Responsible for efficiency improvements in manual/robotic welding, spot-welding, brazing and metal finish through the use of technology and improved methods. This position has the responsibility for compliance with all customer weld specifications and programs. This position is also responsible for teaching, training and continuous improvements in all areas related to welding.
Other duties may be assigned.
Issues written setup and process sheets documenting settings and welding parameters for welding operations. These will be known as WPS sheets.
Create and monitor weld tests for qualification of welders.
Review and analyze customer part prints, specifications and other documentation to develop production quotations covering the welding of product. This will include production rates, set-up time, and tooling requirements.
Work with the Process Engineers to develop, review and maintain production welding set-up specs.
Recommend method revisions including process equipment, materials and tooling to improve production performances and provide cost reduction opportunities.
Confer with Sales Engineers and Manufacturing to provide technical advice and problem resolution.
Know and provide welder training in weld symbols, use of weld gages, defect identification and resolution.
Identify and make proposals for new technology related to welding processes.
Develop ROI’s related to new technology recommendations.
Monitor and develop CI plans related to increasing “green light” time on robotic welding equipment.
Support NPI related to the welding processes.
Perform weld station audits and drive corrective actions where necessary.
Determine methods of rework when necessary.
Support RCCA related to welding processes.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; supports organization’s goals and values.
Professionalism: Approaches others in tactful manner; reacts well under pressure treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Safety/Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly; maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with customers, clients, co-workers and supervisors.
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, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Associations (A.S.) or Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from a two or four-year College or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CWI certification is preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret various types of data, especially drawings/prints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information both orally and in written form and to respond to questions from groups of managers, customers and other employees.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to interpret drawings in both English and Metric, and geometric tolerances. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, trigonometry, geometry and statistics.
REASONING ABILITY 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. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to read 2D and 3D drawings and customer specifications
Knowledge of computers (Excel and Word would be helpful.
Knowledge of methods/time studies and ability to calculate run rates
Capability to determine the most cost effective method to weld parts
Ability to use a calculator
Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to learn the MEC quoting system and to use it to determine welding standards and cost justifications
Knowledge of welding fixtures and jigs and tooling is very beneficial
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with the hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise leveling the work environment can vary from quiet to extremely loud.