Precision Castparts Corp. Aerospace Painter - Swing Shift in Kent, Washington

AEROSPACE PAINTERLEVEL 2

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 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.

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.”

“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.”

Business Profile:

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 the U.S, Europe and Asia with over 5000 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, Noranco and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.

Location Profile:

Located in Kent Washington, Protective Coatings Inc. is a leading provider of full service finishing for the aerospace, electronics and medical industries in both commercial and defense applications. Services include but are not limited to non-destructive testing such as fluorescent penetrant and magnetic particle inspection and a wide variety of surface enhancement processes such as shot peening and abrasive blasting, passivation, cadmium and nickel zinc plating, chromic, sulfuric and boric sulfuric acid anodizing and the application of chromate conversion coating on ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Organic coating includes the application and testing of multiple resin systems such as epoxies, phenolics, polyurethanes, polyesters, elastomerics, intumescents, lacquers, alkyds, acrylics, dry-film lubricants, powder coatings and Teflon. Current approvals include the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, (NADCAP), Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company, Boeing Defense and Space, Boeing/Philadelphia, Boeing Long Beach, Grumman, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Goodrich, Bombardier, Cessna and Sikorsky among much else.

Founded in 1976, Protective Coatings Inc. was later acquired by Precision Castparts in 2012, and became part of the Aerostructures Division. Staffed with approximately 300 employees, the facility generates annual revenues in excess of $26 million. As a defense contractor Protective Coatings Inc. is registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls as a subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corp and is fully compliant with all relevant facets of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations.

Position Summary:

Level 2 candidates will be expected to successfully apply all common water and solvent reducible corrosion resistant epoxy primers on a diversity of substrates and intermediate product configurations, (geometries) using conventional HVLP equipment in pressure, siphon and gravity fed variants. Candidates for these positions shall be fully familiar with proper equipment setup including production air and pot pressures, fluid/air mixtures and fan adjustments as well as proper gun angles distance and speed as they relate to specific part geometries and unique coating characteristics. Additionally, these individuals should have a basic understanding of the cause and effect of common paint defects and the necessary adjustments for elimination of noted defects. These operators will be expected to maintain terminal equipment in good working order throughout the production cycle. Level 2 candidates will be expected to control wet/dry film coating thicknesses IAW noted prescribed requirements. These individuals should be qualified in associated support functions such as racking, turning and sanding operations as well as equipment maintenance and paint mixing operations. As a condition of assignment, level 2 painter candidates may be expected to process product controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or Export Administration Regulations. As such these candidates may be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, Legal Permanent Residence or protected status as a Non-Citizen National of the U.S.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and assimilating work instructions specific to paint type, dimensional tolerance and thickness considerations.

  • Loading, adjustment, basic troubleshooting and light maintenance of conventional HVLP coating equipment in remote pressure, siphon and gravity fed variants.

  • Successful application of all common organic primer finishes to a variety of substrates and simple to intermediate part configurations, (geometries) and the ability to maintain specified dry film thickness requirements.

  • Understanding and maintaining best safety practices in accordance with prescribed directives.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent hand/eye coordination, practical skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent vision whether or not corrected including normal color vision.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to work alone or as a member of a team, good cooperative skills.

  • Ability to utilize necessary safety equipment such as grade D air hoods/masks, Tyvek suits, neoprene gloves and safety eyewear.

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods with limited movement.

  • Good working knowledge of conventional HVLP application equipment in pressure, gravity and siphon fed variants including setup, adjustments and basic troubleshooting.

  • The ability to successfully apply common epoxy primers on all simple to intermediate product geometries within specified parameters for dry film thickness.

  • An understanding of product conservation techniques which maximize coatings and minimize waste.

Required Experience:

  • Experience relative to (1) year minimum specific to the application of all common aerospace primers on a variety of substrates and intermediate product configurations, (geometries).

  • NESHAP Operator Certification Training IAW 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH. PCI will provide for relevant training/testing as necessary to ensure compliance).

Level of Education:

  • General standard education including the ability to read and write in English.

SWING SHIFT: Monday-Friday 2:00pm-10:30pm

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.

Requisition ID: PCC-US.222558