Blaster in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 5/8/2024

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Job Description


Job Description


Operates the small and large blasters to clean and finish parts and dies.

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 Parsons, Ks manufactures precision parts for passenger and military aircraft. Travelers around the world count on our employees for their commitment to quality.

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

  • Loads objects into blasters by hand, cart, or forklift.
  • Operates the small sandblaster.
  • Operates the large sandblaster.
  • Examines objects to ensure conformance to work order or standard.
  • Disposes of dirty sand in waste bin.
  • Sweeps and cleans up sand residue daily.
  • Refills blasters with sand as necessary.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • 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 training

Required Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma; up to 3 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic Computer Skills: Able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with training

Work Environment

  • 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.
  • Annual baseline-hearing test is required.
  • Annual pulmonary test is required.
  • Regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch.
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Working conditions are:  100% manufacturing environment
  • Large blaster requires working in an enclosed space for an extended period of time.
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Regularly exposed to airborne particles.
  • A fresh air hood and suit must be worn operating the large booth.
  • Noise level is usually moderate to loud.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Safety Footwear shall be in accordance with the following: ASTM standard F2413-05 with minimum impact resistance, compression resistance and metatarsal designation ratings of 75 foot pounds (i.e. ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Mt/75), which are viewable on the inside tag of footwear.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

This is a generic job posting for a Blaster. 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

3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States


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