CNC Machinist in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 4/12/2024

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Job Description

CNC Machinist

Job Description

This position is responsible for setting up and operating the CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Multi-Axis machines, Vertical/Gantry/Horizontal rotary (4th) axis mills, CC Lathes/Routers and/or 5 axis Core mills.

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

Job Summary

  • Fully qualified in the operation of 3 and 4 Axis CNC milling machines, manual machining/honing/grinding equipment, for production/fabrication of precision machine parts
  • Sets up machines, adjusts, verifies part conformity to blue print/specification and operates machines to perform a series of progressive machining operations to close and exacting tolerances and finish specifications requiring considerable skill and knowledge of machining techniques and methods
  • Capable of independently selecting proper tools for set up and operation of Multi-Axis CNC equipment and a variety of manual/automatic machines
  • When qualified by experience to operate 4th Axis Horizontal/Gantry milling equipment, may operate 5 axis core mills with assistance and guidance from area leads
  • When qualified by experience to operate 5 axis core mills, may operate 4-axis horizontal’s or CNC lathes with assistance and guidance from area leads
  • Sets up all tools, performs related bench work and verifies part conformity using precision measuring equipment as required
  • Set up machines with furnished jigs and fixtures to machine production parts
  • May operate multiple machines
  • Performs SPC (Statistical Process Control) charting as required
  • Assists area leads in process debug, providing potential solutions to common machining problems
  • Provides input to area lead/supervisor regarding processes that are not capable for either quality or production effectiveness
  • Reads/follows shop order/planning instructions, maintains material traceability and performs written entries into shop orders, as required by planning and company procedures
  • Records entries into Machine Event Logs, reflecting actions taken during machining operations, or providing information for following shifts
  • Will transact operation movements in CinCom for jobs worked/completed


Skills & Qualifications

Required Experience and Education

  • Efficient use of CNC Multi-Axis machines, CNC Lathes/Routers and/or 5 axis Core mills
  • Demonstrated use of manual machining/honing/grinding equipment
  • Capable of independently selecting proper tools for set up and operation of Multi-Axis CNC equipment and a variety of manual/automatic machines
  • Proficient ability to read/understand blue print/specifications
  • High School Diploma or GED


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


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

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled