Staff Process Engineer

Ducommun   •  

Parsons, KS

5 - 7 years

Posted 246 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Lead in root cause and corrective action investigation efforts. Initiate and enable Failure Analysis, create and review failure reports, assist Engineering and customers.


• Work with Operations & Manufacturing Engineering to develop, modify, qualify and troubleshoot various materials, chemical, surfacing, and coating processes.


• Manage and proactively participate in developing, maintaining, training, and sharing technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices.


• Support sustainment operations through review of process changes, advising MRB on material and process related discrepancies, and interfacing with customers.


• Work directly with customers and vendors to understand and formulate their technical requirements and business needs into achievable results

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.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing multiple projects finishing and delivering on commitments

  • Ability to develop new specifications, process sheets and control plans for special processes and NDT. Professional in developing and documenting new standard manufacturing processes, as well as interpreting and executing methods outlined by ASTM, AWS, SAE/AMS, ASME, customer, military, and commercial aerospace specifications related to thermal processing and mechanical testing.

  • Customer oriented with a continuous improvement focus

  • Experience in aerospace industry working with Materials & Process group preferred.  MRB experience

  • Experience working with aluminum, titanium alloys, "super alloys" preferred

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to make decisions based on limited data

  • Demonstrated leadership in proactive problem solving and self-directed behavior

  • Can interface effectively with all levels of the organization, suppliers and customers

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project), Internet is required

  • Ability to develop test plan, run tests, collect data and perform statistical analysis.  Knowledge of Minitab software preferred.

  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • Understands NADCAP, ISO9001, and AS9100 regulatory requirements. Experience with First Articles Inspection (FAI) preferred.

  • Conscientious, organized and meticulous – records must be accurate and maintained

  • Strong self-motivation/direction, entrepreneurial mind-set, leadership, and teaming skills. Can manage and direct a group in short term in absence of a manager. Lead, train, and guide technicians and operators.

  • Ability to perform duties with little to no supervision to achieve successful results.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma/Process Excellence Tools and Methodologies (i.e. DMAIIC, DMADV, Lean, FMEA), including Design of Experiments, capability analysis and sampling statistics and techniques is preferred.

  • Selecting and testing of material chemical processes, both in the development and application of processing methods.

  • Familiar with 3D solid modeling tools  (e.g. CATIA) and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

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.

B.A./B.S. degree in Scientific or Engineering discipline, preferably in Chemical Engineering, from an ABET accredited program with minimum (5) years of experience related to materials & processing; preference given to M.S. or Ph.D. advanced degree with (3) years experience (aerospace manufacturing environment preferred).  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.