Bonded Assembly Technician in Coxsackie, NY at Ducommun

Date Posted: 2/20/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Bonded Assembler  

Functions involve composite layup, metal bond layup, composite and structural assembly, basic sheet metal forming, and autoclave operation.

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

•       Work involves operations required to complete honeycomb, composite or fiberglass bonded sub-assemblies.  

•       Assembly and installation work involving drilling, reaming and/or riveting, and the installation of various fasteners to specifications including torque operations on structural assemblies using specified tooling, jigs and fixtures.

•       Performs all operations necessary in the location, installation, assembly and integral mating of major structural sub- assemblies and assemblies, working with or without
specialized tooling and jigs.

•       Builds and/or mates structures where the assembly is coordinated or built with tooling which establishes primary locations and, as necessary, lays out and locates rivet, bolt
and fastener hole patterns, trim lines, and parts by direct measurement from established locations.

•       Loads jig and does necessary work and/or rework to complete assembly, either in or after removal from jig. Positions and lays up parts, using tooling jigs and fixtures, when
available.

•       Fabricates detail parts such as shims, splices, gussets, angles, brackets, doublers, stiffeners,        patches, etc. Uses shop aids and tools to facilitate assembly and installation, as required.

•       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.

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

Required Skills & Qualifications



      •      High School diploma or equivalent required.

•       12 - 24 months’ aerospace assembly experience is preferred.

•       Understand tolerances and the use of precision measuring tools

•       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.

      •    Must be able to read and interpret drawings and mylars.

      •    Understands handling adhesive material.

      •    Understands handling of pre-preg material.

      •    Performs lay-up of pre-preg material and adhesives.

      •    Understands and performs any tool preparation requirements.

      •    Performs bagging and vacuum operations as required.

This is a generic job posting for an Assembler.  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.

Base Compensation: USD 19.00 - 22.00 Paid Hourly

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


171 Stacey Road
Coxsackie, New York, 12051
United States

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