Process Line Technician - 2nd or 3rd Shift in Coxsackie, NY at Ducommun

Date Posted: 2/29/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Process Line Tech

No Experience Needed! Training Provided! We are growing and looking for motivated individuals to learn our business and grow with us!

Duties may include attending to equipment that chemically cleans grease, scale, dirt, and other foreign matter from fabricated sheet metal details.  Performs non-destructive tests upon fabricated sheet metal details in accordance with customer, industry and military specifications.  Prepares and applies chemical and sprayed coatings to fabricated sheet metal details in accordance with customer specifications. Also, must be able to read various mechanical and electronic gauging systems to monitor calibrate and maintain all chemicals and processes within established guidelines.

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 Coxsackie, NY manufactures large, complex contoured structural components and assemblies for aerospace and other applications. Our integrated processes include stretch-forming, thermal-forming, chemical processing, precision fabrication, machining, finishing processes, and integration of components into subassemblies.

Why Ducommun? 

•         Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces

•         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

•          The ability to wand into and out of the Baan labor reporting system on a daily basis.

•          Verify the operation as specified in the traveler as it relates to the operation being performed (i.e. the proper material, thickness, process, etc.).

•          Set up cleaning line for processing of parts.

•          Rack or place parts in containers for immersion in chemical and rinsing solutions.

•          Process details to customer specifications.

•          Dry processed parts.

•          Inspect cleaned details to ensure conformance to customer specifications.

•          Log necessary data into logbooks.

•          Maintain chemical integrity of solutions in the cleaning line.

•          Apply chemical coatings by dipping or spraying IAW customer specifications.

•          Assists in draining, cleaning and refilling chemical baths.

•          Participates in internal and external audit, as needed.

•          Properly perform specific calibrations and tests.

•          Be knowledgeable of any necessary parts preparation before and after inspection.

•          Organize and document test results.

•          Follow all approved testing procedures.

•          Maintain all equipment, including gauges, application equipment and controls.

•          Observe all safety rules while performing tasks.

•          Understands and practices the principles of the Ducommun 6-S Program.

•          Be familiar with all Lean Manufacturing principles.

•          Cross train in other facets of the process line.

•          Maintain a minimum of Level I qualification.

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

•          Must be willing and able to work overtime as necessary.

•          Acceptable attendance is an essential function of the position.

•          Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position.

Physical Demands & Work Conditions

•         Working conditions are:  100% manufacturing environment.

•         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

•         The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and airborne particles.

•         The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

•         Hearing protection is required.

•         Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.

•         Fully enclosed shoes of solid, leather construction with a steel or composite toe cap (ANSI Z41 compliant) must be worn in all manufacturing areas.

Required Skills & Qualification

  •         Math Skills – decimals, percentages, fractions - geometry and trigonometry preferred.

•         Ability to read and interpret blueprints and mylars.

•         Ability to use precision measuring instruments including but not limited to calipers, indicators, and scales.

•         Read and understand internal procedures and policies and travelers.

•         Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions.

•         Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook.

•         Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions, software programs and internal ERP systems.

•         Communicates courteously and professionally at all organizational levels.



•      Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the   ability to adjust focus.



•        Must be able to communicate effectively.

•         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or         feel and reach with hands and arms.

 Required Experience and Education

•         High school diploma or equivalent required.

•         Math Skills – decimals, percentages, fractions - geometry and trigonometry preferred.

•         Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions, software programs and internal ERP systems.

This is a generic job posting for a Process Line Tech. 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


171 Stacey Road
Coxsackie, New York, 12051
United States

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