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Welding Engineer

Job Number:  8488
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Vehtek Systems Inc
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

Bowling Green, OH, US

Group Description

 

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

 

 

Welding Engineer

This position is responsible for management and support of all plant weld systems and documentation, and for working with Engineering on new weld machine controls and standards.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical welding expertise to the weld lab, including personnel, equipment, documents, and records of compliance
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding current and new weld assembly processing, tooling, and equipment
  • Provide Engineering and Quality Assurance personnel as assigned with welding expertise to support existing and new customer programs
  • Develop and implement training and certification program for production associates in robotic and hand GMAW/TIG welding techniques and procedures
  • Develop and implement work instructions for part fit-up, tack, weld, and repair requirements
  • Develop and implement parameters for weld length, leg length, throat length, penetration, and structural quality for welded automotive assemblies
  • Develop and implement a training program for maintenance technicians in the troubleshooting and repair of robotic GMAW welding equipment
  • Develop and implement a training program for troubleshooting and problem solving of welding issues
  • Participate in APQP processes relating to the design of weld assembly work cells and tooling
  • Recommend design changes to improve quality, reliability, and productivity of welding processes
  • Develop and implement documents and procedures for validation of welding equipment and processes to meet or     exceed customer specifications
  • Supervise and manage the setup and programming of robots for welding
  • Promote continual improvement in weld quality and weld processes
  • Maintain weld drawings
  • Achieve department objectives in support of company production, quality, and safety goals
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • 4-year Weld Engineering Degree, or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an automotive welding engineering, design, and program development environment
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive welding and fabrication processes; resistance welding experience required
  • Proficiency with Advanced Product Quality Planning methods
  • Strong computer skills are required
  • Knowledge in OSHA safety requirements
  • Strong experience / knowledge in robotic programming for welding processes, preferably using Fanuc or MotoMan equipment
  • Prior experience in weld laboratory duties
  • Familiarity with Engineering and Quality practices and procedures including APQP, PPAP, blueprint reading, GD&T, use of measuring instruments, checking aids / fixtures, computer applications, mechanical testing, and customer and IATF 16949 requirements 
  • Able to prepare, read, write, and interpret written reports, procedures, instructions and guidelines
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees, suppliers and customers and work effectively within a team environment
  • Able to organize, schedule, and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to use computer and software as required
  • Able to work flexible and additional hours as required

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