Pacific Die Casting - Job Opening

Job Title / Role#: Die Caster / #301

Pacific Die Casting, 5712 Northwest Fruit Valley Road, Vancouver WA 98660

Department: Die Casting

Reports To: Die Cast Manager


Pay: $17- 20 per hour

Consistent hours, full benefits

NO background check

Must pass drug test including marijuana

Please see attachment for complete job description- Remember, on the job training provided for all skills needed.



Summary Sets up and operates die casting machine to cast parts such as automobile trim, housings, and other products from  nonferrous metals such  as zinc or aluminum by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lifts specified die sections into machine.
  • Bolts die section, in position and adjust all parameters of the die cast machine and integrated equipment.
  • Connects water hose to cooling system of die.
  • Preheats die sections with torch or electric heater.
  • Turns valves and sets dial to regulate flow of water circulating through die and to control speed of machine, based on size and structure of part being cast and type and temperature of metal being used.
  • Monitors die casting machine when in automatic mode of operation.
  • Blows metal fragments from die surfaces and lubricates die cavity.
  • Hand ladles molten metal into chamber of machine when operating cold chamber machine.
  • Pushes button to close and lock dies and activate plunger that forces molten metal into die cavities.
  • Removes casting after dies open automatically.
  • Inspects casting for defects.
  • Degates, trims or performs necessary secondary operations such as sanding or removing flash.
  • Arranges parts into containers for delivery to other departments and shipment.
  • Loads metal ingots into melting furnace and transfers molten metal to heated reservoir of die casting machine.


Supervisory Responsibilities                                                     

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                    

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills                                                                

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills                                                       

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Reasoning Ability                                                           

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills                                                               

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Die Cast and Ancillary Machine Operating Parameters Manufacturing software.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Industrial Powered Forklift

Hoist/ Overhead Crane Certification


Other Skills and Abilities                                                            



Other Qualifications                                                     



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 stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and 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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.