CNC Machinist

Website Ducommun Incorporated

CNC Machinist Job Highlights

Title CNC Machinist
Type Full Time (2nd shift)
Experience 3-5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Coxsackie, NY, United States
Company Ducommun Incorporated

Company Profile

Ducommun Incorporated is a technology-driven manufacturing company that designs, engineers, and builds complex electronic systems, large contoured Aerostructures, high-reliability engineered products, and aftermarket services for the global aerospace, defense, military, and space markets.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a CNC Machinist who will set up and operate conventional, special purpose, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or Equivalent (required)
  • Technical/Trade School strongly (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Possess a minimum of 3-5 years of related experience


  • Able to initiate a Continuous Improvement to To-Do-List ideas.
  • Acceptable attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Actively and effectively writes Standard Operations Instructions.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining problems.
  • Demonstrates ability to find detailed parts on the engineering drawing.
  • Demonstrates basic surface grinding skills.
  • Demonstrates intermediate turning skills.
  • Demonstrates intermediate turning, drilling, reaming, and tapping skills.
  • Demonstrates intermediate vertical milling operations (Bridgeport).
  • Determines the correct blank size from the engineering drawing.
  • Determines correct cutting fluids for different materials.
  • Determines correct SFPM for band sawing speeds.
  • Determines correct speeds and feeds for the material being machined.
  • Determines when a cutting tool needs replacement or sharpening.
  • Interprets all part characteristics from the drawing and determines fabrication steps.
  • Is able to lay out hand-trimming operations as required.
  • Is able to open, navigate, read, create, and edit Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word files.
  • Is able to read and edit NC code to address programming issues. Basic edits are required.
  • Is able to review job and to determine machining sequences and cutting tools.
  • Is able to set up jobs and proof setup for another operator.
  • Is familiar with cutting speeds for different materials.
  • Makes any adjustments necessary to maintain quality parts within control limits for SPC.
  • Measures mylars accurately to determine dimensions for machining steps.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes the dimensions and references points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as necessary.
  • Opens reviews and understands the BAAN dispatch list.
  • Operates drill press proficiently.
  • Operates HAAS CNC VMC without supervision.
  • Operates horizontal band saw.
  • Performs hand-trimming operations as required.
  • Proficient in the use of precision measuring tools including but not limited to the following: 6″ scale, vernier, outside micrometer, height gage, pin gage, telescope gages, dial test indicator, inside micrometers, surface finish comparator, protractor, and Pi tape.
  • Reads and understands internal procedures and policies.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, and lathes.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify the accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • Sets up and runs all jobs that come through the cell without supervision.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Studies and interprets blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpieces, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Team-oriented with a continuous improvement and quality outlook.
  • Understand the Principles of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Understands and follows through on both verbal and written instructions.
  • Understands basic machine tool/shop safety.
  • Understands practices and advocates the 6S workplace culture and initiatives.
  • Uses a BAAN wedge barcode to scan jobs in and out of setup and run.
  • Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position.


  • Strong mechanical aptitude is required.
  • Must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, percentages, fractions, ratios, and proportions; knowledge of basic algebra. Knowledge of geometry and trigonometry is a plus.
  • Computer Skills – able to learn new screens, reports, functions, software programs, and basic familiarity with BAAN
  • Communicates courteously and professionally at all organizational levels
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral diagram or schedule form.
  • Understands and contributes to the creation and continuous improvement of our Standard Work Documents (SWD).
  • Understands and contributes to the Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) of non-conforming products.

Physical Demands

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • An annual baseline hearing test is required.
  • Occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Must be able to frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

  • Fully enclosed shoes of solid, leather construction with a steel or composite toe cap (ANSI Z41 compliant), that fit at the ankle or higher, must be worn in all manufacturing areas.
  • Hearing protection is required.
  • The noise level is usually loud.
  • Regularly exposed to fumes, wet or humid conditions, and airborne particles.
  • Regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) are required in all manufacturing areas.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat and risk of electrical shock.
  • Working conditions are 100% manufacturing environment.


  • Health and Insurance
  • Retirement and Savings
  • Optional Insurance Programs
  • Learning and Leadership
  • Well-Being Programs

Employer’s Statement

Ducommun Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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