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Engineer Welding

Roselle, Illinois, United States
January 27, 2018

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Welding Engineer – Robotics


My objective is to find a position with a company that allows me to expand my welding and management abilities. My experience and training offers my potential employer immediate performance and future potential as we develop together.

Comprehensive experience as a welding engineer with expertise in Weld Robotics, staff management, training and motivation, team leadership and client relations; specialize in Weld troubleshooting, Welding technical support and Welding machine design.

Hands-on proficiency in equipment diagnostics for automatic and semi-automatic welders, such as MIG, TIG, Plasma and Bancroft welding machines, Miller, Lincoln, Liberdi & Weld logic welding power supplies, Panasonic, OTC & Fanuc Robots also Tube Mills( .006-.016 thick. Mat), as well as resistance welding (Medar Bosch, Hanson, Acme and Taylor Winfield).


NU-WAY INDUSTRIES -Custom Fabricated Sheet Metal Products-2015-2018

Welding Engineer / Weld Dept. Manager

Scheduling weld dept. for production demands

Programming Mig, Plasma & Laser welding robots

Working with HR on finding more hand welder’s and robot operators for the facility.

Training welders and robot operators

Working with dept. supervisor’s to meet the demands of the production schedule.

Working with design and machine shop on weld fixture’s

Hand welding and running weld robots for production

JASON INC. Manufacturer of seat components

Suspension Seat Welding Engineer -2014-2015 : Jackson Mi. Plant

Plant Manager / Welding Engineer-2013-2014: Addison IL. Plant

Welding Engineer- 2012-2013 : Addison IL. Plant

Go to person at Jackson Michigan plant for welding and assembly of products moved from Addison Il.

Plant .

Planned bank of welded components on top of current requirements while facilitating moving Addison IL. Plant into Michigan plant. 2014

Startup of new facility in Addison. 2012

PAPP seat components from weld Robots

Training operators on assembly and machine operation

Robot programming

Working with design and machine shop on weld fixture’s

Scheduling weld robots from production demands

Scheduling assembly line from demands

Working with Quality on to ensure products meet current standards

Working with HR to keep plant staffed

Tower Automotive- Tier 1 Manufacturer of body panels to Chicago Ford Plant for the 2011 Explorer

Welding Engineer/Robotics- 2yrs 2010-2012

Key player in making the Ford Explorer program a success

Optimizing the welding processes

Programming multiple Fanuc Mig Weld, & Spot Weld Robots

Training weld repair and weld surveillance on weld quality

Provide support to resolve technical weld issue’s

Work with plant skilled trades to insure proper weld schedules, & tip dressing

Set up spare parts in supply crib to support welding equipment.

LDI-Industries- Manufactures Hydraulic & Fuel Tanks and Heavy Construction Parts

Welding Engineer / Manager – 2 yrs 2007-2009

$90,000 cost savings on weld wire.

75% cost savings on bulk shielding gases.

Key decision maker in hiring for the welding department.

Training new welders as well as current welders.

Training welders on new Fanuc 9 axis Welding Robot and Davi roll forming machine.

Worked on customer designs and standard products to enhance quality and throughput.

Prepare annual reviews for welding department (staff of 50).

Quoting assistance on new products.

Diagnose and troubleshoot welding issues.

Research new welding equipment and consumables and implement.

Research new grinding consumables and implement into weld area.

Ensure work is in compliance with AWS and customer standards while improving quality of welding.

Senior Flexonics- Manufactures for Automotive, Aerospace, Medical and Nuclear Exhaust Components, Heat Exchangers, And Fuel Components.

Welding Engineer -14 yrs. 1994-2007

Implemented a process improvement on welding equipment that reduced scrap by $500,000 per year.

Cost savings on weld consumables 50% on the mig torches, 90% on the mig gun tip, which saved over $750,000 in labor cost per year.

60% cost savings on bulk shielding gases.

Ensure work is in compliance with ASME, TUV, PED, AWS and Aerospace standards.

Serve as go-to expert for welding machine troubleshooting for facilities in South Africa and Brazil.

Develop MIG & TIG welding process for GM, Ford and Chrysler exhaust connectors, as well as a Plasma welding process for a fuel-related product for Ford.

Establish welding schedules and diagnose and troubleshoot 75 -100 machines.

Maintain QS-9000 documentation and conduct research in welding processes.

Worked on the design of robotic welding equipment and process development. Recommend process controls to be included in machine designs and tooling.

Approve designs and determine capabilities and capacities.

Develop preventive maintenance programs.

Interface with Maintenance and Production Supervisors, as well as tool designers.

Trained over 100 operators during tenure.

Evaluate defective materials and make recommendations for quality improvement actions.

Setup welding machines on new products for operators.

Welder- Fabricator-15yrs 1979-1994

Weld Apprentishship-3yrs / 1980-1983


Crown Point High School -1979

Hobart School of Welding Technology -1979

[Gas welding], [Tig Basic, Advanced], [Mig Basic, Advanced, & Pipe], [Plasma Welding], [Stick Basic, advanced, Uphill Pipe, Downhill Pipe] [Weld Symbols & Blue Print reading]

College of DuPage

Management Supervision, Machine Shop I and PLC Programming

Elgin Community College

Industry PLC Programming

(Panasonic A & C Series Welding Robots 2000) & (Panasonic G2 Welding Robots 2005)

(Fanuc RJ3 Controller 2007)

(OTC WELDING ROBOT 2005, 2007 & 2012)


Senior Flexonics-Trust and Teamwork

Senior Flexonics-Quality Educational System Achievement

Senior Flexonics Lean Manufacturing Systems

Society of Manufacturing Engineers-Coil Processing Technologies

Videojet Excel Series Maintenance training

Project Management I Training-ECC

Programmable Controllers-ECC

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