Intern - Engineering in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 2/23/2024

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Intern - Engineering

Job Description

Engineering Intern

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 manufacturing methods, statistical process control (SPC), conduct technical studies, 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. 

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 Parsons, Ks manufactures precision parts for passenger and military aircraft. Travelers around the world count on our employees for their commitment to quality.

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

Job Summary

Responsibilities (varies based on career path assigned)

  • Collect data and specification requirements, conduct time studies, perform, prepare and present proposals for manufacturing process improvements or improved part flow.
  • Collect and assess results of part flow and yield and perform root cause analysis to understand and correct non-conformities.
  • Perform basic project management activities to track and manage technical projects with the potential 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, or related Engineering field
  • Stronganalytical/data mining skills
  • Comfortable gathering data and creating professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations

Preferred Qualification

  • Basic Knowledge of Manufacturing Engineering and Time Study processes.
  • 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

  •  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.

3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled