Quality Engineer in Huntsville, AR at Ducommun

Date Posted: 1/11/2023

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Quality Engineer

Job Description


Quality Engineer - Aerospace

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 Huntsville, AR manufactures complex box build assemblies for Aerospace and Defense Industries.

Why Ducommun?

  • Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
  • Clean and climate controlled working environment
  • 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 & Essential Functions:

 Support quality for current and future manufacturing requirements and determine the most effective methods to improve productivity through the management of people and technology.     

Essential Functions:

  • Review and analysis of the customer PO to assure compliance.
  • Requires collaboration and coordination with other functional groups as well as weekly progress updates to communicate status of open action items. 
  • Assist cross functional teams in problem investigations. 
  • Recommend more efficient and quality-oriented processes in support of continual improvement 
  • Provide support to manufacturing including root cause analysis and corrective and preventive actions to resolve problems in product manufactured. 
  • QA representative at meetings as required.
  • Facilitate customer corrective actions request(CAR) responses.
  • Data mining for trend analysis of defects and Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
  • Assist with Annual Internal Audits and Product Process Audits to ensure compliance.
  • Assist in defining and monitoring the quality management system and in developing an organizational culture that stresses quality processes.
  • Perform other assignments as required.
  • Assist in monitoring personnel and processes to ensure compliance with company guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Update area supervision regarding concerns.
  • Assist and support other special projects and tasks as necessary.


Skills & Qualifications


Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic manufacturing and assembly processes together with work measurement and work standards.
  • Proficient in technical writing, good documentation skills; attention to detail is critical; ability to read and interpret engineering drawings required.
  • Demonstrated analytical expertise including ability to plan, resolve problems effectively, and establish priorities.
  • Understanding of DOE, 6-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing desired.
  • Intermediate level of computer skills in email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Microsoft Project and MRP/ERP.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with customers and project company image to attract business.
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills together with demonstrated experience troubleshooting and problem-solving.
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and adapt within a rapidly changing environment.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • 2 years experience in maintaining production and inventory control standards in a manufacturing setting.
  • Prior experience with ISO or AS environments a plus.




Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


403 LaBarge Avenue
Huntsville, Arkansas, 72740
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled