Opportunity to join an expanding manufacturing leader as the Welding Engineer supporting Manufacturing and Engineering to determine potential applications for laser welding. Provide technical details, documentation, support, and guidance, by participating as a cross-functional team member to help resolve welding issues.
— BS Engineering, Metallurgy, or Welding Degree with 7+ years experience in laser welding – metalworking industry preferred. Tier 1 Automotive supplier.
— Experience with robotic welding required
— Demonstrate technical understanding of programming automated systems.
— Weld Safety Certification preferred
— Able to work in the USA without sponsorship, now or in the future.
— Responsible for designs and specifications of welding fixtures.
— Develop laser welding techniques and procedures used in production
— Provide technical guidance and expertise on welding related issues.
— Research, develop and test new welding methods, processes and procedures.
— Resolve production issues related to laser welding processes.
— Select and document appropriate laser welding equipment and settings.
— Work with manufacturing team to create process control documentation for each welding operation.
— Implementation of ultrasonic testing for weld porosity, cracks and off-position welds.
— Work with quality team to create and coordinate testing activities and reporting requirements.
— Test and evaluate new materials and weld joints.
— Works with Manufacturing and Engineering to determine potential applications for laser welding for future technology savings to meet customer requirements i.e. decrease weight, improved mpg.
— Ensures that laser welding cells are utilized safely and to improve productivity and quality of parts.
— Analyze, develop and achieve precision weld requirements for parts pertaining to dimensions and tolerances of finished work-piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
— Develop, teach and maintain weld monitoring system.
— Programs, tools and operates robot during initial production to verify accuracy of machine settings and programmed data.
— Verifies conformance of finished work-piece to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
— Troubleshoots programming, fixtures and production related issues as necessary by operating and/or observing equipment to detect malfunctions or non-conforming conditions and adjusts machine controls as required.
— Benchmarks and monitors daily production processes on laser welding cells.
— Develops procedures and work instructions related to the laser welding process across multiple part numbers/ programs.