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Penetrant Inspector (2nd Shift) in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Penetrant Inspector (2nd Shift)

Job Description

The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. Evaluates parts for minor surface cracks and indications of surface imperfections or defects.

  • Sprays, brushes, or dips part in liquid penetrant.

  • Allows penetrant to dwell on parts for specified period of time.

  • Performs penetrant final rinse with water spray.

  • Loads parts on conveyor that carries them through the pre-developer dryer for specified time period.

  • Places parts in development tank for allotted time.

  • Evaluates parts under UV light to detect minor surface cracks and/or indications of surface imperfections or defects.

  • Performs post penetrant cleaning of parts before forwarding on to next process/department.

  • Accurately records required information in customer required log books.

  • 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. 

  • Responsible for the proper storage of hazardous wastes within the Penetrant department and collection from other departments, including transportation to the hazardous waste storage shed. 

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

  • Annual eye exam is required.

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

  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.

  • Must communicate effectively.

  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Working conditions are:  100% manufacturing environment.

  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

  • Noise level is usually moderate.

  • 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.

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

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.

  • Ability to read and interpret customer specifications is a plus
  • Ability to use measuring instruments including but not limited to calipers, micrometers, and light meter.
  • Awareness of calibration certification of equipment a plus
  • Basic Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance 

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.

  • High School Diploma; up to 3 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Penetrant Inspector Level I Certification  required .
  • Basic Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance


3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States

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