Assembler I - 1st Shift in Coxsackie, NY at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/3/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Assembler I

No Experience Needed! Training Provided! We are growing and looking for motivated individuals to learn our business and grow with us!

Assembles aerospace sheet metal products working at a bench or on shop floor.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Facility in Coxsackie, NY manufactures large, complex contoured structural components and assemblies for aerospace and other applications. Our integrated processes include stretch-forming, thermal-forming, chemical processing, precision fabrication, machining, finishing processes, and integration of components into subassemblies.

Why Ducommun? 

•        Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces

•        Opportunity for career growth

•        Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursement

Job Summary

•       Basic capability to read and understand drawings, specifications and work instructions to determine dimensions and tolerances of a finished assembly, the sequence of operations and set up requirements.

•       Positions parts following blueprints, fixturing and operations sheets.

•       Trims, fits and fastens parts together with bolts, screws, rivets and adhesive.

•       Operates various hand tools, tooling fixtures and machines such as belt sander, saw, grinder, riveting machine, drill press and shear.

•       Uses precision measuring instruments, including but not limited to calipers, indicators, and scales.

•       Has basic Resistance weld skills.

•       Is familiar with customer specifications as they relate to the operation being performed.

•       Verifies conformance of finished work piece to customer requirements.

•       Has basic understanding and practice of Lean Manufacturing principles and 6S.

•       Correctly logs jobs in and out for labor reporting systems.

•       Follows all safety rules including PPE requirements while performing tasks.

•       Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

•       Must be willing and able to work overtime as necessary.

•       Acceptable attendance is an essential function of the position.

•       Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position.

Physical Demands & Work Conditions



•       Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

•       Must be able to communicate effectively.

•       Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

•       Annual baseline hearing test is required.



•       Occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

•       Ability to wear personal protective equipment as required by safety standards.

•       Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

•       Regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts.

•       Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and airborne particles.

•       Noise level is usually loud.

•       Hearing protection is required.

•       Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.

Fully enclosed shoes of solid, leather construction with a steel or composite toe cap (ANSI Z41 compliant) must be worn in all manufacturing areas.

Required Skills & Qualifications



•       High School diploma or equivalent required.

•       3 to 6 months’ aerospace assembly experience is preferred.

•       Strong mechanical aptitude required.

•       Math Skills – decimals, percentages, fractions required; geometry and trigonometry preferred.

•       Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions, software programs and internal ERP systems.

•       Must qualify for any and all required certificates.

This is a generic job posting for a SMT Operator.  Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale.


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


171 Stacey Road
Coxsackie, New York, 12051
United States

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