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Weld Engineer

Job Number:  56478
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Structures Tennessee Plant
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Ethridge, TENNESSEE, US, 38456



Job Number: 56478 
Division: Magna Structures Tennessee LLC.
Job Type: Weld Engineer
Location: Stanton, TN


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.


Role Summary

This position is for a new greenfield facility that will be located in the Greater Memphis Tennessee area. Weld Engineers are responsible for management and support of all plant weld systems and documentation, and for working with Engineering on new weld machine controls and standards. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and essential duties required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is a salaried position, primarily on first shift.

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.
•    Work effectively with Q.A., Engineering and Production departments’ associates for continual improvement of department methods, procedures, and policies; assist in the implementation of.
•    Communicate effectively with company personnel, customers, and vendors.
•    Attend and participate in department meetings, plant meetings, and training; participate in customer visitations as designated by the department manager.
•    Support new program launches and customer expectations.
•    Provide reports as required by the Engineering Manager or other departments.
•    Participate in Continual Improvement activities.
•    Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System, and company policies.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Adhere to and comply with and exceed where possible all applicable federal, state, and OSHA environmental, health and safety laws, regulations, external & internal standards, and other requirements in all its operations which relate to its health, safety, and environmental aspects.
•    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.
•    Good organizational, leadership, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
•    Ensure Team Members use or wear the protective equipment required by Magna Structures Tennessee LLC.
•    Members of any potential hazards and/or provide written instructions as to the measures to protect the Team Member
•    Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a Team Member and report any known contravention out of their control to their BU Leader/Manager
•    Conduct accident / incident investigations and implement corrective actions and Continued Improvements
•    Conduct monthly safety inspections and implement corrective actions.
•    Correct unsafe acts or conditions.
•    Correct or commends health & safety performance.

•    4 Year Weld Engineering Degree or equivalent

•    Minimum 3 - 5 years’ experience in an automotive welding engineering, design, and program development environment
•    Resistance welding experience required.
•    Prior experience in weld laboratory duties 

Additional Information

•    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.•    Able to use computer and software as required.
•    Able to travel. 
•    Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction.
•    Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive employee relations.
•    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.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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