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Wax Operator

Company: Precision Castparts Corporation
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Wax Operator


United States of America

State / County



San Leandro




San Leandro



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

Objective: Using various Hand, heated, and electric tools, and uses individual wax patterns to assemble complete wax pattern trees acceptable to the shelling department conforming to visual and dimensional specifications on technique cards. Ensures that documentation, tooling and parts are correctly matched to paperwork.

Essential Job Functions:

* Following department priorities and instructions on individual paperwork, collects specific part number and amount of wax patterns.
* If individual patterns have a soluble core, the parts must go through the dissolving bath and cleaned as instructed on the paperwork.
* Using various tools assembles individual wax patterns into fully assembled wax trees for inspection and processing to the shelling department.
* Completed trees, if indicated by accompanying paperwork, are water weighed and results documented on paperwork.
* Repairs parts, breaks bubbles, fuses cracked areas with hot iron, and reinforces areas with hot wax and/or ceramic sticks and smoothes areas with a knife or other hot tool.
* Uses such measuring devices as micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators.
* Rebuilds parts to level required by department instruction and customer requirements as shown on accompanying paperwork.
* Final inspection takes place before the shelling department takes responsibility for the wax pattern tree.
* Maintains accurate records of work performed.
* Meets all production and quality standards. Follows set OPC's and QCP's.
* Must have good eye hand coordination.
* Performs all work deemed necessary to achieve Plant goals.
* Assists in training lower skilled classifications as required.


* Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, read, follow and interpret instructions on technique cards, code sheets as well as other verbal or written instructions normally acquired by completing high school.
* Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
* Ability to use simple to moderately complex measuring devices and fixtures.
* Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.

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.

Keywords: Precision Castparts Corporation, San Leandro , Wax Operator, Other , San Leandro, California

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