R&D Technician in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 8/30/2020

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R&D Technician

Job Description

Job Summary:

Lays out, fabricates, assembles, and tests aerospace parts, assemblies, and mechanisms to assist engineers in the development of products/parts for new programs or development opportunities. 

Essential Functions: 

Lays out, fabricates, assembles, and tests aerospace parts, assemblies, and mechanisms to be tested, according to blueprints, specifications, sketches, templates, or verbal instructions.

Fabricates and assembles test equipment, tooling, shop aids, or other devices for experimental test projects.

Interfaces with engineers, laboratories, and program team to coordinate job tasks and report progress.

Documents standard work and refines processes as they move from developmental to production ready.

Tracking and documenting project activities, taking notes and setting estimated completion dates of activities, consults and seeks clarification to get the job done correctly, accountable for tracking of all materials and data associated with project, and offers suggestions and improvements to the processes. 

Active participation in design team, and generating ideas for improvement.

Skills & Qualifications

Basic 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, skill, and/or ability required. 

Computer literate and able to effectively use Excel, Word, Outlook, and Project Management tools.

Mechanical aptitude and ability to function in a hands on role.

Knowledge of lean product development and/or Six-sigma methodologies.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

The ability to communicate effectively with peers and management in both verbal and written forms.

Knowledge of composite material processing.

Attention to detail in every aspect.

Experience/Training/Education/Certification:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must posses the outlined experience level, education, training and certifications in order to be considered.

Minimum of two years of experience

College courses in Chemistry or Material Science, Associate Degree preferred.

Mathematic competency and the ability to calculate material requirements and ratios as part of everyday assignments

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


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