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SRI - Ceramics

United States of America
State / County
North Carolina
SRI - Ceramics
Engineering General
Full time
Not applicable

Opportunity ID


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 Airfoils, LLC, headquartered in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, is a world leader in the fast-paced, high-tech industry of investment casting. Each of the sixteen (16) Airfoils’ locations play an integral part in the manufacture of blades, vanes and components for use in gas turbine engines. PCC’s parts are found on virtually all commercial & military aircraft, as well as, industrial gas turbine applications in the free world. Our product plays a significant role in the evolution of the light-weight, fuel-efficient engines of the next generation.

The Airfoils Division is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corp. and was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in February 2016. The company currently has an overall sales volume of over $10 Billion, employing in excess of 30,000 individuals throughout 130 locations in the U.S. and worldwide. PCC is seeking individuals with high personal and professional standards who will thrive in a fast-paced, goal oriented work environment.

Location Profile

The Ceramics Group segment of PCC Airfoils and consists of three manufacturing locations - Wickliffe, Ohio, which also serves as Ceramics headquarters, Cleveland, Ohio, and Sanford, NC. The Ceramics Group operations supply ceramic cores and proprietary custom blended ceramic particulate systems used in the manufacturing of the investment castings. Products and systems manufactured in these operations include: custom blended ceramic shell systems, injection molded silica and alumina cores for investment cast airfoils, slurry cast cores for land-based turbine casting applications and ceramic extrusions. The operations are expanding due to sales volume increase and this provides unique opportunities for career growth and development.

Position Summary
The Materials Engineer will create innovative solutions for mixes used in the manufacturing of ceramic cores. In this role, you will also champion new technologies to address current capability issues and develop new products and process.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead the development of new core bodies for Ceramics Group (ex. Wax Binder, High Pressure and Low-Pressure formulations).
  • Solve material related issues for all customers.
  • Collaborate with division resources on new technologies related to core materials.
  • Improve production techniques and develop test procedures.
  • Assesses customer needs regarding priorities, deadlines, and quantities; Interacts with customers.
  • Confers with the engineering and operation teams to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
  • Provides support and guidance to the production departments on new concepts and technical issues.
  • Creates blended material formulation recipes for production
  • Troubleshoots material formulation equipment
  • Ensures operator adherence to procedures
  • Orders and maintains inventory of raw material
  • Writes and modifies procedures to document current practices and improvements
  • May assist in shipping logistics to customers

Experience & Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Materials engineering.
  • Six Sigma training.
Required Skills
  • Strong product/process engineering with analytical background.
  • Self-directed team player.
  • Exemplary standards of integrity, personal work ethic and continuous involvement in self-education and development.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to drive projects to completion.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers.

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