Precision Castparts Corp. Engineer II - Production Engineer in Clackamas, Oregon


This position reports to the Engineering Manager and may perform one or more of the following engineering functions: Part Engineering, Dimensional Engineering, Production Engineering

Incumbent provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of products, processes, plans and procedures. Designs methods to improve efficiency in production, reduce process variability and assure compliance with approved 0methods and quality standards exercising discretion and independent judgment in the evaluation of possible courses of conduct and acting or making decisions after the various possibilities have been considered.

Based on their independent judgment and within the scope of their engineering expertise, incumbent is vested with the authority to stop the manufacturing process.

Effective decisions will typically result in successful part programs and considerable financial benefit to the company.

May supervise other engineers and/or technicians on an ongoing basis or as needed for the term of assigned projects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Participate in the concurrent engineering process with customers.

  • Responsible for preparing design specifications, requirements compliance, and customer interface on production information for manufacturing.

  • Interaction with customer and tooling personnel.

  • Manufacturing process review.

  • Develop and maintain necessary tools and procedures to meet customers’ blueprints.

  • Coordinate with QA and production personnel in preparing necessary information to produce investment castings.

  • Gating design.

  • Assist in preparing quotes

  • Establish development timetables for new jobs.

  • Participate in correcting engineering related problems.

  • Release of developed jobs.

  • Review customer drawings and specification changes for impact.

  • May supervise other engineers or technicians on assigned projects.

  • Responsible for casting metallurgical quality

  • Issue technique cards and work instructions

  • Work with the Product Engineer and the computer database to determine costs of specific operations and pursue appropriate cost reduction programs.

  • Be cognizant of the specific shipping goals for each part number and support the Manufacturing organization in meeting those goals.

  • Develop part router in accordance with PCC procedures and customer requirements.

  • Identify and address safety considerations within the scope of their job responsibilities.

  • Plan and manage part metallurgical qualification (ESA, VSE)

  • Be responsible for annual cost savings projects totaling 3x the employee’s salary

  • Work with customers to ensure that the dimensional tolerances are compatible with process capabilities.

  • Prepare plans for dimensional development of the casting including trial pieces, fixture concepts, and straightening techniques.

  • Determine shrink factors and special information to be used in each tool. Assist in the review of tool concepts and in providing information to tool vendors.

  • Review the dimensional analysis of tools and waxes molded with those tools. Review and analyze dimensional layouts. Determine if tool is acceptable.

  • Provide technique cards and/or the input for technique cards.

  • Using dimensional inspection results and statistical analysis identify areas requiring further dimensional development.

  • Develop written action plans documenting problems and identifying plans to address those problems.


Internal: Engineers, production employees and various levels of management.

Discuss product related issues. Requires tact, leadership, and influence.

External: Customers, vendors

Discuss product design issues and procedures.

Requisition ID: 176008.1