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.
On August 8, 2015 the boards of Managers of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Precision Castparts Corp.) have unanimously approved a definitive agreement for Berkshire Hathaway to acquire all outstanding PCC shares. "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 Managers is proud that PCC will be joining Berkshire," said Warren E. Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and chief executive officer.
"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."
PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.
PCC Aerostructures now includes more than 35 plants in North America, Mexico, 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, Synchronous, and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Arizona, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.
The Deer Valley and Jet Processing facilities were recently acquired by PCC and provide high precision machined and fabricated components to the commercial and aerospace industry along with anodizing, passivation and other surface treatments. Aircraft platforms currently include the Boeing 737, Boeing 777, Airbus A320, Lockheed Martin F-35 and Gulfstream E650.
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the origination, evaluation, and development of manufacturing processes. They support new and existing programs by developing new or improved processes, designing tooling and developing production controls in a Lean Manufacturing environment. The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for estimating production times, and maintaining and updating current production procedures, CNC programs and documentation.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Analyze engineering drawings to determine optimum manufacturing sequence and tooling requirements for new designs or modifications of current products from a productivity and ongoing production standpoint.
Create solid models and CNC programs using GibbsCAM, and production sketch sheets using SolidWorks.
Design and request procurement of tools necessary for conformance to process requirements.
Prepare detailed procedures describing fabrication, machining and assembly sequence and methods.
Set up new equipment, ensure its satisfactory operation and instruct others to use it properly.
Stay informed concerning new manufacturing technology and equipment, and investigate their potential applications. Recommend incorporation of new technology for company applications where feasible and practical.
Assist in the continuous improvement of standard work in the department and in the training and development of other department personnel.
All other duties as assigned.
Team based leadership traits with an achievement-oriented focus.
Ability to influence through the use of implied and explicit power.
Dedication to accuracy, being organized, and desires to be held accountable for functional area and project results.
Ability to influence positive behaviors and corrective actions.
Accept responsibility: Take pride in the quality of your work, evaluate it regularly, and effective use of time.
Show Flexibility: The ability and willingness to adapt and be flexible to an ever changing growth environment.
Demonstrated persistence, self-motivation, and display an effort to continually improve performance.
Clear understanding of 5S and Lean Six Sigma Concepts and Practices
High attention to detail
Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions. Writes clearly and informatively; Able to interpret written information; Presents technical presentations effectively
Must have strong knowledge in various PC applications such as Microsoft Office, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Power Point and MS Project.
Post-Secondary Education, Bachelor's Degree preferably in Mechanical, Aerospace or Manufacturing Engineering
Engineering experience in a job shop machining environment; aerospace preferred
Advanced and complex machining processes and related tooling
Lean Six Sigma Training a plus
Working knowledge of VISUAL (for Enterprise Resource Planning), Microsoft Office, SolidWorks, and GibbsCAM.
Knowledge of Siemens 840d SL controls used in the DMG CTX beta 800 & 1250 TC's and in the DMG DMU-65fd machining centers (or similar) also a plus.
Knowledge of Mazak FH-4800 and HTC-400 Mazatrol also a plus.
Precision Castparts Corporation