Quality Engineer in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 1/12/2022

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Job Description

Quality Engineer

Job Description

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.
• Review contract documentation for quality-related requirements; assure proper flow down and
satisfaction of these requirements through review of design and manufacturing/test documentation
and development of inspection plans.
• Ensure any customer requirements reflecting digital product definition using CAD/CAM/CAI Data,
are met when authorized by the customer for its use.
• Ensure that all FAI requirements (including delta) are current, or are identified as necessary to
• Participates in quality assurance proposals and cost estimates.
• Support the organization leadership on Lean implementation using Lean Systems as the principal
• Evaluate new processes and improve current process capability, efficiency, and overall productivity
in all areas of manufacturing.
• Participate in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and develop documents and test data, as
• Provide primary customers, source inspectors and suppliers interface, and must work cooperatively
with them and his/her program team to ensure that all contractual quality requirements are
• Providing training and feedback to Quality personnel to ensure uniform process and inspection
• Evaluate the robustness and risk of process and recommend improvement actions where
• Lead cross-functional teams in problem solving for non-conformance product, quality escapements,
and process capabilities (but not limited to) and establish definitive root cause and effective
corrective action(s).
• Execute product containment actions to protect the customer from non-conforming material
arriving at their facilities.
• Lead in root cause and corrective action investigation efforts, resulting from MRB Activity.
• Participates in the maintenance of the Quality Systems Registration, and highlighting areas for
continuous improvement.
• Participates in internal audit programs.
• Analyze, review and prepare necessary reports/data summaries, as required.
• Develop and update quality documents such as the Control Plan, PFMEA, and Inspection
Instructions, as required.
• Responsible for complying with quality system (ISO 9001, AS 9100, Nadcap) and Aerospace OEM
system requirements.
• Ability to submit tags to customers; closes out rejection reports.
• Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work
• Works independently with minimal supervision. Incumbents are typically assigned highly
technical and/or major start-up programs that require the coordination of top resources in
each of the functional areas.
• Inspects product when/if there is a need and requested by Quality Manager.
• Proficient at mentoring other quality engineers with evaluating and resolving process issues.
• Other duties as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager

Skills & Qualifications

Five S, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, SPC and ISO 9001 / AS 9100 and Aerospace OEM
Specifications and Drawings.
• Strong analytical and communication skills for internal/external customers and suppliers.
• Ability to work independently and a good memory for detail
• Conscientious, organized and meticulous – records must be accurate and maintained
• Read and understand internal procedures and policies
• Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions
• Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook

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.
• Bachelor of Science or four-year technical degree required. Preferably in Materials Science or
• Two - three years technical experience is required (preferably within the aircraft manufacturing
industry – metal forming & NC machining).
• Experience in blueprint reading and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
• Must possess strong mechanical aptitude, ability to utilize measuring equipment, and hands-on
capabilities to work on multiple projects at the same time without supervision.
• Good math skills, familiarity with personal computer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, Internet,
and Baan (MPR system) required.

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
• Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Annual eye exam is required.
• Must be able to effectively communicate.
• Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or
feel objects, tools, or controls.
• Working conditions are: 50% office environment, 50% manufacturing environment.
• Noise level is usually moderate.
• Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places and in outside weather
• Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold and
extreme heat.
• Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
• Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
• Safety Footwear shall be in accordance with the following: ASTM standard F2413-05 with minimum
impact resistance, compression resistance and metatarsal designation ratings of 75 foot pounds (i.e.
ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Mt/75), which are viewable on the inside tag of footwear.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled