Production Lead - Aerospace Manufacturing - Weekend Shift in Berryville, AR at Ducommun

Date Posted: 10/7/2021

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Job Description

Production Lead - Aerospace Manufacturing - Weekend Shift

Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for the Aerospace & Defense industry. Our Berryville, Arkansas, Performance Center is seeking an intelligent, creative and dedicated Lead to oversee our high performing team. The Lead will work Fri/Sat/Sun, 12 hours per day, with an occasional mandatory overtime day, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and includes competitive pay and a $2 shift differential!

Job Summary & Essential Functions:

Perform cable assembly tasks for highly complex and critical end use applications including defense and government assemblies. Perform high quality and detailed tasks ensuring high first pass yield and efficiency.

Essential Functions

% of Time

• Primary function is to provide direction, support and guidance to production employees.

• Assist with addressing problems, answering questions, seeking engineering and operations support, and communicating daily and weekly production goals and expectations.

• First line of contact for production to seek support and guidance for building cable harness assemblies and performing production process operations such as braiding or potting.

• Subject matter expert in cable assembly or cable processes including braiding and potting

• Read and interpret work instructions and process procedures.

• Read and understand blueprints and drawings

• Perform basic cable assembly process steps including such tasks as wire prep, wire stripping, routing, clean-up and close out.

• Perform cable assembly process steps involving crimping, shield termination, wire insert, ID prep and marking.

• Perform cable assembly process steps involving hand solder (basic / complex); complex close-out; complex routing / lay-up.

• Perform process operations including wire kitting (manual cut, machine cut, kit wires); complex wire kitting tasks (Printing IDs, machine cut – Laselec, Stencil machine); simple braiding (straight run cables) or potting applications (Cold, metal, silicon, non-molded, and sealants).

• Meets all requirements as needed for cable assembly or process operations including all required tasks, certification, process procedures and other knowledge, skills and abilities required for the Cable Assembler I, II, and III positions or Sr. Process Operator.

• Build quality into the product – increase first pass yield, minimize rework and minimize scrap.

• Work safely and responsibly; use appropriate PPE and seek assistance as needed.


• Support process improvements and participate in actively providing solutions.

• May provide OJT (On-the-Job Training) as required to support development of cable assemblers and process operators.

• Professional and credible resource for new hires for questions and support to assist in the new hire assimilation into the workforce


• Work overtime and support production schedules as required.

• Seek ways to improve skills and capabilities. Attend training sessions and obtain require certifications.


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

• Performs other duties as assigned including leading projects and participation in project committees


Additional Skills & Qualifications: 

•         Must be a US Person for ITAR regulated facilities.

•         Must be 18 years of age.

•         Must have a High School diploma or GED.

•         Prefer prior experience in manufacturing environment; prefer hand assembly experience.

•        Embrace and promote work behaviors that align with the company core values of honesty, professionalism, respect, trust and teamwork.

•   Ability to work and promote safety of oneself and other coworkers. Recognize and communicate unsafe practices to management for continuous improvement of the work environment.

•       Dependable and prompt for start of the shift and return from breaks or lunch periods.

•     Build in product integrity during assembly the first time to avoid and minimize rework, quality rejects, scrap and late shipments to customer.

•     Understand the importance of the programs and products manufacturing which service aerospace and defense markets for military, commercial, government and medical industries.


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. 

•      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use of hands for tasks that require dexterity and tedious requirements, occasionally lift twenty (20) to fifty (50) pounds

•   Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus to review engineering documents, identify parts and clearly see operations and identify hazards in the production area.

•       Pass an eye exam for distance and color vision.

•       Working Conditions are: 100% manufacturing environment; 0% office environment, 0% outdoors.

•       Noise level is moderate in manufacturing environment.

•       Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing areas.

•       Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in designated manufacturing areas and fully enclosed shoes must be worn in all manufacturing areas.

•       Other PPE, Personal Protective Equipment required as designated

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities                                       Lift /Carry    

Stand - Continuously                                  10 lbs or less - Continuously

Walk - Continuously                                    11-20 lbs - Occasionally

Sit - Continuously                                        21-50 lbs - Occasionally    

Climb – N/A                                                  51-100 lbs - N/A

Crawl – N/A                                                  Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                  

Bend - Occasionally                                    Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - Continuously             10 lbs or less - Continuously

Reach Outward - Occasionally                 10-20 lbs - Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally      20-50 lbs - Occasionally

Drive - N/A                                                  50-100 lbs - N/A

                                                                   Over 100 lbs - N/A


N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

810 Champlin Avenue
Berryville, Arkansas, 72616
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled