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Co-Op Manufacturing Engineering Internship

Company: Precision Castparts Corp
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 15, 2024

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Wyman Gordon





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Opportunity ID12963 Company ProfileWith 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. Job DescriptionPosition Summary: The intern implements the manufacturing processes required to ensure the achievement of daily, weekly, and monthly performance goals in the area of safety, quality, throughput, delinquencies, productivity, first-pass yield, and variable cost. This position typically spends 50% of work time on the production floor and 50% of work time in an office environment. Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Learn and utilize statistical analysis, Lean/Six Sigma tools, acceptable engineering techniques, and process knowledge to ensure the achievement of performance goals.
  • Join teams of experts to determine the root cause of top failure modes, determine and implement corrective actions, and conduct follow-ups to ensure compliance and the continued achievement of performance targets.
  • Partner with manufacturing, quality, engineering, maintenance, and purchasing leaders to manage, direct and coordinate all process activities needed to maximize productivity and minimize cost while achieving safety, quality, and throughput targets.
  • Establish sequencing, inspection criteria, tooling, gages, and fixtures needed to produce products that meet customer requirements.
  • Develop standard work instructions needed to improve safety, increase quality, increase productivity, reduce scrap and eliminate delinquencies.
  • Ensure employees are trained on production procedures and practices.
  • Stay abreast of technological advancements and process improvements, which may impact production.
  • Maintain system documentation for processes and procedures.
  • Foster a "Safety 24/7" culture; driving safety initiatives to ensure zero safety-related incidents annually.
  • Work with different operations departments to perform RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action) reports using various tools such as 8D, 5-Whys, Fish-Bone Analysis, etc.
  • Design and develop fixtures and tooling to support production as required.
  • Work with outside suppliers to procure material and manufacture fixtures and tools.
  • Other duties as assigned. Required Skills:
    • Basic understanding of total quality management system and tools (systematic problem solving through root cause analysis, process design for manufacturing and assembly, demand flow, bills of material structure, process plans, routings, and Value Stream Mapping)
    • Language: ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to verbally communicate effectively.
    • Mathematical: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry.
    • Reasoning Ability: the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagram form.
    • Ability to read & interpret blueprints.
    • Ability to read & interpret router instructions & specifications.
    • Properly use inspection equipment (calipers, micrometers, and other gauge measuring tools)
    • Deadline driven with a strong bias toward results achievement; flexible with schedule and shifting priorities
    • Problem Solving and Strong organizational skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Intermediate to Advanced use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.
    • Intermediate to Advanced use of CAD software (Solid Works, Unigraphics, or Other) Required Experience:
      • Working towards a BS Degree in Engineering - Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering Preferred
      • Preferred manufacturing environment experience
      • Preferred customer service experience
      • Preferred machining experience (Manual or CNC) Level of Education:
        • Working towards a BS Degree in Engineering - Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering Preferred For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $20 to $20 US Dollar (USD) Hourly based on a variety of factors. Employees will receive 0 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company's 401(k) plan.

          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. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.

Keywords: Precision Castparts Corp, Irvine , Co-Op Manufacturing Engineering Internship, Engineering , Irvine, California

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