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Lab Analyst

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
United States, Pennsylvania, Transfer
July 03, 2022

United States of America
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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.

Greenville Metals is a unique metallurgical resource with the ability to partner strategically with customers. We provide technology-based solutions and services to companies around the globe which require air melt grade master alloys and conversion products. Greenville Metals produces metallurgical products using many techniques including electric arc furnace, AOD, induction furnaces, and various crushing, grinding, and sizing equipment. We use nickel, cobalt, and iron-based (particularly stainless steel) alloys to produce products such as ingots, pigs, shot, and powder.

Job Description


To provide accurate and precise chemical analyses at Greenville Metals, Inc. as necessary to support the business activities. Analyses performed will include in-process, control and final sample determinations for melting and/or processing, a variety of incoming materials, outside analytical customer samples, and environmental analyses as required to meet the business, corporate, and EPA requirements. The objective is to provide timely, cost effective, and accurate analytical results using established or developmental procedures. The analyst is responsible for sample preparation, analysis/determination, calculation and reporting of accurate, quality results.

Essential Functions


*Follow all safety procedures within the laboratory and plant operations at all times.

*Perform other job functions as assigned by Lab Manager.

*Maintain a clean and organized workspace.

*Effective and professionally communicate all aspects of laboratory functions, both internally and externally.

*Effectively troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance for all laboratory equipment to minimize instrument downtime and its impact on production.

* Maintain all records, including logbooks, documentation, and appropriate computer backup.

*Maintain consumable stock levels to ensure continual operation in the laboratory at all times.

*Assist with method and product development and instrument calibration to support analyses.

*Maintain received and prepared samples in an organized manner for future reference.

*Sample, reagent and standard preparation.


*Perform chemical analysis by varying methodologies including XRF, Leco, AA, ICP, non-chemical testing such as particle size analysis, etc.

*Calculate percent compositions for various reference procedures performed in the laboratory and those generated via instrument calibration curves for various types of instrumentation.

*Calculate chemical concentrations of standards, reagents, etc.

*Perform manual reporting of analytical results when required.

* Perform data entry into any of the electronic means utilized by GMI, including Excel spreadsheets and Access databases, the ERP system, etc.

*Prepare computer-generated certificates of analysis either manually or through the ERP system.

Education and Experience

*Chemistry degree preferred and at least one year of work experience.


*Good working knowledge of all MS Office applications and internet applications.

*High level of self-motivation to perform and succeed.

*Ability to work under minimal supervision and use own initiative.

*Strong interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization.

*Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work effectively.

*Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.

*Excellent people management skills.

*Able to work differing shifts as business requires.

*Performs all aspects of the position according to the PCC Code of Conduct.

Additional notes

The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Physical Dimensions

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to frequently sit, stand with fine hand manipulation, occasionally lift and carry up to 35 lbs, bend/stoop, push/pull, twist, and reach. Frequent use of computer and lab equipment to include hand tools. Must be able to don proper Personal Protective Equipment, including lab aprons, safety eyeglasses, metatarsal shoes, hearing protection, and face shields,

Work Environment - 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.

Works primarily in a climate-controlled environment but may be exposed to chemicals and occasionally to noise, dust and extreme heat.

Desired Skills

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.