Mold A in Joplin, MO at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/7/2020

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Mold A

Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions: 

The Mold A Operator will apply basic potting / cold mold applications and will utilize molding processes to mold specific compound / materials into mold fixtures which provides an environmental seal to strengthen and bond components together.

Essential Functions

% of Time

¨ Read and follow production documentation pertaining to specific assemblies

¨ Clean up and patch molded parts

¨ Prep and prime cable jackets and connectors

¨ Mix and apply various prepot/molding compounds for basic molding assemblies

¨ Set-up and tear down various fixtures/molds including clean up

¨ Install hardware

¨ Data collection and record keeping as necessary


¨ Various other tasks (may include the following): Miscellaneous assembly operations

¨ Train other coworkers as needed.


¨ Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

¨ Work safely and be aware of surroundings.


Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & 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, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job. 

  • Ability to perform basic math functions including the use of decimals and fractions.
  • Ability to use simple charts, tables, specifications and adjustable measuring instruments;
  • Checking or preparation of forms and records.
  • Ability to regularly work from detailed instructions and to make minor decisions requiring some judgement on the part of the employee.
  • Requires frequent concentration and alertness.
  • Occasionally requires the ability to understand and plan sequences of operations where standard methods of procedure are available. 
  • Occasionally requires the ability to make general decisions by the employee within the limitations of standard method.  The use of judgement by the employee is required.
  • Ability to work with large cables and large gauge wire.
  • Light to moderate physical exertion involved in continuously working with lightweight (up to 5 pounds) materials or frequently (at least 4 hours/day) working with average weight (5-35 pounds) materials.  May require the use of lift assists for bulk or heavier material.
  • High attention to detail to ensure safety when using presses and tools.
  • Vision Requirements – corrected vision acceptable (20/40). Must be able to distinguish colors.
  • Required to use materials as listed (may vary by department): primers, alcohol, MEK, rubber/latex/cloth gloves, guaze pads, fiberglass, various wire, tapes (Teflon, fiberglass, ceramic, etc.), paper, solder, flux, potting or molding compounds (epoxy, MOCA – based material, plastic material, Stycast and silicones), toluene, machine oil, sealant, primers, various electrical components, braids (copper, PTFE, stainless, etc.), fiberglass, various metals (copper, stainless, etc.), protective packaging material, epoxies, spiral wrap, ceramic, mold releases (like Flooroglide).
  • Required to use hand tools as listed (may vary by department): acid brushes, syringes, primer brushes, screw drivers, allen wrenches, scissors, exacto knives, molds/fixtures, c-clamp, vise, buffers, hammers, tape measure, files
  • Required to use equipment as listed (may vary by department): Refrigerator/cooler, freezer, oven, mold presses, pneumatic application tools, dremel tool, exhaust hood, portable racks, weight scales, paint shaker, bench grinder, milling machine

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered.  List in bullet fashion what they must possess. 

  • Machine and/or press operator experience preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Ability to pass background and drug screen.
  • IPC-620 – Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

  • Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities                                             Lift /Carry        

Stand - Continuously                                         10 lbs or less - Frequently

Walk - Continuously                                           11-20 lbs - Frequently   

Sit - Continuously                                              21-50 lbs - Occasionally

Climb – Occassionally                                       51-100 lbs - N/A

Crawl - Occassionally                                        Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                           

Bend - Occassionally                                         Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - Occassionally                      10 lbs or less - Frequently

Reach Outward - Occassionally                          10-20 lbs - Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally                20-50 lbs - Occassionally

Drive – N/A                                                       50-100 lbs - N/A

                                                                        Over 100 lbs - N/A

N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements:

  • N/A

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Include things such as safety glasses, safety shoes and other designated personal protective equipment as required for the position.    

  • Moderate manufacturing environment (work environment may require working in hot temperatures)
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Required PPE determined by work area. May include: safety glasses; steel toe shoes; hearing protection.

1505 Maiden Lane
Joplin, Missouri, 64801
United States


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