Ducommun Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Parsons, Kansas
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
The position oversees all manufacturing engineering aspects of the company, which are critical to the day-to-day functioning of the company.
Who are we?
Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed.
Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications.
Our Facility in Parsons, Ks manufactures precision parts for passenger and military aircraft. Travelers around the world count on our employees for their commitment to quality.
Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
Clean and climate controlled working environment
Opportunity for career growth
Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursement
Leads, supervises and directs the manufacturing engineering team which includes tool design
Provide leadership and direction in manufacturing in product flow, tooling and standard work procedures
Provide input for manufacturability, direct and non-recurrent cost
Provide leadership during technical information exchange with customers
Provide implementation of manufacturing that is process dependent
Develop and mature the manufacturing engineering culture and infrastructure for the company
Demonstrated knowledge of the manufacturing engineering requirements with military and government programs
Reviews and makes recommendations on policies and procedures to maximize department operating performance
Team leader for cause and corrective action team, a cross-functional team that includes members from Quality and Manufacturing Engineering functions.
Supports manufacturing and other departments as an internal customer.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications
Computer proficient in the following: MS Office including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Word, AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, and Inventor (or Solid works)
Six Sigma, Lean Product development, Kaizen Activity are highly desirable
Ability to lead a group of people in a constructive, productive and fair manner
Ability to multi task
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and mylars
Strong analytical and communication skills
Ability to drive relentless root cause analyses to gain from our mistakes
Pleasant personality, must interact with all levels of personnel, customers and vendors
Read and understand internal procedures and policies
Overtime and weekend work as needed to support manufacturing
Overnight travel as needed to support customer and manufacturing
Ability to keep confidential information
Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
Required Experience and Education
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in engineering discipline or a technical field
Experience and/or knowledge of Unigraphics CAD/CAM preferred
Ten years experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment
Management experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment
Knowledge of aerospace company specifications and practices
Experience in Design to Specification processes and Build to Print processes
Experienced with line flow, standard work, tooling and LEAN manufacturing applications
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) experience
MRP/ERP systems experience
Demonstrated ability to effectively build, manage and lead a manufacturing engineering department
Must have good finger dexterity – computer data entry.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus
Must be able to communicate effectively
Must be able to handle stress associated with management position
Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
Must be able to occasionally move and/or lift from 1 – 50 pound
Working conditions are: 50% office environment, 50% manufacturing environment
Noise level is moderate in office environment
Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold and extreme heat
Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing 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.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled
3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357