Job Order #3880

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Posted Date: 9/23/2018
Job Category: Engineering
Position Title: Plant Welding Engineer
Salary Range:
Location: Alabama, USA
Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Desired Skills:
Description: Global automotive part manufacturer requires a Welding Engineer

Scope:

Ensure that welding processes meet or exceed customer requirements with respect to safety, quality, flexibility and throughput. Establish process parameters to conform to all requirements. Develop, analyze and implement continuous improvement ideas on current programs as well as support new program development.


Duties & Responsibilities:

• Champion welding process for new programs in conjunction with the Engineering Department program teams and ongoing engineering changes, including approval for production (weld validation)
• Involvement in the weld development of new programs ensuring that equipment complies to company standards
• Perform analysis of customer supplied weld drawings and provide input and direction in the development of welding process to ensure compliance with the related specs and requirements
• Investigation and Support of Customer Concerns.
• Analyze customer product information and specifications and assist in improvements
• Contribute by developing and promoting continuous improvement relating to welding and machine efficiency and cost reduction activities.
• Evaluate and interpret weld destruct data received from Quality Department and make improvement recommendations
• Approval of weld equipment development and testing processes.
• Update weld matrices and weld related forms
• Establish a system for weld schedule changes
• Determine Root Cause Analysis of weld failures and present plan to control
• Provide training to production weld personnel in proper procedures of machine maintenance and parameter adjustments applicable to welding, change-over of weld consumables


Education & Qualifications

• College or University degree in either Weld Technology, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering is preferred.
• Min 5 years hands on experience in related weld applications /metal joining technologies preferably within automotive environments.
• Thorough knowledge and experience of weld quality and weld integrity in MIG, TIG, resistance and projection and other forms of welding, preferable within the automotive industry.
• Extensive knowledge of welding processes, equipment and robotic applications
• Excellent understanding and comprehension of weld schedules and weld parameters
• High level knowledge of welding processes, equipment and robotic applications
• Familiarity with industrial robots (ABB, Fanuc and Motorman)
• Excellent knowledge of welding controllers (PLC programming)
• Thorough knowledge of ISO/TS16949
• Experience in developing continuous improvement projects
• Sound understanding of weld metallurgy
• Thorough knowledge of Metrology
• Familiarity with GMSW manual
• Basic knowledge of GD & T, APQP
• Thorough understanding of Root Cause Analysis
• Able to work, communicate and provide guidance within a team environment


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