1 With more than 120 operations and approximately 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

SSB1 Visual Dimensional Inspector

Precision Castparts Corp. • 
Clackamas, Oregon, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

With more than 120 operations and approximately 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, and forgings 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.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

SCHEDULE: Monday- Friday 6:00am-2:30pm


To visually and dimensionally inspect castings to assure compliance to customer specifications and to assure that only necessary reworking of parts is performed.


  • Visual Inspection.

Objective: to identify surface defects in castings.

Typical Activities:

  1. Reviews tech cards and lot numbers.
  2. Fixtures some parts and leaves others freestanding.
  3. Visually inspects castings after preliminary heat treating and after final heat treat.
  4. Uses a variety of hand tools to assist in visual inspection.

  • Dimensional Measurement.

Objective: to assure dimensional integrity.

Typical Activities:

  1. Inspects castings and fixtures for conformance to blueprint and tech card specifications using templates, micrometers, height gauges, calipers, ultrasound and other dimensional measuring devices.
  2. Checks casting hardness per heat treat specifications using Brinell, Rockwell and other instruments.
  3. Marks castings to identify areas needing rework in order to meet dimensional specifications.

  • Support.

Objective: to gather information and prepare reports for use in addressing product quality issues.

Typical Activities:

  1. Works with A-level inspectors as requested to evaluate inspection techniques and resolve problems of non-conformance to specifications.
  2. Enters dimensional data into computer for engineering purposes.
  3. Prepares reports and information on dimensional issues as requested.

  • Safety.

Objective: to take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices.

Typical Activities

  1. Adheres to plant and department safety rules.
  2. Safely operates all equipment and tools.
  3. Identifies and reports safety problems.
  4. Completes a variety of logs and records.
  5. Performs other tasks as assigned.


  1. Training is provided on the job.
  2. Visual/Dimensional Inspection Courses and Certification.
  3. Ultrasound Course as directed.


  1. Visual and dimensional inspection skills to use precision measuring inspection tools under supervision as demonstrated by classroom training and/or work experience.
  2. Ability to read, interpret and follow specifications on Tech Cards and other technical material, to write and to perform arithmetic calculations.
  3. Ability to read precision hand tools.
  4. 20/30 correctable vision, and satisfactory passage of depth perception and color vision tests.
  5. Ability to lift and/or maneuver objects weighing thirty to fifty pounds and occasionally up to eighty pounds.
  6. Ability to work in difficult working conditions which may include exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, and awkward physical positions for extended periods
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
This position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. &39;Green Card Holder&39;), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.
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