Materials & Process Engineer in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/10/2021

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Materials & Process Engineer

Job Description

Ducommun is seeking a hands on aerospace material and process engineer to spearhead its composite development team. The responsibilities include overseeing technical activities of new and existing projects, supporting new business development, documenting processes and procedures, ensuring technical excellence.

Essential Functions:

This position requires an individual with strong technical knowledge related to the field of composite fabrication, foams, honeycomb structures and bonding. This individual needs to have a broad M&P experience including test methods, failure analysis, proper material handling, material and process selection and validation. Hands on experience to solve process related issues and find the root cause/corrective action is essential. 
Identify and validate material and process capability improvements
Author and execute material test plans
Review test data and undertake post-testing activities including design allowable calculations, equivalency determinations, and failure mode analysis
Write and review Material and Process specifications
Participate in the development of new products and recommend solutions
Provide technical support to the Material Review Board
Recommend rework and repair solutions
Ability to solve practical M&P problems
Participate in quote activities
Support the training programs to enhance the knowledge of technical staff Work as a team with the quality department to address technical issues Conduct analysis to solve problems and reduce product bond assembly costs
Familiar with mechanical and chemical testing of composite assemblies
Recommend alternate materials and be familiar with polymer chemistry
Perform failure analysis
Carry out experiments to enhance the company’s technological understanding of material performance


Skills & Qualifications

This individual must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Master degree in technical and business field is a plus.

Also requires minimally 5 years of experience in Material and Process engineering.

Must possess excellent communication (technical, Oral, Written).

Must possess excellent technical judgment and able to set logical action plan for design challenge and technical problem resolution.

Background in material science & chemistry is a plus.

Knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma is a plus.


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


268 E. Gardena Road
Gardena, California, 90248
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled