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Welding Engineer

Company:
TxMQ
Location:
Buffalo, New York, United States
Posted:
April 18, 2019

Description:

Welding Engineer

Our client is seeking a Welding Engineer to join their team within a reputable, rapidly growing metals machining facility in the automotive and aerospace industry in the Buffalo / Niagara NY area.

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the Welding Engineer will assist in the oversight of lean manufacturing metrics and will be the technical lead for all welding operations performed at the company in collaboration with the CWI. This position is also responsible for the creation of process documentation covering the said processes to ensure critical process characteristics are properly documented and best practices shared amongst Welding Operators.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Serve as the technical lead for all welding technology utilized at the facility.

• Drive lean manufacturing metrics related to welding operations performed.

• Lead the identification and resolution of problems, loss reporting and continuous improvement activities for all welding operations performed.

• Drive the design of any tooling and fixtures in support of welding operations performed.

• Develop job planning documents defining in detail the welding operations to be performed through engineering instructions, drawings and process instructions for all welding operations performed.

• Lead Engineering Department initiatives creating, documenting, developing and implementing procedures to process new repairs and components in compliance with Code of Federal Regulations, manufacturer's specifications, customer specifications and other requirements as applicable.

• Establish welding procedures ( WPS’s and PQR’s ) to guide production and welding personnel relating to specification restrictions, material processes, welding of critical joints.

• Lead the continuous improvement of existing welding equipment, development of new and modified welding methods, techniques and procedures.

• Lead process audits in the several welding areas at the site to ensure compliance to defined quality requirements.

• Assist in the training and qualification of Engineering personnel with regards to welding processes and operations performed and provide technical direction to those performing the production work on site so as to ensure that the instructions are properly interpreted and the quality requirements are met.

• Oversee the qualification of welding personnel towards their certification to the applicable welding processes and operations performed.

• Develop repair justifications and quote forms in support of new repair development and implementation projects pertaining to welding operations performed.

SCOPE OF SKILLS:

• Demonstrates industry and product experience including in-depth technology/product knowledge, industry trends and the competitive landscape. Has the functional and technical knowledge / skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

• Uses operational excellence tools and Documentation system to get results.

• Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external partners, gaining their trust and respect.

• Designs processes and procedures which allow end users to work effectively and efficiently.

• Builds constructive and effective relationships; Presents information and respond to questions with confidence; Uses diplomacy and tact.

• Demonstrates the ability to gather, manage and analyze complex data and issues; Takes a critical and methodical approach when problem solving.

• Excellent understanding of the product range, manufacturing processes and capabilities.

• Able to work as part of a team.

• Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily workload. Ability to meet deadlines and to work independently with minimal supervision; Ability to orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; Arranges information in a useful manner.

• Methodical and meticulous; Demonstrates attention to detail.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

• BS Degree and Welding Education required, no exceptions.

• Expertise in Welding or Materials Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience in welding operations; preferred welding processes are GTAW, RSW, LBW and EBW.

• Robotic welding experience desired but not mandatory.

• AWS-CWI Certification desired but not mandatory.

• Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma Certification desired but not mandatory.

• Possess a solid understanding of manufacturing, assembly, welding and fit & trim processes.

• Possess a solid understanding of geometric, dimensioning and tolerancing and welding symbology

• Strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Prior experience using Microsoft Project, Visio, and Access desired but not mandatory.

• Experience with CNC programming for robotic welding operations desired but no mandatory.

COMPENSATION:

• Hiring range is based on experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

• Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word formatted resume, employment references, and salary history for immediate consideration.

• Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

TxMQ, Inc.

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