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Weld Engineer
Marinette, WI

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Weld Engineer

Location: Marinette, WI US
Job Category: Engineering


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What you will do

Responsible for supporting the current manufacturing and facilitating the continuous improvement processes associated with the manufacturing methods and processes in the plant facility.  Manages all weld certifications at local plant.  Also develops solutions for production problems related to materials, processes, and tooling. Supports new products and programs by developing new processes, designing tooling and machinery, and developing production controls. Responsible for set-up of new equipment, ensures proper operation of the new equipment, and to teach others the proper use of this equipment. Accountable for applying sound economic methods to equipment and space utilization to meet design and quality criteria with the lowest expense and consistent with the facilities financial and non-financial objectives.


How you will do it

  • Reviews specifications and bid proposals and cost estimate requests to establish the feasibility of accepting orders.  Determines manufacturability, investment requirements, product cost and delivery schedules.
  • Develops processes, methods, tooling, and production controls for new products and programs; supervises their assembly and proofing.
  • Supports production to resolve any welding/brazing issues.
  • Coordinates new product development and cost reduction activities.
  • Manages capital equipment planning and procurement activities.
  • Plans, supervises, and executes work measurement, and defines operations and operation balance to TAKT time.
  • Plans, justifies, and implements facility changes to produce the forecasted volume of product economically.
  • Supports Lean Manufacturing and Flow Manufacturing.
  • Supports and leads 5S activities.
  • Participates in and leads Kaizen events.
  • Responsible for Labor Routings, Capacity Planning, TPM, and Cost Estimating.
  • Generates Welding Procedure Specification/Procedure Qualification Record and all other supporting documents.
  • Oversee administration of testing and qualification of welders
  • Leads and mentors weld technician

Environmental, Health, and Safety

Comply with the following Environmental, Health and Safety duties as a condition of employment:

  • Comply with EHS rules.
  • Lead the work area with a safe culture mindset.
  • Support employees in their decision to shut down unsafe or environmentally damaging equipment or processes.
  • Ensure completion of EHS training by all Employees. Participate actively in the safety process.
  • Ask questions if something isn’t known.
  • Initiate an investigation on all accidents and injuries immediately.
  • Submit suggestions to improve EHS and take action on suggestions submitted by employees.
  • Act as emergency management coordinator for meeting locations and shelter areas. Initiate accountability in the event of an emergency. (i.e. what to do in the event of an alarm for fire, chemical spills, tornados, etc.).
  • Be a coach to others who are acting unsafely.
  • Ensure the completion of all hazardous and non-hazardous waste trainings. Ability to recognize deficiencies in chemical labeling.
  • Coordination in minor spill management and clean-up.
  • Capability to enforce satellite accumulation rules and requirements. 
  • Proficiency to recognize hazardous wastes in your area and manage properly.

What we look for

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Weld Engineering, with three (3) to five (5) years of progressive, hands on weld engineering experience preferred. 
  • This position also requires knowledge of formal problem-solving methods along with experience with financial controls and product costing. 
  • Demonstrated track record of solving problems quickly & efficiently in a fast-paced manufacturing environment and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • New equipment development and capital execution
  • Previous experience with new products and process introductions along with a working knowledge of lean manufacturing practices and procedures is also required. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications (Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint) as well as Internet software and E-mail is required.
  • Must possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Where legally permissible, if hired, candidate is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than his/her start date, unless candidate has a valid medical condition or sincerely held religious belief precluding he/she from receiving the vaccine.

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience

  • New product introductions/launches
  • Metal forming and fabrication
  • Robotic automation
  • Factory 4.0 / Smart Factory
  • Six Sigma/Lean certification and/or experience

Additional preferred qualifications

  • AutoCAD / Inventor
  • SAP
  • BOM/Routing Development

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