Wax Assembler at Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Location: Groton, Connecticut

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United States of America

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Full Time

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1 2021

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Company Profile

With more than 120 operations and about 20,000 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 20,000 people worldwide. PCC has over 120 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.

Business Profile

PCC Structurals is the world leader in superalloy, aluminum and titanium investment casting. With applications in jet aircraft engines, airframes, industrial gas turbine (IGT) engines, military armaments, medical prosthesis, and many other industrial markets, we provide a wide portfolio of high quality components, some as large as 100 inches (250cm).

As the original business unit for Precision Castparts, you can count on PCC Structurals' extensive experience and knowledge to consistently provide high quality castings, even at significant volumes.

PCC Structurals also provides solidification modeling, in house rapid prototyping (including SLA), digital radiography, hot isostatic pressing, precision machining and protective coating services. We operate 13 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe

Location Profile

A former Wyman Gordon casting house, this Connecticut facility specializes in large steel and superalloy components for industrial gas turbine and aero-engine components. Located in Groton Connecticut near picturesque Mystic and just two hours from Boston and New York City.

Position Summary

Under general supervision, perform all required production operations to assemble basic to semi-complex assembled molds for shelling operations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Visually check individual pattern parts for surface defects; makes required repairs.

Work from samples and any required special instructions to assemble patterns and runner systems, position and secure supports, metal chills, and other components and parts according to individual job requirements.Blend and smooth joints and connections, perform other associated duties to insure proper setup and gating of pattern for molding.Exercise care in the handling of patterns and completed units to avoid distortion of breakage, and to assure proper positioning of a wide variety of parts, components, supports, chills, vents, gates, and other features.Upon completion, prepare necessary forms pertinent to operation, and dispose of patterns as directed.

Constructs complete runner systems for wax and plastic patterns; places and secures sprues, gates, cores, vents, risers, and other supports to obtain desired set-up.Cuts and forms wax supports using hands and hand tools.Constructs set-ups and notifies supervisor if completed dimension does not conform to engineering specifications.Uses creative ability and experience in preparing and determining gating set-up to control cost of operations.

Work involves a variety of hand operations requiring a high degree of manual dexterity and close visual attention to properly position and blend a large number of parts, and to maintain complex inter-relationships and close dimensional tolerances in order to assure acceptable parts.

Detect and report defective materials, equipment and unusual conditions to proper supervision.

Follow prescribed safety regulations.

Perform a variety of other tasks of equal or less complexity as assigned by supervisor, or as required by position

Experience & Education

  • Over one year experience preferred.

  • Use of basic mathematics, ability to read, write and speak English. Ability to perform routine arithmetic computation. Keep records, files, and makes reports. Works from verbal/written instructions, sketches, specifications, and drawings. Interprets scales, calipers, and gauges, etc., involving interpretation.

Required Skills

  • Maintain production standards with acceptable quality.

  • Must be willing and able to cross train and work in other departments/areas.

  • Demonstrates the ability to read, understand and complete all department and/or production documents.

  • Must be able to set up and assemble all routine production molds and some experimental molds.

  • Ability to inspect patterns for defects such as air bubbles, repair and remove flash, and radius fillets and edges.

  • Ability to satisfy Repairer "C" job qualifications

  • Requires the use of judgment to construct set-ups and runner systems, positions and secure parts, check work, make repairs, and perform duties effectively. Establishes written/photographic gating procedures for new jobs.

  • Occasionally lifts and moves material weighting 15-45 lbs. Manual dexterity essential.

  • Continuous mental or visual attention in positioning and securing parts, maintaining relationships, checking work, and making required repairs.

  • Demonstrated proficiency to safely operate: