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Weld Engineer

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Location
Roanoke Area, VA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Jan 05, 2018
Job ID
2556361
Austin Nichols is working with a well-respected, private, and growing leader in the metal fabrication, component manufacturing and assembly industry who has an immediate need for a weld engineer.  This organization has two unique operating companies, with four manufacturing locations, which makes them one of the largest integrated fabricators in the US.   Fabrication, stamping, and welding are the core services provided to their customers. 
 
This is a dynamic and growing business with an intense commitment to process innovation, best-in-class quality, and dependable customer service and is supported by a positive and robust culture that emphasizes results. They are a collaborative and closely-knit group that encourages creativity and entrepreneurship across the organization.
 
The weld engineer will develop welding techniques and procedures and apply them to current equipment to address or prevent processing issues in welding while utilizing knowledge of weld specifications, metallurgical properties and engineering principles.
Responsibilities:
  • Direct the welder qualification program
  • Create and maintain WPS requirements per AWS and customer specifications
  • Lead cost improvement and product improvement initiatives in the weld shop
  • Provide interpretation and direction for the weld shop for welding standards, customer standards and specifications, and internal standards and procedures
  • Develop and maintain weld shop training procedures including, but not limited to, new hire weld tests and ongoing yearly reviews
  • Aid in selection of welding personnel and equipment
  • Oversee welding equipment PM and establish effective PM procedures and techniques
  • Conduct and oversee Technical Weld LPA’s (Process and Operator Technique Audits)
  • Participate in feasibility and process development projects for new business awards
  • Work with the production supervisors and scheduling to ensure that development does not interfere with production schedules
  • Work with consumable suppliers to ensure they meet our quality standards and production needs as well as support improvement initiatives
  • Be the main customer interface for welding discussions in customer visits and meetings

Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in heavy plate fabrication, with robotic programming background is strongly preferred.
  • B.S. in Welding Engineering or a related degree in the field of welding, manufacturing and fabrication is required.
 
 
Salary: $60k-$75k