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Pattern Finisher - LPC-S/016

Company name
Precision Castparts Corp.

Portland, OR, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jun 11,2019

Valid Through
Sep 24,2019

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Job Description *


To prepare patterns for assembly and to prepare soluble cores for pattern molding; wax welds multiple components using fixtures to maintain dimensional conformity;  repairs wax patterns and soluble cores in accordance with quality standards.


1.  Pattern Finishing.

    Objective:  to assemble pattern components and/or make dimensional alterations to patterns.

       Typical Activities:

         A. Reads techcards and engineering instructions.

         B. Assembles wax components into visually and dimensionally acceptable patterns; may use specialized fixturing.

         C. Modifies patterns or soluble cores using various hand tools and wax materials.

         D. Inspects modifications with special gauges and other measuring devises.

         E. Occasionally inserts ceramic cores in wax patterns and maintains dimensional integrity (TBO only).

   2.  Repair/Restoration

    Objective:  to fix broken or damaged patterns and soluble cores and restore to dimensionally acceptable condition.

    Typical Activities:

       A. Replaces broken features by wax welding fragments or by using other wax supplies to reconstruct missing areas.

       B. Fills voids and reforms damaged contours by attaching and shaping stock wax.

   3.  Cleaning

    Objective:  to work patterns and soluable core surfaces to meet visual inspection criteria.

    Typical Activities:

       A. Removes flash, mismatch and other surface positives using a variety of hand tools and materials.

       B. Fills or patches negatives using paint wax, melted stock wax, hot pencils and other tools and materials.

       C. Completes dimensional integrity restoration and plugging of holes per techcards.

       D. Inspects work for compliance with quality standards.

4.  Serialization.

    Objective: to identify patterns with specified serial pads and numbers.

    Typical Activities:

    A. Places sticky wax pads or stamps specified serial numbers directly into patterns, per techcards

   5.  Safety

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

    Typical Activities:

       A. Adheres to plant and department safety rules.

       B. Safely operates all equipment and tools.

       C. Identifies and reports safety problems.

       PPE Requirements:

       A. Safety Glasses and Steel Toe Shoes – all times

       B. Gloves, Long sleeves, Goggles and Mask – optional for soluable cleaning

5.  Maintains accurate records of work performed.

6.  Trains less skilled personnel as assigned.

7.  Performs other tasks as directed.


1.  Training is provided on the job.


   1.  Demonstrated experience to fully perform the duties of a Wax Cleaner or a Wax Assembler C (not at TBO)     OR    an equivalent combination of experience and training.

   2.  Working knowledge of cleaning  techniques, methods, materials and tools and ability to use simple to moderately complex measuring devises and fixtures.

   3.  Ability to follow complex written and verbal instructions.

   4.  Good manual dexterity.

   5.  Ability to lift and/or maneuver objects weighing thirty to fifty pounds and occasionally up to one hundred twenty five pounds.

   6.  Ability to work in conditions which may include exposure to noise, fumes, crowding, abrasions, cuts, and chemicals.

PCC Structurals is committed to a diverse workforce. As Equal Opportunity Employer, VEVRAA Federal Contractor, affirmative action employer we provide equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, disability, status as a protected veteran, national origin, color, or any other classification in accordance with federal, state, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Status/VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Veterans are encouraged to self-identify as PCC Structurals desires to provide protected veterans priority referrals for open positions. PCC Structurals complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

 In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 503-652-3512 for assistance. PCC Structurals is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor committed to providing priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. Veterans are encouraged to self-identify as desires to provide protected veterans priority referrals for open positions. PCC Structurals complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please visit

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Precision Castparts Corp.
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Company Profile
Precision Castparts Corp. is a 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, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, the Company is the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. PCC manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries.

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