Quality Engineer in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/19/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Quality Engineer

This quality engineer position will ensure product and process producibility is optimized through: Reduced Costs, Improved Quality, Effective Corrective action, Reduced Cycle Times, and Process Capability. 

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 Gardena is a leading global supplier of large stretch formed aircraft skins, hot forming of titanium, superplastic forming and complex fastened and welded assemblies.

Job Summary

Perform Engineering and Quality tasks requiring knowledge and experience of engineering principles, theories, and concepts as applied to manufacturing and tooling throughout the product cycle.

  • Develops solutions to a wide range of technical problems related to the product being manufactured at Ducommun.
  • Develops monitors and analyzes product/process trend data and or tooling/manufacturing & inspection techniques in order to optimize performance and minimize product and process variability and associated production costs.
  • Provides support for the MRR system including submitting non-conforming parts to the customer, and working with other departments to develop root cause and corrective action plans necessary to reduce: Scrap, Rework and Repair costs.
  • Evaluates initial/existing programs for conformance to customer contractual requirements.
  • Coordinates /  Monitors results necessary to validate improvements.
  • Coordinates with respective customers, vendors, and subcontractors on technical issues.
  • Develops product quality plans and inspection methodologies; makes modifications to existing procedures, production processes and inspection techniques.

Required Experience and Education

  • 2-3 years' experience with a bachelor's degree in Materials Science or Metallurgy
  • Experience in aircraft manufacturing – Metal forming & NC Machining
  • Experience in blueprint reading and geometric dimensioning & tolerancing

This is a generic job posting for a Quality Engineer.  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.

Salary Range: $80,000 to $110,000

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled