Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description
The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position.

Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods, workflow, throughput, space utilization and product quality based on knowledge of product design, materials, parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, capabilities, assembly and quality assurance standards.

Essential Functions:

The following description has been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Each job function will be conducted within the quality standards described in the Quality Policy and Safety Rules. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Acceptable attendance is an essential function of the position.

Develop and improve manufacturing processes as required to meet production demand.

Work with the NPD team to deliver new products on time. Includes: capacity and capability assessment, process selection and development, SOP development, cell design & implementation, control plan development and capital project justification & implementation.

Support continuous improvement activities to improve manufacturing operations.

Lead Kaizen events as needed.

Interface with colleagues, customers, vendors and others to understand requirements, assess feasibility of new/existing products, and improve production techniques.

Analyze technology trends, plans and executes capital projects.

Clearly communicate data and feedback to other departments so decisions can be timely and optimized.

Apply Lean Manufacturing techniques to develop flow through manufacturing processes.

Champion the use of lean manufacturing principles, based on systems thinking and the application of statistical methods, throughout the assigned manufacturing cells.

Develop Standard Operating Procedures.

Determine root cause and corrective action of non-conforming product and disposition MRR in Baan.

Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position.


Direct supervisory responsibilities are not included in the job scope of the Manufacturing Engineer. That said, a successful ME has leadership skills, the ability to self direct, and works effectively both independently and interdependently. The ability to influence others is essential.

Basic 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, skill, and/or ability required.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical data, blueprints, specifications, etc. Ability to respond appropriately to inquiries from colleagues, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write reports for distribution internally/external and/or publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, professional groups, peers, and subordinates.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical and statistical concepts.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Ducommun operates Microsoft Office software, Baan ERP, and Catia design package. Projects are planned using MS Project software.

Must be willing and able to work overtime as necessary.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training and certifications in order to be considered.

Bachelor of Science in an Engineering Discipline is required with 3-5 years of relevant experience. A track record of successful Project Management is essential.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to walk, and must occasionally bend, stoop, or lift/move up to 30 pounds.

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. Safety glasses, safety shoes and other designated personal protective equipment as required for the position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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.


Ducommun AeroStructures

Job Code

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New York

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