IT Manager

Precision Castparts Corporation Irvine , CA 92606

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.

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.

Business Profile:

PCC Fasteners offers comprehensive product lines that cover virtually every aerospace fastening application. We produce fasteners, precision components, tooling, and engineered system solutions for the automotive, defense, industrial machinery, and other performance-driven markets

PCC Fasteners products' manufacturing operations are spread over four continents, forming a network of industry-leading companies, which enables our customers to utilize our experience and deep product knowledge wherever they need it. Embedded in a culture of continuous improvement, our assets and industry leadership insure that we will consistently deliver our customers the best value in the markets we serve.

Location Profile:

Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Shur-Lok manufactures fastening systems with superior locking devices for critical requirements including engine module assembly, structural assembly, rotor blade attachment, and aircraft engine shaft and spindle applications. Operations at the Irvine location include CNC Machining, CNC Waterjet Cutting, Laser Marking, Heat Treating, NDT, and EDM.

Position Summary:

The IT Manager leads the site IT team to drive business goals including partnering with multiple departments to reduce variability within the manufacturing cycle, increasing productivity, providing continuous improving visibility to meaningful data, and working with Division IT to maintain critical systems to > 99.9% uptime in a 24/7 environment. Ensure compliance with SOX and current financial/IT requirements. Aligns information technology policies and procedures with division objectives and establishes IT systems and controls to ensure user satisfaction.

Management of the local IT staff as well as managing the supplier, contractor and IT service provider relationships is also a significant part of the role. There is regular engagement with both suppliers and customers of the wider business on projects that help integrate the supply chain (such as traceability, barcoding and EDI).

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the plant IT team of helpdesk, system admin and development staff by ensuring proactive approach to IT while driving the correct priorities needed, providing regular performance feedback including formal reviews and driving for continuous improvement of the IT department.

  • Organize staff, projects, and daily activities with the constant, intense focus on maximizing value to the organization.

  • Ensures 100% compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and Corporate Policies.

  • Defines user information requirements by conferring with users and analyzing requirements. Take that understanding and draft detailed technical specifications ranging from simple, approved change forms to complex process map specifications for review and acceptance before project begins.

  • Maintaining a positive relationship with all business departments

  • Responsible for monitoring, upgrading and maintaining many systems in use at SLC to include phone systems, sales applications, engineering systems, building security, printers, workstations, networking components and other IT equipment.

  • Analyze requests quickly to determine interrelationships with other modules/systems to assess impact and quickly determine best approach. Provide realistic timelines based on current workload.

  • Active participation in plant Staff meetings and key line walks to understand current business needs and recommend solutions

  • Responsible for upgrading, testing and maintaining the plant's disaster recovery plan.

  • Design, plan, develop and implementation of upgrades to legacy applications and systems. Ensure 100% compliance to corporate implementation policies.

  • Evaluates and implements IT procedures and equipment for maximum efficiency and cost containment.

  • Ensures users are provided with professional and timely support and service.

  • IT Lead on projects and multiple audits (SOX, Corporate Standards, Implementations)

  • Establish and maintain an IT candidate pool through the use of IT Co-Ops and recruiting corporate IT development candidates.

  • Work with other IT Managers within the division & company to leverage best practices and resources

  • Manage and drive IT vendors to keep costs low and keep lead-times down for both services and purchases

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in IT with similar responsibilities and with 2 years' experience in an IT Management role preferred.

  • Extensive experience of managing IT systems within a heavily virtualized VMWare environment.

  • Extensive business experience, with knowledge of business cycles, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Highly motivated and driven.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.

  • Must be a team player with a strong customer orientation.

  • Ability to think strategically and plan over a multi-year time span.

  • Ability to successfully manage many issues/projects simultaneously.

  • Experience managing costs and budget preparation including software and hardware maintenance, supplies inventory, vendor relationship and licensing.

  • Demonstrated 'can do' drive and attitude.


  • Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology related discipline

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires good manual dexterity.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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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IT Manager

Precision Castparts Corporation