Precision Castparts Corp. NDT Inspector - LEVEL 2 in Kent, Washington

NDT Inspector – Level 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:Candidates for NDT Inspector Level 2 will possess the skills and knowledge to perform all the duties of a trainee and can also independently inspect parts, make evaluations, perform required process tests and document results. Selected candidates as a Level 2 Inspector will be expected to perform evaluations on parts produced using fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) techniques or fluorescent magnetic particle inspection (MAG) to determine and detect defects that may compromise the integrity or quality of the part. The Level 2 may direct the work of a Trainee and assist them in moving through the established Level 2 qualification and certification process. Candidates must be self-disciplined and self-motivated individuals with strong accountability (attention to details) skills. Candidates must have the ability and desire to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced production environment, be resourceful and innovative along with presenting a strong business ethic and compliance to leadership and company policies, and a good communicator with the ability to represent the company in a positive manner. A Level 2 candidate will be expected to perform a variety of tasks which include but are not limited to: non-inspection functions in preparation for inspections, performing specific calibrations, tests and evaluations on production aerospace parts, develop procedures and establish techniques (i.e. technique cards) for Level 3 approval, and other tasks and training assigned by the Level 3 Inspector for further opportunity in advancing a career in NDT Inspection. As a condition of assignment, Level 2 candidates may be expected to process product controlled under in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). 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:

  • Examines parts under fluorescent or black lighting to detect surface defects under the direction of a Level 3 NDT Inspector using one of two methods: FPI (Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection) or (MAG) Magnetic Particle Inspection.

  • Reviewing and assimilating work instructions relating to cleaning, etching, dwell/develop operations, inspection criteria, and record results.

  • Provide detailed information concerning processing techniques, findings, evaluation of indications, and part condition/disposition recommendations.

  • Set up and calibrate equipment, conduct tests using equipment and interpret, evaluate, and document inspection results.

  • Perform receiving inspections (before processing) as needed and immediately report any damage or discrepancy.

  • Cleaning and etching of production parts in preparation for inspections.

  • Application and removal of Fluorescent Penetrant Dye, dwell and develop processing in preparation for black light and white light inspections.

  • Perform other assigned non-inspection functions such as racking, masking or cleaning of production parts, and provide training of such duties to Trainees and Level 1-limited Operators.

  • Assist with (and perform as required) in internal and external system audits, and CAPA (Corrective Action/Preventative Action) implementation.

  • Will require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during certain tasks (goggles, safety glasses, aprons, boots, gloves, hearing protection, etc) and be expected to comply with safety directives and policy.

  • Will be exposed to chemicals/solvents and occasional fumes, wet/humid conditions, low-level lighting, and moderate noise level.

  • Will, at times require heavy lifting or use of mechanical hoist for the aid in lifting objects.

  • Work closely with inspectors and area leadership to complete work and prioritize tasks.

  • Clean, organize and maintain work area as prescribed by supervision.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to independently perform all the duties of an NDT Helper (entry level position) and Level 1-Limited Operator.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and peripheral vision. The ability to successfully pass a Jaeger eye exam with corrected or uncorrected vision.

  • Familiarity of codes, standards, and specification such as NAS 410, BSS 7698 and BAERD GEN-012.

  • Blueprint reading and interpretation skills pertaining to aerospace production detail parts and sub-assemblies.

  • Basic mathematic skills: add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods with limited movement.

  • Good communication skills.

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

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English. Specifically, applicants must be able to read and understand written or verbal instructions.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced and changing environment with multiple priorities.

Required Experience:

  • Experience relative to (1) year minimum specific to non-inspection functions of the NDT department as an NDT Helper in the entry level position.

  • Formal and Practical training is required for either FPI or MAG Inspection (or both). Minimum (400) hours FPI practical experience and/or (530) hours MAG Inspection practical experience necessary, and 32 hours formal training in either FPI or MAG inspection.

Level of Education:

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

  • Level 2 NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) Certification from the previous employer for each NDT method practiced, is required.

Note: Prior training and experience of acquired Level 2 Inspection status must be verified and documented in writing by the previous employer or training agency. Any claimed training and experience which cannot be verified and documented shall be considered invalid, and applicant must require additional training as recommended by the Responsible Level 3. All previous training must be verified by the Responsible Level 3. Selected candidates shall be subjected to examinations administered by the Responsible Level 3 at the time of hire to verify the physical and technical qualifications of the NDT candidate. Exams will consist of a vision test, a general exam, a specification exam, and a practical examination.

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.222557