Laboratory Technician Inspector -1st Shift in Coxsackie, NY at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/9/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Laboratory Technician Inspector

Perform and document the results of the specialized testing performed on products and processes at DASNY in the manufacture of product for the Aerospace Industry.  Perform calibration of special equipment used in testing and product processing.

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 Summary

•         Conduct periodic (daily, weekly, and monthly, or as otherwise required) checks on all Manufacturing Controlled Process as specified in internal procedures.

•         Make the necessary allowable adjustment to the Manufacturing operating process to maintain the processes within acceptable limits.

•         Identify and report to the Quality Manager any controlled process that is discovered to be operating outside of the allowable operating limits.

•         Work with Cell members to resolve issues, and problems, including safety concerns, with the daily operation of special processes.

•         Work with Cell member to improve the equipment and/or Process to increase the efficiency of the existing special processes, which are performed in a Cell.

•         Aid in the development of the new Quality procedures to support the implementation of new processes at DASNY, or in the Cells.

•         Train others on the proper method for the calibrations of tools used in Cells.

•         Maintain Master Calibration information records for all inspection hand tools in CompliantPro.

•         Monitor consumables used in the laboratory; obtain quotes and submit requisitions to maintain stock as needed.

•         Coordinate calibration and testing services performed by outside contractors; interpretation and documentation of the results.

•         Preparation, processing and testing of material samples for initial and periodic process qualification.

•         Perform metallographic inspection for lot acceptance testing to support Manufacturing.

•         Investigate test failures and document associated root cause/corrective action activity.

•         Interact with auditors from customers and industry organizations which evaluate Ducommun’s processes, and participate in internal pre-audit assessments.

•         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 (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

•         Working conditions are:  50% manufacturing environment, 50% laboratory environment.

•         Regularly required to work with chemical reagents, and concentrated acids and bases

•         Regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts.

•         Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and airborne particles.

•         Noise level is usually loud.

•         Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing areas.

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

•        Fully enclosed shoes of solid, leather construction with a steel or composite toe cap (ANSI Z41 compliant) must be worn in all manufacturing areas.

 Required Skills & Qualification


•    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals, and to use ratios and percentages.

•         Ability to present data using MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

•      Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

•         Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.

•         Must be willing and able to communicate professionally to individuals, in a group setting, across all organizational levels.

•         Team oriented with an understanding of Continuous Improvement initiatives.

•         Interprets and explains inspection criteria.

•         Ability to use a variety of precision measuring tools.

•         Ability to read, understand, edit and create Standard Operating Procedures.

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

•         The employee frequently is required to stand and reach with hands and arms.

•         The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

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

•         Must be able to communicate effectively.

•         Annual baseline hearing test is required.

•         Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Required Experience and Education


•         Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; or two to three years’  related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

•         In order to be able to perform the job successfully the Laboratory Technician Inspector shall be required to have training on some or all of the following items:

o   Problem Solving

o   Auditing

o   SPC Data Collection and Interpretation

o   Inspection Tool Usage

o   Inspection Tool Calibration

o   Blueprint/Mylar reading

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

171 Stacey Road
Coxsackie, New York, 12051
United States


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