Shell Removal Operator - LPC-T
Posted on: August 17, 2019
Job Title Shell Removal Operator - LPC-T/841 Requisition #
PCC-US.****** Job Type Full-time Shift Type Location PCC
Structurals - LPC-T Portland, OR 97206 US (Primary) Job Description
MISSION: This position requires Operators to be willing and able to
rotate through all of the shell removal/cleaning processes as
dictated by product flow and customer throughput requirements.
Since the timing and duration of the processes for shell
removal/cleaning varies from day-to-day and shift-to-shift,
rotation through all of the processes results in efficiencies in
product flow, cost of operation and improves our ability to meet
customer throughput requirements. The position exists to remove
shell material, core material, and scale from castings and their
gating systems by means of a variety of related processes. PRIMARY
JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. General Job Processes: A. Take responsibility for
and demonstrate safe work practices; B. Verify lot and part
identification including piece count; C. Move and deliver parts to
other cleaning operations; and D. Train other operators in job
accountabilities. 2. Knockout Process: A. Knock off shell material
with pneumatic, mounted and/or hand-held hammers; B. Remove
exothermic material, insulation, and wire from part; and C. Use
torch to remove tundishes and downsprus. 3. Gritblast Process: A.
Load part onto fixture to ensure even removal of shell materials;
B. Set appropriate time to gritblast part; C. Monitor machine
operations; and D. Remove wire and excess shot from part. 4.
Waterblast Process: A. Place parts on table or manipulator in
waterblast cabinet; B. Clean parts with waterblast
machine/equipment by using automated and/or manual controls (by
hand and foot) to direct the water jet from outside the cabinet;
and C. Visually inspect parts for foreign materials. 5. Shotblast
Process: A. Load castings into shotblast cabinet; B. Operate
shotblast machine from outside cabinet by foot control or from
inside walk-in cabinets by hand control; C. Shotblast parts in
cabinet by directing handheld nozzles; D. Visually inspect parts
for cleanliness during and after shotblast operation and mark parts
for defects; and E. Operate rotoblast and/or tumbleblast machines.
6. Leach Tank / Chemical Bath Process: A. Prepare chemical baths to
necessary specifications; B. Take acid bath samples to lab and
check lab results; C. Calculate etch rate using standard formula
and adjust alkaline baths if out of compliance; D. Chemically clean
and rinse parts and hand etch as needed; E. Use alkaline baths,
cold etch baths, and/or hot water washes to rinse parts; F. Check
and monitor temperatures of tanks and drying ovens; G. Maintain
chemical bath lines; H. Wears protective gear when working with
chemicals; I. Clean tanks and remove sludge; and J. Neutralize any
hazardous materials. NOTES: A. Variations in process and equipment
exist between plants. Some of the above accountabilities may not
pertain to all plants, nor is the list all inclusive of all
activities at each plant. B. Pay progression in this job is
governed by the requirements in the step progression record. OTHER
ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Safety: A. Adhere to plant and department
safety rules; B. Safely operates all equipment and tools; C.
Identify and report safety problems; D. Conduct and/or participate
in safety audits; and E. Work with hazardous waste as needed. 2.
Maintenance and Cleaning: A. Perform minor maintenance and repair
of equipment including changing hoses and nozzles, filters,
checking oil levels, etc.; B. Clean work area, including proper
cleanup and disposal of ceramic shell material; and C. Check,
charge and change batteries on forklift. 3. Additional
Requirements: A. Meet all production and quality standards; B.
Complete logs and records; and C. Perform other tasks as directed.
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES, MACHINERY AND/OR TOOLS USED: 1.
Forklift 2. Waterblast machine 3. Sandblast Cabinets / Booths 4.
Shotblast Cabinets / Booths 5. Surface Finishing Equipment (DC and
SSBO) 6. Air hose 7. Chip gun 8. Lifting Devices including hoists,
fixtures, chains and straps 9. Water hose 10. Basic hand tools
(e.g. hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, saws, wire cutters,
etc.) 11. Brooms, shovels, and buckets. 12. Hoppers 13. Wear PAPR,
respirator, purified air helmet, protective coveralls, safety
glasses, safety goggles, double hearing protection, and safety
shoes with metatarsal protection. TRAINING: 1. Basic Skills
training. 2. Training is provided on the job. 3. PCC's Forklift
Driving Safety Certification Training must be completed. 4. May be
required to complete hazardous waste management training. 5. Basic
Chemistry Course may be required. 6. Visual Inspection Class may be
required. 7. Radiation Safety Training as required. 8. Other
training as required by Team and/or location. QUALIFICATIONS: 1.
Ability to rotate through all the cleaning/shell removal processes.
2. Cleaning and blasting skills, working knowledge of blasting
machines, and knowledge of parts and gating systems OR An
equivalent combination of classroom training and work experience.
3. Ability to work independently. 4. Ability to follow instructions
and read process sheets and routers. 5. Ability to perform basic
mathematical calculations (addition and subtraction). 6. Ability to
communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 7. Physical
ability to perform the job functions. 8. Ability to safely lift,
carry and/or maneuver objects weighing thirty to fifty pounds. 9.
Ability to work in difficult working conditions which may include
exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, temperature extremes and other
elements for extended periods of time. 10. Ability to stand for
duration of the entire scheduled work shift. 11. Ability to wear
PAPR, respirator, purified air helmet, protective coveralls, safety
glasses, safety goggles, double hearing protection, and safety
shoes with metatarsal protection. Precision Castparts Corp. is an
equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and
promote in all job categories without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected
by applicable law.
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