Shift Lead ( 1st Shift) in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Parsons, KS
  • Job Type:
    Management
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/16/2018

Job Description

Shift Lead ( 1st Shift)

Job Description


The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. The Shift Lead directs and coordinates activities associated with assigned shift.

  • Helps to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Supports and maintains essential duties of primary role.
  • Utilizes and supports Lean, Continuous Improvement, and Goal Deployment tools in day to day activities.
  • Schedules and assigns duties.
  • Establishes or adjusts work to meet productions schedules.
  • Orders tools and inspection media.
  • Suggests changes in use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Document improvements to standard work procedures to increase efficiency of department.
  • Analyzes and resolves production problems or assists team members in solving production problems.
  • Confers with other supervisors, managers, and leads to coordinate activities.
  • Confers with quality and engineering for support.
  • Requisitions and maintains supplies within departmental budget.
  • Demonstrates understanding of departmental processes.
  • Performs activities within the shift as required.
  • Issues written and oral instructions.
  • Provides input for performance review process.
  • Responsible for timely communication of any potential personnel issues.
  • Attends meetings as scheduled.
  • As a delegate, maintains time and attendance records for department within computer database.
  • Position will support Shift Supervisor during vacations, training, Kaizens, etc.
  • Champions corrective actions within the department for process improvements.
  • Ability to work overtime to support the customer as required
  • Maintains departmental matrix boards.
  • Regular reliable attendance
  • 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 focus.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Annual baseline hearing test is required.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Working conditions are:  90% manufacturing environment, 10% office environment.
  • Regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, airborne particles.
  • Noise level is usually loud in manufacturing environment and moderate in office environment.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated 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.
  • Knowledge of policy and procedures in the event of a hazardous waste release, fire or explosion. Knowledge of the chemical characteristics and location of hazardous waste in the facility.

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 use measuring instruments including but not limited to calipers, indicators, and scales
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Ability to operate a hoist
  • Knowledge of aerospace company specifications and practices
  • Ability to manage numerous projects and meet deadlines as required
  • Ability to work independently and a good memory for detail
  • Ability to lead a group of people in a constructive, productive and fair manner
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement 

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;  Some College preferred ; up to 5 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One year machining and/or water jet background preferred
  • Math Skills – decimals, percentages, fractions, ratios, proportions – geometry and trigonometry is a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and Mylar’s’
  • Computer experience:  Microsoft Office, Baan


3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States

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