Manufacturing Engineer I in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/4/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Manufacturing Engineer 

The individual is responsible for supporting assigned manufacturing processes and suppliers.  Support the transition of new product from design engineering to manufacturing including; mistake-proofing key process characteristics, verify machine/equipment capability and validates effectiveness of dies, tooling, and fixtures.  Develop process improvements, provides improvement suggestions to design engineers on jigs, fixtures, dies, and related tooling, troubleshoot machine/product related issues and implement lean manufacturing and/or six sigma principles. Conduct root cause analysis and drive long-term corrective actions.

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. 

Job Summary

  •  Develop standardized work instructions, implement 5S, balance lines, create process flow and linkage, participate in Kaizen Events and remove non-value added activities from the manufacturing process.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for both fabrication and assembly processes.
  • Improve tooling/fixtures for fabrication and assembly to remove non-value added activity, to reduce set up times, to improve quality and to reduce scrap.
  • “Hands On” participation on the shop floor for problem solving and developing both corrective actions and proper methodologies to solve problems.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Moderate knowledge in problem solving on the factory floor including CNC Machining and other fabrication processes
  •  One to three years experience in aerospace manufacturing environment preferred
  • Knowledge of aerospace company specifications and practices
  • Overtime and weekend work as needed to support manufacturing
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
  • Experience working multiple projects and implementing a continuous improvement process
  • Must be able to effectively communicate.

Required Experience and Education

  •  BS degree in Engineering; and/or related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  Up to 3 years related experience in job function.
  • Moderate knowledge in problem solving on the factory floor including CNC Machining and other fabrication processes.
  • One to three years experience in aerospace manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and mylars.

 Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required:

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Must be able to frequently move and/or lift from 1 – 50 pounds.
  • Minimal travel required.
  • Working conditions are:  50% office environment, 50% manufacturing environment.
  • Noise level is moderate in office environment and moderate to loud on shop floor.
  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Regularly 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.

This is a generic job posting for a Manufacturing Engineer.  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


3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled