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

Wax Outsource Inspector

Precision Castparts Corp. • 
Portland, 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.


The Wax Quality Inspector ensures all parts are inspected and met the quality requirements before the product is delivered to the customer.


  • Performs inspection on cleaning, wax vanes/struts, and final assemblies. Additional inspection work may be necessary for gates, plastic vanes, and FOPAT vanes when product is available.
  • Conducts visual inspection on products against corresponding process technique card and wax process quality requirements.
  • Uses a variety of hand tools to assist in visually inspect.
  • Performs Statistical Process Control calculations using pre-established formulas to determine if dimensions are within acceptable ranges or if process is in control.
  • Works with Engineers to establish and test inspection techniques.
  • Works with Engineers to identify and resolve problems of surface and dimensional defects.
  • Works with Engineering to identify repeatable defects from the process for improvement.
  • Works with Engineering to develop a repair plan for product that is broke.
  • Performs repairs to Wax as needed.
  • Enters inspection data into computer database.
  • Writes deviation requests as needed.
  • Maintains dimensional data collection and integrity according to quality measure.
  • Makes corrections to wax setters to ensure proper sizing as needed.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation and continuous improvement.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Successful completion of Certified Wax Inspector (CWI) program. Administered by the Company.
  • Working knowledge of dimensional tools and basic dimensional inspection techniques as demonstrated by one year of competently performing Wax Molding or Assembly Inspector.
  • An equivalent combination of classroom training and work experience.
  • Ability to perform wax dimensional inspection applying proper techniques.
  • Ability to read precision hand tools.
  • Familiarity with all common dimensional inspection tools including 3D scanning tools, go/no gauges, micrometers, height gauges, calipers and pi tapes is preferred.
  • Familiarity with surface plate inspection setups.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow specifications on Tech Cards, blueprints, and drawings.
  • 25/20 correctable vision and satisfactory passage of depth perception and color visions tests.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and mathematical skills.
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand, walk, climb, push, bend, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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