General Helper 2nd Shift Temp to Hire in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/26/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Helper

Assist shop personnel with a variety of support tasks that are based on department placement. The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. Under direct supervision assists in various shop activities by performing the following duties.

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

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

  • Assist the operators in conduct the shop processes.
  • Loads & unloads materials, parts, or products onto or from pallets, skids, conveyors, or trucks.
  • Transport aircraft/aerospace parts to various designated work areas for processing.
  • Assist operators in conducting the various shop processes, such as, racking parts, washing parts, striping masking, drill work holes in raw stock, and clean the various hardware such as hooks, chains, shackles, placing tooling on parts.
  • Provide support to shop personnel where needed.
  • Operate hand tools and handling equipment when instructed.
  • Read traveler or work instructions necessary to assist in operational process.
  • Move materials and supplies for department personnel.
  • Assist with housekeeping and cleanup operations.
  • Lifts metal part or stock onto machine and secures it on machine table, in chuck, or holding fixture to assist in setting up machine.
  • Perform light mechanical assembly.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple directions, traveler or work instructions, MSD Sheets, part numbers.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.
  • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
  • Critical thinking skills and good decision making thought processes.
  • Understanding and application of directions provided by lead/supervisor/manager.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.

Required Experience and Education

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Forklift and crane experience is a plus 

Base Compensation: USD 18.00 - 20.00 Paid Hourly

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


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

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled