Intern Manufacturing Engineer in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/7/2018

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Intern Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description




Job Summary & Essential Functions:  The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. The individual is responsible for supporting assigned manufacturing processes and suppliers.  Supports the transition of new product from design engineering to manufacturing, including the development of the PFMEA; mistake proofing key process characteristics; verifies machine/equipment capability; and validates effectiveness of dies, tooling, and fixtures.  Develops process improvements, provides improvement suggestions to design engineers on jigs, fixtures, dies, and related tooling, troubleshoots machine/product related issues and implements lean manufacturing and/or six sigma principles. Conducts root cause analysis and drives long-term corrective actions.

  • Develop standardized work instructions, implement 5S, balance lines, create process flow and linkage, develop pull systems, lead Kaizen Events and remove non-value added activities from the manufacturing process.

  • Develops standard operating procedures for both fabrication and assembly processes.

  • Improves tooling/fixtures for fabrication and assembly to remove non-value added activity, to reduce set up times, to improve quality and to reduce scrap.

  • “Hands On” participation on the shop floor for problem solving and developing both corrective actions and developing proper methodologies to solve problems.

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

  • Other duties as assigned.

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 job. 

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

  • Must be able to communicate effectively.

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • Frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

  • Must be able to frequently move and/or lift from 1 – 50 pounds.

  • Working conditions are:  20% office environment, 80% manufacturing environment.

  • Noise level is moderate in office environment and moderate to loud on shop floor.

  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts.

  • Regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold and extreme heat.

  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing areas.

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

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

Skills & Qualifications


Required Skills & 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, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job.

  • Basic knowledge in problem solving on the factory floor including CNC Machining and other fabrication processes.
  • Basic knowledge in Lean and/or Six Sigma principles including Process Mapping, 5S, DMAIC, Cellular Manufacturing, FMEA, Pull Systems and Continuous Improvement Events such as Kaizen or Six Sigma Projects.
  • Overtime and weekend work as needed to support manufacturing.
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook.
  • Ability to lead multiple projects and implementing a continuous improvement process.

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.

  • Sixty-(60) hours of course work towards BS or BA in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology or technical  equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge in problem solving on the factory floor including CNC Machining and other fabrication processes.
  • Basic knowledge in Lean and/or Six Sigma principles including Process Mapping, 5S, DMAIC, Cellular Manufacturing, FMEA, Pull Systems and Continuous Improvement Events such as Kaizen or Six Sigma Projects.




3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States