Radiographer / LPC-S LSBS2 / Dept 072 (Portland, OR)

Precision Castparts Corp.


Date: 1 week ago
City: Portland, OR
Contract type: Full time
Precision Castparts Corp.
United States of America




State / County



Oregon




City



Portland




Division



Structurals






Company



LPC




Function



Operations




Workplace Type



On-Site




Position type



Full Time















Opportunity ID

6932





Company Profile




This requisition was created on 11/15/2022



EXCELLENT BENEFITS!


Quarterly bonuses


Full benefits that start on the 1st of the month following your hire date


401K


Paid holidays, vacations, and sick leave


Tuition reimbursement


Gym membership reimbursement for you and your family


Safety shoe and safety glasses reimbursement


And so much more!

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



MISSION:
To produce radiographs to customer and PCC specifications for evaluation of castings.



PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Setup
Objective: to accurately set up castings for radiography.
Essential Job Functions:
A. Checks routing or requests to determine x-ray needs on parts.
B. Reviews Technique Cards to determine setup requirements, including x-ray techniques, part positions and film requirements based on Techniques Cards.
C. Sets up additional radiographs of defect areas not covered by Technique Cards.
D. Prepares daily film requests for darkroom based on production schedules and Technique Cards.
E. Sets up castings on tables in x-ray machines including fixturing, placement of film cassettes, and placement of nameplate identification and penetrameters on film; sets exposures.
F. Determines priority of radiographs to be taken.
G. Develops setup requirements for new techniques when needed.


Other (marginal) Job Functions


H. Visually inspects castings for dirt, penetrant, etc.


2. X-Ray Operation
Objective: to effectively and accurately operate x-ray machines and produce radiographs within customer specifications.
Essential Job Functions:
A. Operates x-ray machine control panels and equipment to take multiple views of castings, adjusting radiographic variables such as tube height, voltage and exposure times within customer specifications.
B. Regularly conducts more than one radiographic examination concurrently, and is expected to be able to operate all machines.
C. Removes table from machine, takes film cassettes to darkroom for processing.
D.After darkroom processing, checks samples of radiographs on each casting for clarity, coverage, density and sensitivity; makes changes within customer and PCC specifications; records any changes made; reshoots films when needed.


3. Technique Card Preparation (NDTE Departments, LSBO X-ray Dept. and LSBO backend teams only)
Objective: to document inspection methods and prepare Technique Card's information for use by Production Radiographers and NDT Engineering.
Essential Job Functions:
A.Completes setup photos and explicit, clear instructions for use by Production Radiography.
B.Identifies densities, voltages and other parameters for inclusion in Technique Cards.
C.Troubleshoots and simplifies assigned problem areas in inspection Technique Cards to streamline inspection operations.
D.Works on evaluation of new processes involving x-ray Techniques.


4.Trains and assists level B Radiographers with setup and operational techniques as needed and assigned. (Marginal job function in NDTE departments)


5.Completes logs and records, and records any modifications to Technique Card specifications.


6.Meets all production and quality standards.


7. Safety
Objective: to take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices; to comply with PCC radiation safety practices.
Essential Job Functions:
A.Adheres to plant and department safety rules.
B.Safely operates all equipment and tools.
C.Identifies and reports safety problems.


OTHER (MARGINAL) ACCOUNTABILITIES


8. Performs other tasks as directed, including darkroom and other x-ray department personnel activities. (Darkroom operator activities are essential job functions at LSBS II.)



ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES, TOOLS AND/OR MACHINERY:
1.x-ray machines
2.hoists
3.pallet jacks
4.pentrameters
5.styrofoam blocks
6.wooden wedges and blocks
7.straps and chains
8.clamps
9.high intensity film viewing light
10.lead back-ups
11.densitometers
12.levels, protractors, rulers, tape measure, angle finders
13.film processor
14.film cassettes
15.fixtures
16.calculators
17.cameras (35 mm, box and Polaroid) NDTE departments only



TRAINING
1. Training is provided on the job.
2. Radiography Level 1 Courses must be completed
3. Radiographer Level l Certification must be completed.
4. Must re-certify - Level 1 every three years.



