Machine Operator in Carson, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/28/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Machine Operator- Production

The ideal candidate will be able to operate and/or run multiple set-ups of highly repetitive types of short cycle machine operations associated with quantity production of identical units.

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 Carson, CA is our Engineered Products Group location, which houses our Human Machine Interface, Motion Control Device, Radiofrequency Departments.  

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

This role is responsible for supporting the logistics and warehousing functions including material handling, staging, shipping and receiving. This will require supporting the flow of incoming materials and outgoing products to meet customer delivery requirements and support operational needs.


•          Read and understand blueprint drawings/specifications
•          Sets and operates a variety of conventional machines such as lathes, mills, precision grinders, table saw, band                           saw, routers, drill press, injection molding equipment, punch press, sand or soda blast equipment.
•          Determine optimal speeds and feeds of conventional machines.
•          Measure completed parts to ensure conformance to specifications.
•          Fabricate jigs or work holding fixtures as required to perform and complete tasks.
•          Maintain tools in proper operational condition
•          Determine methods or sequence of operations needed to fabricate parts.
•          Provide technical machining support to other personnel as needed.
•         Use a wide variety of precision measuring instruments to verify parts produced meet dimensions.
•         De-flashing and de-burring of parts produced
•          Able to troubleshoot and find solutions to technical problems
•          Dispose of or separate scrap material in accordance to company and/or industry standards due to traceability.
•          Safely work with and handle chemicals in accordance with MSDS Data Sheets.


•          Complete all assigned paperwork as required
•          Work with engineering or supervisor to exchange technical information.
•          Support new projects using machining knowledge.

•          Complete all assigned paperwork as required
•          Work with engineering or supervisor to exchange technical information.
•         Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills & Qualifications:
Knowledge of machines and tools
Ability to see details at close range
Knowledge of production processes, costs, and quality control Ability to quickly adjust controls of the machine
Must have good verbal skills in English Knowledge of basic arithmetic/ math skills Ability to read and understand dials and gauges
Basic typing and computer skills

Required Experience and Education

Vocational, High school diploma or general degree (GED) education, or 1-3 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
This is a generic job posting for a Machine Operator.  Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

23301 S. Wilmington Ave
Carson, California, 90745
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled