Engineering - Intern in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/4/2021

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Engineering - Intern

Job Description

We are seeking an energetic, goal driven intern to join our growing organization.  This position is for an Engineering Intern with a strong interest in learning about tool design, manufacturing methods, statistical process control (SPC), conduct technical studies, perform design computations and develop problem solving / root-cause analysis skills.  This is a technical role in a manufacturing and product development environment, offering a career path to full time employment as a Manufacturing Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Quality Engineer, or Project Engineer. 
Ducommun is a global provider of manufacturing and engineering services, developing innovative electronic, engineered and structural solutions for complex applications in aerospace, defense and industrial markets.  Our full-service collaborative approach, broad capabilities and value-added services like new product introduction, supply chain strategies and program management deliver value for our customers and innovative solutions for their complex electronic and structural needs.
The Ducommun Structural Systems division designs, engineers and manufactures the largest, most complex contoured aerostructure components in the aerospace industry.  Ducommun-built components are used on commercial aircraft, regional and business jet aircraft, military aircraft, commercial and military helicopters, and space launch vehicles.

Responsibilities (varies based on career path assigned)
Collect data and specification requirements, conduct studies, perform design analysis, prepare design sketches, and present proposals for new tools & fixtures, manufacturing process improvements or support optimization of existing parts.
Prepare technical qualification plans for testing of equipment, parts, and processes.  Collect and assess results to determine conformance of the test and/or perform root cause analysis to understand and correct non-conformities.
Learn the computer-aided design process using graphic tools such as, CAD, CAM, SolidWorks or CATIA.  Perform static and dynamic finite element analysis (FEA) on complex manufacturing process to support creation of tools, modification of existing tools, and correct performance issues.
Implement statistical process control (SPC) on critical equipment and manufacturing process.  Performing GR&R studies, create control charts, complete variation analysis, and implement other statistical tools to measure and improve performance.
Perform basic project management activities to track and manage technical projects.  Expect to lead small teams to execute specific tasks critical to completion of larger commercial aircraft programs.
Assist in the development and iteration of manufacturing process plans to build complex parts that meet specific requirements; GD&T tolerances, pneumatic limits, thermal schedules, chemical control bands, and other required specifications

Skills & Qualifications

Minimum Qualification
Graduate or student pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college/university
Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related Engineering field
Strong  analytical/data mining skills
Comfortable gathering data and creating professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations

Preferred Qualification
Basic Knowledge of Mechanical Design and/or Chemical Process.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Creative self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Perfunctory knowledge of engineering modeling (Ansys, Solidworks Simulation)
Exposure to basic CAD systems
Experience and/or interest in Avionics

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. 
Must have good finger dexterity – computer data entry.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus
Must be able to communicate effectively and clearly
Travel required, up to 20%
Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands/arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls
Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
Must be able to occasionally move and/or lift from 1 – 50 pounds
Working conditions are:  50% office environment, 50% manufacturing environment
Noise level is moderate in office environment
Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold and extreme heat
Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled