Manufacturing Engineer I

Website Precision Castparts Corporation

Job Highlights

Title Manufacturing Engineer I
Type Full Time
Experience 1-3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Irvine, CA, United States
Company Precision Castparts Corporation

Company Profile

Precision Castparts is a market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures, and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. The company also produces airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Manufacturing Engineer I who will be responsible for applying engineering principles to drive continuous improvement in the manufacturing processes, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials, components, fabrication processes, tooling, production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, testing, facilities, quality control standards Six Sigma and Lean tools.

Education Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required (Mechanical or Manufacturing is preferred, will consider other Engineering disciplines as well)

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Metalworking, CNC, or Electron Beam Welding experience (preferred)
  • Solid works or similar 3-D design experience (preferred)


  • Analyze product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs that existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods can produce. Documents standard work with work instructions.
  • Coordinates manufacturing or building of prototype products or systems.
  • Creates purchase requisitions for external suppliers to process production parts per customer’s requirements (from specifications and drawings).
  • Designs and fabricate production tooling to support manufacturing processes. Knowledgeable in CAD software (Solidworks) to create tool drawings and Op sheets.
  • Ensures all work complies with environmental, health, and safety standards, industry specifications, customer requirements, company standards, and related specifications.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and delivers continuous improvement opportunities. Justifies then requests required resources to complete initiatives. Manages projects to successful completion. Uses Six Sigma and Lean tools to aid in this effort.
  • Knowledgeable with 5 whys and fishbone diagram.
  • Manages specification, selection, and execution of major capital and tooling acquisitions to drive technology improvements that positively impact Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, and Inventory.
  • Performs contract review of the customer’s requirements from Purchase Order (P.O.), specifications, and drawings.
  • Performs root cause investigations to support production technical issues.
  • Prepares routers (manufacturing plans) and Op sheets for the production processes.
  • Prepares work instructions/procedures for the production processes.
  • Supports production to ensure the attainment of business goals, including addressing quality issues, working with maintenance to address equipment failures, and working directly with manufacturing personnel to ensure a smooth-running operation.
  • Works with customers and suppliers (internal and external) to support the program’s needs.
  • Works with suppliers to qualify special processes (heat treatment, corrosion protective coating, welding, machining, etc.)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry specifications, customer specifications, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic Measurement skills (micrometer, calipers, height gages, etc.)
  • Can-Do attitude.
  • Drive to identify opportunities to improve, take ownership, and pursue them.
  • Effective team member; well respected, results-oriented, and cooperative. Ability to lead a team to successful completion of a project
  • Good understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) and how it relates to the design, manufacturing, inspection, and assembly processes or procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of continuous improvement process and practical tool application
  • Must possess good communication skills and demonstrate the ability to interface effectively with all levels of operations and management
  • Proficient with standard office computer software (E-Mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Six Sigma Green or Black belt is highly preferred but not required
  • Strong Analytical skills


  • US Citizenship required

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • Frequently requires to sit.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • Occasionally exposed to airborne particles and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employer’s Statement

Precision Castparts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

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