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Manufacturing Weld Technician

Job Number:  19775
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Columbus
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 19775 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Columbus 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: LANCASTER 


Group Description

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Sign-On Bonus: $2,000


Magna is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the automotive industry


Magna - Across the globe.  Across the industry.


  • Over 60 years of excellence
  • 164,750 employees
  • 346 manufacturing/assembling facilities
  • 94 engineering/product development/sales centers 
  • 27 countries 
  • $39.4 billion in sales


Magna Seating Columbus’ Current Business


  • Jeep Wrangler - 2nd Row Seat Structures
  • Jeep Grand Wagoneer - 2nd and 3rd Row Seat Structures

Employee Benefits


  • Profit Sharing (i.e. Cash/Stock Options)
  • 401(k) Company Match
  • Company Paid Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dependent (Spouse & Child) Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid Vacation
  • Magna Perks
  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Magna Family Scholarship Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • And More…

Role Summary

Responsible for programming, troubleshooting & maintaining robotic welding cells, material handling robots and/or related equipment, such as MIG/Laser welding equipment, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, servo systems, conveyors and parts orienteers. Evaluate strategic continuous improvements related to welding faults causing downtime, weld quality issues & scrap. Expand preventative maintenance by analyzing the consumption and wear of welding materials to lower maintenance costs and production downtime.


Accurately collect, communicate, and analyze data from production processes. Work is directed towards minimizing downtime, improving throughput and insuring product quality in a safe environment.  Work within interdisciplinary teams, or independently with minimal supervision as required. Maintain an organized, clean work area, and follow applicable maintenance schedules for equipment. Utilize established processes for material replenishment and time tracking. Stay current on technical revisions of the product. Conduct business in a respectful, professional manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Manufacturing Engineers in process improvements, increase productivity & quality while reducing re-work & scrap
  • Follow Work Instructions and Job Element Sheet for welding related activities
  • Maintain all welding related equipment e.g. robotic & manual MIG welding, Resistance welding, laser welding etc.
  • Responsible for all welding and robotic programs, PM’s and back up’s
  • Engage in training on new advancements in the field.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining all critical spares necessary for daily maintenance requirements on both new and current equipment.
  • Troubleshoot Robotic welding and rectify problems with weld issues
  • Program and troubleshoot robot controllers to ensure that quality standards are met.
  • Perform preventative and scheduled maintenance on robots and automated welding machines in a timely manner.
  • Make appropriate modification to both robotic and welding equipment to ensure a high level of running efficiency.
  • Has input into the Development of preventative & predictive maintenance plans.
  • Participate in department meetings and provide input and suggestions for improvement based on technical knowledge & lessons learned.
  • Utilize and maintain procedures to control all welding applications.
  • Interact with other employees to exchange technical information to facilitate teamwork in troubleshooting and repair process.
  • Responsible to protect own health and safety by working in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures.
  • Must comply with all ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) systems and standards as it pertains to their work
  • Adhere to the IATF16949 Standard as required
  • Abide by all AODA and C-TPAT procedures that apply to their position

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • 2-4 years related experience and/or training in an automotive manufacturing facility; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Hands on ability to set-up, de-bug and program robots for welding applications.
  • Passionate & enthusiastic individual
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Welding technology training preferred
  • Welding Techniques and/or Robotic Technician Certificate preferred
  • Fronius CMT knowledge preferred
  • Motoman and/or ABB robot programming skills preferred


Additional Information

10--Support Services F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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