Manufacturing Engineer in Saint Croix Falls, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/13/2023

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Job Description

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 St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin is the global leader in Defense for the manufacture of Ammunition Handling Systems for Land, Air and Sea Platforms.  Our commitment to quality and dedication to supporting our troops and allies, guides our innovation and commitment to meeting the unique challenges of the 21st century Warfighter.  At this time, Nobles is expanding our team and seeking high quality, dedicated individuals willing to be cross-trained in our clean and climate controlled facility.

Ducommun is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer.  This position plans and designs manufacturing processes for our production facility. Maximizes efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization. Determines the parts, equipment, and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specifications.

•         Interprets blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine sequence of operations, and setup requirements to produce the product. 

•         Documents manufacturing processes to capture all relevant information for the production of the product to the prescribed requirements. 

•         Designs holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, punch presses, welders, grinders, and shapers to safely secure material being processed in order to hold tolerances consistently.

•         Prescribes by written document or computerized machine control programs all control variables for the effective production of products through manufacturing processes. 

•         Assists process operators as needed to ensure production operations are done in a safe, effective, and controlled manner. 

•         Assists process operators and inspectors in verification and validation of conformance of process outputs to specifications. 

•         Updates as needed process documentation to reflect actual processes, process work times, and required resources for future planning of recurring product production. 

•         Confers with management, supervisors, production personnel, or others to resolve production problems. 

•         Assists supervisors in the documentation of production process equipment maintenance plans. 

•         Assists management in the identification and justification of capital equipment for process improvements. 

•         Assists supervisors in the installation of replacement parts in process mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and test operation of unit to ensure safety, functionality, and performance. 

•         Maximizes the ability to machine all required parts in-house efficiently and cost effectively. Assists with make/buy decisions on new parts.

•         Other duties as required

Basic Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Requires a bachelor's degree of engineering. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work.

Requires a minimum of 0 to 2 years of related experience.

The job level of this position may vary depending upon the skill level and competency of the individual. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Safety glasses, safety shoes and other designated personal protective equipment as required for this position.

•         Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing areas

•         Fully enclosed shoes, leather construction, must be worn in all manufacturing areas

•         Safety glass required in all manufacturing areas

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Read and understand blueprints

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled