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Mold C - 2nd Shift

Ducommun Incorporated Joplin Full-Time
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Job Description
Mold C - 2nd Shift

Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions:

The Mold C Operator will be assigned to Hot Mold or highly complex potting / cold mold processes for very specialized programs. The Mold C Operator will utilize hot mold press operations to hot mold or highly complex molding processes to mold specific compound / materials into mold fixture which provides medium/high strength environmental seal to strengthen and bond components together.

Essential Functions

% of Time

¨ Read and follow production documentation pertaining to specific assemblies

¨ Prep and prime cable jackets and connectors

¨ Set up and tear down various fixtures/molds including clean up

¨ Install hardware as needed

¨ Clean up and patch molded parts

¨ Adjust mold press settings as required

¨ Mix and apply various pre-pot / molding compounds for complex molding processes for specialized programs such as MDA or NAV-SEA

¨ Load and unload mold press

¨ Data collection and record keeping as necessary


¨ Various other tasks (may include the following): Miscellaneous assembly operations

¨ Train other coworkers as needed.


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

¨ Work safely and be aware of surroundings.


Skills & Qualifications

Required 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.
  • Ability to perform basic math functions including the use of decimals and fractions.
  • Ability to use simple charts, tables, specifications and adjustable measuring instruments;
  • Capable of working on complex program such as MDA (Missile Defence Agency) or NAV-SEA programs.
  • Checking or preparation of forms and records.
  • Ability to regularly work from detailed instructions and to make minor decisions requiring some judgement on the part of the employee.
  • Requires frequent concentration and alertness.
  • Occasionally requires the ability to understand and plan sequences of operations where standard methods of procedure are available.
  • Occasionally requires the ability to make general decisions by the employee within the limitations of standard method. The use of judgement by the employee is required.
  • Ability to work with large cables and large gauge wire.
  • Light to moderate physical exertion involved in continuously working with lightweight (up to 5 pounds) materials or frequently (at least 4 hours/day) working with average weight (5-35 pounds) materials. May require the use of lift assists for bulk or heavier material.
  • High attention to detail to ensure safety when using presses and tools.
  • Vision Requirements - corrected vision acceptable (20/40). Must be able to distinguish colors.
  • Required to use materials as listed (may vary by department): primers, alcohol, MEK, rubber/latex/cloth gloves, guaze pads, fiberglass, various wire, tapes (Teflon, fiberglass, ceramic, etc.), paper, solder, flux, potting or molding compounds (synthetic rubber materials), toluene, machine oil, sealant, primers, various electrical components, fiberglass, braids (copper, PTFE, stainless, etc.), various metals (copper, stainless, etc.), protective packaging material, epoxies, spiral wrap.
  • Required to use hand tools as listed (may vary by department): acid brushes, primer brushes, screw drivers, allen wrenches, scissors, exacto knives, molds/fixtures, c-clamp, vise, buffers, hammers, tape measure, files
  • Required to use equipment as listed (may vary by department): Refrigerator/cooler, freezer, oven, mold presses, weight scales, pneumatic application tools, dremel tool, exhaust hood, portable racks, paint shaker, bench grinder, milling machine
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. List in bullet fashion what they must possess.
  • Machine and/or press operator experience preferred. High School Diploma or GED required
  • Ability to pass background and drug screen.
  • Pro-20 Certification required for specific programs
  • NAV-SEA Certification required for specific programs
  • IPC-620 - Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

  • 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 - Frequently

Sit - Occassionally 21-50 lbs - Occasionally

Climb - Occassionally 51-100 lbs - N/A

Crawl - Occassionally Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally

Bend - Occassionally Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - Occassionally 10 lbs or less - Frequently

Reach Outward - Frequently 10-20 lbs - Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally 20-50 lbs - Occassionally

Drive - N/A50-100 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

    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. Include things such as safety glasses, safety shoes and other designated personal protective equipment as required for the position.
  • Moderate manufacturing environment (work environment may require working in hot temperatures)
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Required PPE determined by work area. May include: safety glasses; steel toe shoes; hearing protection.
1505 Maiden Lane
Joplin, Missouri, 64801
United States


Skills required

Assembly Lines
Material Handling
Production Line
Shrink Wrap
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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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