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Painter - Level 1 (Night Shift)

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k)
United States, Washington, Woodinville
6525 240th Street Southeast (Show on map)
June 12, 2024

United States of America
State / County




University Swaging

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Position type

Full Time
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Company Profile

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.

Job Description

Business Profile:

Since the early days of aviation, PCC has worked closely with our customers to develop and specify the best products for their applications. We've created new materials, designs, and manufacturing practices to satisfy an ever changing industry. PCC engineered product applications include all wing/fuselage structural parts; engine lock-plates/bracketry; complete passenger/exit doors; major flap support and actuation structures; spars, skins, and bulkheads; swaged control rods, cables, and actuation and flight control assemblies; and complex latches, quick release BALL-LOK pins, and specialized fasteners.

Location Profile:

Now part of PCC's Engineered Products Division, University Swaging is a unique machining, swaging, and assembly center providing the industry's most technologically advanced structural and kinematic control rod assemblies, flight control mechanisms, and swaged cable assemblies. Founded in 1947, the company was purchased by Primus in 2000, and before the close of the decade, expanded more than twofold into a new 110,000 square foot facility. The company's success can be attributed to continuity of leadership and a strong vision for growth of capabilities and products. Today the site benefits from shared opportunities and cooperation with KaliStrut Aerospace, which has also maintained a leading market position in the area of metallic rods for more than 35 years. Recent engineering projects include pylon struts, interior tie rods, hold open rods, flight control rods, wing-to-body fairing support rods, door mechanisms and rods, and structural support rods for Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, and Gulfstream. Precision Castparts Corp. acquired Primus International in August, 2011.

Position Summary:

Prepare and paint tubular products complete to customer engineering and specification requirements utilizing various techniques in both manual and automated systems.


Monday-Friday 10:00pm-6:45am

Reporting Relationships:

The Painter - Level 1 will report to the Production Supervisor

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Familiarity with robotic mixing and painting, as well as a demonstrate ability to manually mask, rack, mix, and paint parts as required
  • Prepare and paint aircraft components to planning, drawing, and specification requirements; select and weigh materials for hand or machine applications; determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality by performing visual inspections, or by using viscometers
  • Coordinate and prioritize process and job sequences, as well as direct assistant painter's assignments to meet production schedule requirements and maximize paint booth throughput
  • Ensure compliance with customer specifications, quality requirements, and internal procedures
  • Reduce finishing cost and minimize processing flow time to meet customer demand
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and paint booth in compliance with safety and environmental health standards and best practices for cleaning, use, and preventative maintenance per manufacturer's recommendations
  • Maintain min/max of paints and solvents not to exceed space limitations and per aerospace lot and batch control requirements
  • Participate in Lean and Continuous Improvement activities and training as required; lead similar initiatives within their job responsibility to demonstrate equipment operations and work procedures to assistant painters
  • May occasionally perform special projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1+ years of experience performing painting operations in an aerospace production environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in preparation and application of aerospace specialty finishes (primer and topcoat) for detail parts and assemblies. Proficient in the application of paint and finish S.P.C. techniques
  • Expert knowledge of a broad spectrum of finishes (lacquers, enamels, epoxies, urethanes, acrylics) as used in aerospace applications
  • Knowledgeable and complaint with proper and recommended use, storage, and disposal of sealants, paints, strippers, and other chemicals used
  • Knowledgeable about applicable BQMS procedures, NADCAP and AS9100 audit standards, equipment, and tool standard procedures, safety and environmental health standards relevant to OSHA requirements, and hazardous materials procedures as they apply to the workplace
  • Ability to read, interpret, and comply with customer drawings and specification requirements, parts lists, and material safety data sheets, as well as Company policies and procedures
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instruction in English and good computer/MRP system literacy
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability too professionally communicate and work well with others and to lead others by example in learning workplace operations and procedures
  • Good attitude and attendance, attention to detail, willingness to learn and ability to perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to pass a Pulmonary Function Test to obtain respirator use certification
  • Able to lift 10lbs routinely, up to 35lbs occasionally
  • Ability to bend, kneel, and stand up to 10 hours per day and the willingness and ability to work overtime including nights and weekends

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.

For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $23 to $28 US Dollar (USD) Hourly based on a variety of factors. For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company's Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 1X the Company's bonus multiple, based on the Company's performance in the applicable quarter . Employees will receive 80 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.
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