Machine Operator in Saint Croix Falls, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 7/6/2024

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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. 


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

•       Studies blueprints, sketches, drawing, manuals, specification, or sample part to measure dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, follows instructions of setup sheet, and sets machine to the requirements.

•       Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mill, lathe, grinders, and shapers in accordance with setup requirements.

•       Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

•       Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.

•       Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

•       Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.

•       Records quality data on process output and controls process to maintain process control within requirements.

•       Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.

•       Runs more than one machine when possible.

•       Disposes of chips and maintains coolant cleanliness for longer coolant life.

•       Performs regular maintenance and cleaning of machines and work areas as detailed on area 5S worksheet and records completion of tasks as appropriate.

•       Offers feedback and suggestions for process improvements to engineers and programmers.

•       Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.


•       Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.

•       Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.

•       Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in-group problem solving situations.

•       Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization’s goals and values.

•       Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.

•       Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

•       Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

•       Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

•       Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.

•       Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Required Experience and Education

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to read and understand blue prints and use measurement devices 

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

1105 E Pine St
St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 54024
United States


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Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled