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Production Lead - 1st and 2nd Shift

Ducommun Incorporated Berryville Full-Time
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Job Description
Production Lead - 1st and 2nd Shift

Job Summary & Essential Functions:

Perform cable assembly tasks for highly complex and critical end use applications including defense and government assemblies. Perform high quality and detailed tasks ensuring high first pass yield and efficiency.

Essential Functions

% of Time

• Primary function is to provide direction, support and guidance to production employees.

• Assist with addressing problems, answering questions, seeking engineering and operations support, and communicating daily and weekly production goals and expectations.

• First line of contact for production to seek support and guidance for building cable harness assemblies and performing production process operations such as braiding or potting.

• Subject matter expert in cable assembly or cable processes including braiding and potting

• Read and interpret work instructions and process procedures.

• Read and understand blueprints and drawings

• Perform basic cable assembly process steps including such tasks as wire prep, wire stripping, routing, clean-up and close out.

• Perform cable assembly process steps involving crimping, shield termination, wire insert, ID prep and marking.

• Perform cable assembly process steps involving hand solder (basic / complex); complex close-out; complex routing / lay-up.

• Perform process operations including wire kitting (manual cut, machine cut, kit wires); complex wire kitting tasks (Printing IDs, machine cut - Laselec, Stencil machine); simple braiding (straight run cables) or potting applications (Cold, metal, silicon, non-molded, and sealants).

• Meets all requirements as needed for cable assembly or process operations including all required tasks, certification, process procedures and other knowledge, skills and abilities required for the Cable Assembler I, II, and III positions or Sr. Process Operator.

• Build quality into the product - increase first pass yield, minimize rework and minimize scrap.

• Work safely and responsibly; use appropriate PPE and seek assistance as needed.


• Support process improvements and participate in actively providing solutions.

• May provide OJT (On-the-Job Training) as required to support development of cable assemblers and process operators.

• Professional and credible resource for new hires for questions and support to assist in the new hire assimilation into the workforce


• Work overtime and support production schedules as required.

• Seek ways to improve skills and capabilities. Attend training sessions and obtain require certifications.


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

• Performs other duties as assigned including leading projects and participation in project committees


Additional Skills & Qualifications:
  • Must be a US Person for ITAR regulated facilities.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Prefer prior experience in manufacturing environment; prefer hand assembly experience.
  • Embrace and promote work behaviors that align with the company core values of honesty, professionalism, respect, trust and teamwork.
  • Ability to work and promote safety of oneself and other coworkers. Recognize and communicate unsafe practices to management for continuous improvement of the work environment.
  • Dependable and prompt for start of the shift and return from breaks or lunch periods.
  • Build in product integrity during assembly the first time to avoid and minimize rework, quality rejects, scrap and late shipments to customer.
  • Understand the importance of the programs and products manufacturing which service aerospace and defense markets for military, commercial, government and medical industries.
  • 1st Shift is 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 2nd shift is 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use of hands for tasks that require dexterity and tedious requirements, occasionally lift twenty (20) to fifty (50) pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus to review engineering documents, identify parts and clearly see operations and identify hazards in the production area.
  • Pass an eye exam for distance and color vision.
  • Working Conditions are: 100% manufacturing environment; 0% office environment, 0% outdoors.
  • Noise level is moderate in manufacturing environment.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing areas.
  • Fully enclosed shoes must be worn in all manufacturing areas.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in designated manufacturing areas.
  • Other PPE, Personal Protective Equipment required as designated.

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities Lift /Carry

Stand - Continuously 10 lbs or less - Continuously

Walk - Continuously 11-20 lbs - Occasionally

Sit - Continuously 21-50 lbs - Occasionally

Climb - N/A 51-100 lbs - N/A

Crawl - N/A Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally

Bend - Occasionally Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - Continuously 10 lbs or less - Continuously

Reach Outward - Occasionally 10-20 lbs - Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally 20-50 lbs - Occasionally

Drive - N/A 50-100 lbs - N/A

Over 100 lbs - N/A

N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements:

  • N/A

810 Champlin Avenue
Berryville, Arkansas, 72616
United States


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Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Evolving from a hardware supply store opened by Charles Ducommun in Los Angeles during the California Gold Rush, the company 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 manufacturing and engineering services, developing innovative electronic, engineered and structural solutions for complex applications in aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Our full-service collaborative approach, broad capabilities and value-added services like new product introduction, supply chain strategies and program management deliver value for our customers and innovative solutions for their complex electronic and structural needs.

Our company is organized to leverage our full spectrum of capabilities through common, companywide processes that create value for the customer and facilitate ease of doing business.

Structural Solutions – Large, complex contoured structural components and assemblies for aerospace and other applications. Our integrated processes include stretch-forming, thermal-forming, chemical milling, precision fabrication, machining, finishing processes, and integration of components into subassemblies.

Electronic Solutions – Full-service manufacturing services for high mix, low volume production of complex electronics used in high cost of failure applications. Key competencies include high-reliability interconnect systems, printed circuit board assemblies, and integrated electronic, electromechanical and mechanical assemblies and systems.

Engineered Solutions – Engineered products and high-tech proprietary systems for defense, aerospace and industrial applications. High-technology product lines include advanced microwave and millimeter wave (RF) assemblies, human machine interface (HMI) products and high-reliability motors and resolvers (MCD). We also provide engineering services in missile and aerospace system design, development, integration, and test.

The Ducommun Way:
Ducommun is guided on its journey to growth by the Ducommun Way, our internal operating methodology for executing successfully, solving problems effectively and finding better ways of serving our customers through a combined focus on operational excellence, organizational development and profitable growth. The Ducommun Way is defining our path for providing the innovative solutions and services our customers require while finding new and untapped ways of growing.

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