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Ducommun Welder in Parsons, Kansas


Job Description


The welder lays out, fits and welds parts as specified by layout, welding diagram, blueprint, or work order.

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.

Why Ducommun?

  • 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

Job Summary

  • Reads and follows work order instructions.

  • Reads and understands welding blueprints.

  • Interprets welding symbols and familiarizes self with welding specifications.

  • Selects equipment and plans layout, assembly, and welding.

  • Bolts, clamps, and tack welds parts to secure in position for welding.

  • Positions parts in jigs or fixtures on table or floor, or clamps parts together along lay out marks.

  • Properly adjusts welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and/or pulse as specified by work order or joint welding procedure.

  • Performs related tasks such as thermal cutting and grinding.

  • Repairs broken or cracked parts/tools per rework instructions.

  • Examines work periodically to verify that deposited welds and pertinent dimensions are within specified limits.

  • Cleans and degreases weld joint when necessary prior to depositing weld.

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

  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed.

    Skills & Qualifications

    Require Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to operate a forklift.

  • Ability to operate overhead crane and/or hoist.

  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies.

  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions.

  • Basic computer knowledge and skills – able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance.

    Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications

  • High School Diploma; up to 3 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • One-year certificate from college or technical school preferred

  • Welding certification testing completed or skills or capabilities to become certified within a reasonable period of time.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints. Basic computer knowledge and skills

    Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required

  • 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.

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

  • Occasionally required to climb or balance.

  • Annual eye exam is required.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively.

  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Working conditions are: 100% manufacturing environment.

  • Occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme cold and extreme heat.

  • Noise level is usually moderate to loud.

  • Welding hood must be worn/down at all times while welding.

  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.

  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated 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.

    This is a generic job posting for a Welder. Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale.

3333 Main Street

Parsons, Kansas, 67357

United States