Careers at PCC

In our rapidly growing company opportunities for development and career advancement are never far away. If you are looking for challenge, to be rewarded for your results and you thrive in a demanding environment, PCC is an unparalleled place to build your career.

Management Development Program

The Management Development Program is aimed at accelerating the growth of remarkable people into exceptional leaders; leaders who are steeped in operational management skills and who can go on to run our businesses in the years to come. Training the next generation of management is essential to PCC’s continued success as a company squarely focused on market leadership and profitable growth.  Our Management Development Program is designed to teach program members the critical aspects of PCC’s business so that they can effectively influence the future direction of the company.   In our business, quality is everything, so we insist on recruiting the best people we can find.       

What would I be doing?

Participants rotate through two divisions and at least four positions over a 24 month training period.  The rotations involve on-the-job assignments that provide maximum exposure to PCC’s operations.  Standards for success are high and performance is reviewed on a semi-annual basis.  Each program member is assigned a mentor, as well as a supervisor for each rotation.  In just two years, Management Development Program members will typically rotate through the following assignments:

Management Development Program
Year 1 Year 2
Rotation A Rotation B Rotation C Rotation D
  • Process Engineering
  • Product Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Facilities Engineering
  • Cost Take-Out
  • Energy Conservation
  • Advanced Rotation "A"
  • New Rotation "A" Assignment
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Production Control
  • Sales Account Management
    • Quality Engineering
    • Planning/ Scheduling
  • Supervision



What are the Criteria for Entry?

Our Management Development Program represents the operations segment of the business and based on the needs of our industry, most of the program participants hold degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, and Materials Science.  We also look for the following characteristics:

  • A GPA of 3.0 or Greater
  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • Work Experience (in manufacturing, a plus)
  • High Motivation
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills; Persuasive
  • Integrity; Moral and Ethical
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status

What Happens upon Graduation?

Upon completion of the 2 year program, MDP graduates typically receive between 5–7 offers of employment from throughout the corporation, US operations Due to their program experience, MDP graduates are highly valued; at the end of the program, it is not unusual for MDPs to be offered roles in operations management.

Intake Process

The MDP has 2 intakes per year; classes start in January and July of each year.  1st Round evaluations take place on-campus at a targeted university, arranged otherwise for candidates from non-targeted universities; 2nd Round evaluations take place on-site. Orientation takes place at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.


We believe our benefits package is one of the best in the industry with a good base salary, an excellent bonus program based on company performance, subsidised gym membership, and the opportunity to buy shares in the company at a discounted rate through PCC’s Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Couple those benefits with challenging work, real responsibility, high visibility to senior leaders, strong support to help you succeed and a rapidly growing company in which to grow your career, we believe this is one of the best opportunities around (See NYSE symbol PCP for documentation of dynamic growth).

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For more information, contact Michelle Truesdale:

Program Manager, Management Development Programs
Precision Castparts Corp

Company Employees and Locations

Number of Employees (approx., from cont. ops) 30,500
Number of Manufacturing Locations 162