Engineering Internship / Co-op in Coxsackie, NY at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/3/2023

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Engineering Internship / Co-op

Job Description

Engineering Intern / Co-op

Job Summary

The Intern position is an opportunity for an Engineering student to gain real world experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment, while concurrently providing benefit to DASNY by performing a variety of engineering tasks in either the Project or Manufacturing Engineering areas.

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 duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

•        The Intern may be responsible for reading and interpreting customers: Request for quote, contracts, purchase orders, electronic or hard copy drawings, and specifications. 

•        Through the evaluation of this data, the Intern may create quotation packages, documents, drawings, and processes for the purpose of meeting customer requirements. 

•        As necessary, the Intern may also be expected to support the Project/Design Engineers, Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing with the implementation of quotations that are awarded to the company. 

•        The Intern is expected to work cooperatively as a member of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) that includes Engineering, Quality, Contracts, Finance, and Supply Chain personnel.

•        Experience utilizing CAD/3D software; CATIA preferred but will train.

•        Proficient skills creating and manipulating spreadsheet packages; Excel preferred but will train.

•        Knowledge of manufacturing processes especially as they relate to sheet metal, tooling, fixtures, jigs and assembly; and be able to integrate that knowledge into process flow and tool design assistance.

•        Reads and has a thorough understanding of Engineering Drawings and associated Parts Lists

•        Plan manufacturing operations to facilitate production of sheet metal parts

•        Create and maintain accurate Bill of Material (BOM) requirements for sheet metal parts

•        Update planning as required for all purchase order/customer engineering changes or for all method improvement/correction type changes.

•        Assist project engineer in coordinating with customer and supplier engineers to ensure that all data, information, drawings, and other necessary information is available to build quality parts.

•        Write detailed Statement of Work (SOW) that accurately defines the activities to be performed by suppliers.

•        Assist the Integrated Product Team Quality representative to develop a quality assurance/inspection plan for each part and Assembly.

•        Incorporate appropriate tolerances and specifications into all planning documents as described by the Purchase Order and Engineering Drawings.

•        Assist in writing detailed work instructions to accomplish job in a safe and satisfactory manner.

•        Coordinate the necessary information with other engineers to make corrections or improvements to planning, tooling, programs or processes.

•        Develop Standard Operating Procedures utilizing drawings and specifications as well as interviews with operators.

•        Participate in improvement activities with Manufacturing Engineer and Work Center Managers to support manufacturing operations.

•        Data collection and analysis for continuous improvement of production processes.

•        Propose process changes to improve quality and/or throughput.

•        Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

•        Must be willing and able to work overtime as necessary.

•        Acceptable attendance is an essential function of the position.

•        Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position.

Physical Demands & Work Conditions

•       Working conditions are: 50% office and 50% manufacturing environment.

•       Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.

•       While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat; and risk of electrical shock.

•       The noise level in the work environment is moderate and occasionally loud.

•       Hearing protection is required in designated areas.

•       Fully enclosed leather construction safety shoes (ANSI Z-41 compliant) must be worn in all manufacturing areas.

Required Skills and Qualifications

•       Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical data, blueprints, specifications, etc.

•       Ability to effectively present information to peers and management.

•       Ability to apply advanced mathematical and statistical concepts.

•       Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

•       Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

•       Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 

•       While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel

•       Must be able to communicate effectively.

•       The employee frequently is required to stand; the employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. 

•       Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

•       Must be able to occasionally move and/or lift from up to 25 pounds.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications

•       Current enrollment as an Engineering student – Mechanical, Aerospace, Systems or Process focus desired.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

171 Stacey Road
Coxsackie, New York, 12051
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled