and work cooperatively with others

  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple priorities

  • Willingness to learn and receive training and, if required, train others

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent education

  • Minimum two (2) years experience in CNC programming

  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, with the ability to apply mathematical functions

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs and uses

  • Knowledge of Unigraphics, Mastercam or Catia

  • Experienced with the use of office equipment including fax, phone, photo copy machine, scanner and calculator

  • Experience with computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel required

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.


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