Bench Mechanic in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/29/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Bench Mechanic

Work with general supervision, plans, lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs, and repairs sheet metal parts, equipment, and products by performing the following duties.

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 Gardena, CA is a leading global supplier of large stretch formed aircraft skins, hot forming of titanium, superplastic forming and complex fastened and welded assemblies. 

Why Ducommun?

  • Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
  • Clean and climate controlled working environment
  • 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

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling, and installing sheet metal products.
  •  Performs all deburring operations.
  • Strip remaining maskant and silstic from finished chem mill parts.
  • Removes burrs and sharp edges by use of various hand tools and materials such as files and edge breakers.
  • Smoothes edges and removes build ups with air or electric equipment using abrasive disk and sleeves.
  • Operates burring equipment using countersink, grinding wheels, burring rolls, bench grinders, rotary files, drill presses and jitterbug.
  • Control thickness by using ultrasonic gages and micrometers calipers, scales to work to close tolerances +/-.002.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including leading projects and participation in project committees. 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to read, interpret, and comprehend instructions such as blue prints and shop drawings, chem. mill templates with an emphasis on chemical milling features, excess and special conditions.  
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be able to comply with specific safety policies.
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies.
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions.
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook.
  • Basic Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions, and simple software programs with assistance.
  • Critical thinking skills and good decision-making thought processes
  • Ability to effectively communicate among all levels within the organization.

Required Experience and Education

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • 1 – 3 years of experience preferred

Base Compensation: USD 18.00 - 20.00 Paid Hourly

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

268 E. Gardena Road
Gardena, California, 90248
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled