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Die Sinker

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
United States, Wisconsin, Mayville
700 Furnace Street (Show on map)
December 03, 2023

United States of America
State / County



Wyman Gordon


Position type

Full Time
Opportunity ID


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

Job Summary:

The Die Sinker will set up and machine dies/part(s) from customer drawings or C.N.C. programs from MD&T programming department. This includes understanding the machinery, speeds and feeds, proper tooling, efficient running of equipment, ability to read blue prints and utilize geometric dimensions. CNC programming at the machine if needed to adjust the programs to complete the job. Essential to the job is the quality requirements to meet the customer specifications. Effective communication with shop personnel is a must along with teamwork.

Job Requirements:

A minimum secondary Education or GED and 2 years working experience in machining/setup and computer operation. This position requires knowledge of CNC programming and computer usage. Excellent communication skills and an analytical mind to assist in costs savings and efficient procedures. Team player to facilitate the growth, safety and prosperity of the company.

Essential CNC Operator: Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Simultaneous operation of two machines by one employee.
  • Receive job from Operations Manager or Lead Programmer.
  • Locate the proper piece of material and appropriate paper work necessary to do the job.
  • Set up the job which includes indicating the face and matched edges then edge finding the match corner for machining location reference.
  • Keeps machine and all tooling in good shape and maintains them as needed.
  • Understand dimensioning requirements to effectively run the program.
  • Understanding of CNC programming and use of computers.
  • Ability to inspect and document the part with the use of calipers, micrometers, pi tapes, squares, and height gauges, etc....
  • Communicates with operations manager/lead person as needed to ensure the job is completed to customer specifications including match marks, engraving or impression stamping.
  • Fill out all necessary paper work that is required by ISO 9001:2008
  • Make sure the person following you on the machine has the information necessary to run the next shift.
  • Make sure the job is complete and burr free when it comes off the machine.
  • Assist others in setup.
  • Must be able to operate the fork lift and overhead cranes.
  • Loads and unloads trucks as needed.
  • Assures the cleanliness and professional appearance of the shop at all times.
  • Works closely with the operations manager/lead person to ensure the quality, delivery, and complete customer satisfaction.
  • Makes sure all jobs have their I.D.# replaced if removed during machining operation.

QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Minimum Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a one or two-year college or technical school preferred but not required; two years experience in CNC machining in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience with in a machining environment.


Ability to write reports, Ability to effectively present information.


Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as geometry and algebra.


Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of problems.


Excellent team player, trouble shooting abilities, and multi task.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is moderate, but ear plugs should be worn.

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