Process Engineer I in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/28/2019

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Process Engineer I

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 all manufacturing processes in the plant and key suppliers.

  • Develop standardized work instructions, implement SS, 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
  • Inspection of detail parts (fuselage skins, machined components, stringers, frames, etc), assemblies, processes and tooling

  • Coordination of activities and technical guidance to inspection staff, including work schedule, priorities and training

  • Provides guidance to supervisors, leads and operators regarding process improvements

  • 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

  • All other duties as assigned





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. 



•         Knowledge of aerospace company specifications and best-practices



•         Aptitude for problem solving



•         Strong analytical and communication skills



•         Ability to read and interpret blueprints and mylars



•         Ability to drive root cause analysis



Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)



•         Background in Lean and/or Six Sigma principles including Process Mapping, SS, DMAIC, Cellular Manufacturing, FMEA, Pull Systems and Continuous Improvement Events such as Kaizen or Six Sigma Projects is preferred



•         Overtime and weekend work as needed to support manufacturing

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. 



•         One(1) to five (5) years experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment



•         BS or BA in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology or technical equivalent


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