QUALIFICATIONS
1. Radiography skills as demonstrated by the competent performance of all Radiographer B duties


OR


An equivalent combination of classroom training and work experience.
2. High school graduation of GED.(necessary for NDT Certification)
3. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
4. Ability to read, follow and interpret Technique Cards, Quality Control Manuals and other technical specifications.
5. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
6. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.






Primary Duties & Responsibilities



1. Setup


Objective: to accurately set up castings for radiography.


Essential Job Functions:



  • Checks routing or requests to determine x-ray needs on parts.

  • Reviews Technique Cards to determine setup requirements, including x-ray techniques, part positions and Film/IP requirements based on Techniques Cards.

  • Sets up additional radiographs of defect areas not covered by Technique Cards.

  • Inspect condition and maintain Film/IP and cassettes. Follow proper handling techniques.

  • Sets up castings on tables in x-ray machines including fixturing, placement of Film/IP’s, and DICOM tag identification and penetrameters on Film/IP; sets exposure parameters.

  • Determines priority of radiographs to be taken.

  • Develops best practice setup requirements for newly developed techniques when needed.

  • Visually inspects castings for dirt, penetrant, grinding debris etc.


2. X-Ray Operation


Objective: to effectively and accurately operate x-ray machines and produce radiographs within customer specifications.


Essential Job Functions:



  • Operates x-ray machine control panels and equipment to take multiple views of castings, adjusting radiographic variables such as tube height, voltage and exposure times within customer specifications.

  • Monitor, Maintain, and generate exposures for System Qualifications on X-ray equipment per customer and PCC specifications.

  • Regularly conducts more than one radiographic examination concurrently, and is expected to be able to operate all machines.

  • Removes Film/IP from casting for image processing, while maintaining proper Film/IP handling techniques .

  • After image processing, checks samples of radiographs on each casting for inner fearing Artifacts, clarity, coverage, pixel value and sensitivity; makes changes within customer and PCC specifications; records any changes made; reshoots exposure when needed.

  • Willingness to be audited without notice by all Auditors both PCC Internal and External auditing groups. e.g. PCC NDTE, NADCAP, ISO 9000,etc.

  • Trains, mentors, and assists less skilled Radiographers with setup and operational techniques as needed and assigned. (Marginal job function in NDTE departments)

  • Completes logs and records, and records any modifications to Technique Card specifications.

  • Meets all production and quality standards.


3. Safety


Objective: to take responsibility for and demonstrate safe work practices; to comply with PCC radiation safety practices.


Essential Job Functions:



  • Adheres to plant and department safety rules.

  • Safely operates all equipment and tools.

  • Identifies and reports safety problems.


4. OTHER (MARGINAL) ACCOUNTABILITIES


Performs other tasks as directed and other x-ray department personnel activities.




ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES, TOOLS AND/OR MACHINERY
:



  • x-ray machines

  • hoists

  • pallet jacks

  • pentrameters

  • styrofoam blocks

  • wooden wedges and blocks

  • straps and chains

  • clamps

  • Digital IPS (Image Processing Station)

  • image detectors (imaging plates or IP’s and digital panels)

  • lead back ups

  • levels, protractors, rulers, tape measure, angle finders

  • cassettes

  • fixtures

  • calculators

  • cameras (technique development and NDTE departments only)









Experience & Education




  • Training is provided on the job.

  • Radiography Level 1 Courses must be completed (radiation safety, digital method training, etc.)

  • Radiographer Level l Certification must be completed for all modalities (Film, CR, DDA).

  • Must re-certify - Level 1 every five years.






Required Skills




  • Radiography skills as demonstrated by the competent performance of all duties OR an equivalent combination of classroom training and work experience.

  • High school graduation of GED (necessary for NDT Certification)

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

  • Ability to read, follow and interpret Technique Cards, Quality Control Manuals and other technical specifications.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.

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