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Senior Weld Engineer

Company: Autokiniton
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:Provide the necessary welding skills and leadership to the Engineering and Operations departments to achieve optimal levels of safety, quality, productivity and delivery to assure internal and external customer satisfaction.JOB TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:The following job/task functions have been identified as the core functions of this position. However, the supervisor or manager may assign additional duties associated with this position.Training Weld Engineers.Works on Corporate strategic projects.Develop new welding technologies related to new products requirement.Support Operations in acquiring the needed level of equipment knowledge.Provide key input into the development of departmental strategic goals along with identifying key measurable to support the departmental goals.Specify welding equipment, welding consumables, electrical and mechanical systems, robotic systems, and any related components associated with the welding process.Assist in development of the weld quality control process.Guides design develops and tests welding methods, materials, processes and results.Assist Quality Assurance department in maintaining weld integrity. Interface with manufacturing and maintenance to resolve welding and welding system issues.Assist with MRO crib activities.Support project engineering on new and existing programs.Assist in the integration, start-up and debug of plant floor welding equipment.Champion assigned engineering changes, communicate and coordinate accordingly to all departments.Train, coach and mentor the welding process for weld engineers, manufacturing and skilled trades colleagues.Direct and/or participate in root cause analysis and team problem solving activities (ex. 8D reports, department meetings, etc.).Review and resolve all weld cut and etch and destruct related issues.Initiate cross-functional equipment design reviews.Support new model launches and improvement teams.Support tool tryouts at supplier and in-house capability runs.Participate in cross-functional and program management team activities.Ensure utilization of continuous improvement of current processes.Co-responsibility for working with Quality and Tooling Engineers on FMEA's and control plans.Initiate purchase order requisitions for new jobs and engineering changes on welding and assembly equipment.Program robots, pedestal welders, and all other types of welding related equipment. JOB QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; five years plus relatedexperience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Hands on experience in manual and automated welding processes REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIESWorking knowledge of MIG and Spot-welding processesKnowledge of manufacturing processes, product designs, safety, quality and workflowExcellent " Hands on" welding and training skills.Knowledge in robotic welding and material handling applications.Knowledge in robotic programming (ex. ABB, Fanuc robots, etc.)Understanding of electrical/controls circuitry and schematics.Knowledge of AutoCAD and weld drawingsHigh level of cooperation and commitmentMechanical AbilitySpecialized knowledge of the following:Weld power source, wire feeder, torch and reamerPlasma cutting, grinding and rework applicationsWeld shielding gas technologiesElectrical enclosures and power requirements for weldingCustomer welding specifications and testing requirementsGas metal arc weldingResistance spot weldingPREFERRED ADDITIONAL SKILLS & ABILITIESAbility to work with Microsoft Office at an intermediate level.PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND OTHER REQUIREMENTSDuties include but are not limited to stand, walk, twist, bend, lift, see, talk and hear, with an ability to travel. When visiting plant site locations, employees may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibration or hazardous materials.Required SkillsRequired Experience

Keywords: Autokiniton, Ann Arbor , Senior Weld Engineer, Engineering , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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