Interviews and performs pre-employment testing for welding operators. Performs testing of internal candidates to American Welding Society specifications for 1G and 2G certification. Maintains testing records.
Plans and executes post-hire training and testing of welding operators including basic math, welding symbol interpretation, defect identification, machine setup, use of crane, use of company computerized job tracking software, and safety.
Oversees new welding trainees in segregated training area. Determines proficiency level, generates paperwork to release to general welding operations.
Determines weld recipes for production welding of parts. Writes welding procedures for welded product.
Plans job by determining from the router and complex blueprints, equipment, fixtures, material and supplies needed. Plans sequence to maximize weld time.
Fits and welds production and/or sample jobs as required to satisfy customer requirements. Finishes or repairs part by operating various tools such as sanders, grinders, and torches.
Sets up job by retrieving equipment and materials as needed. Fits pieces in fixture and clamps pieces as required to fit or weld part. Sets voltage and amperage for thickness of material.
Hand fits parts or fabricates simple fixtures by interpreting blueprints, determining dimensions required, operating fabrication machines such as saws and drill presses to make parts for fixture, and assembling fixture.
Loads and unloads pieces in and out of fixture (when available) manually or by using an overhead crane. Positions and clamps pieces into fixture. Operates mig welding machine by pulling trigger on welding gun to tack or weld pieces together. May also perform arc and tig welding procedures.
Performs first piece and in-process inspection by checking dimensions and quality of welds of part per blueprint using calipers, height gage, protractor, and square. Inspects parts according to C=0 chart. Completes inspection form.
Performs Non-destructive testing on welded parts such as Ultrasonic testing, etc.
Performs maintenance and repairs on welding equipment as required. Calibrates welding machines per company requirements. Logs maintenance performed in Vantage system.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education & Experience:  Bachelor's or higher degree in welding engineering or welding technology, or 4 years maximum substitution. Associate's or higher degree in welding or non-welding related engineering technology, engineering or a physical science, 3 years maximum substitution.
Language Skills:  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
Math Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Reasoning Skills:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and kneel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

This is a full time position

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