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Welding Engineer

Company: Shape Corp.
Location: Trenton
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

We are thinkers, believers and doers. -At Shape, we don't see the norm as our limit; we look at it as our opportunity to push limits and tradition. -A chance to bring something new to our customers, team members and communities. -When seemingly impossible challenges arise, we look to the core of the problem, and create solutions others believe can't be done.
As a full service, tier-one automotive and industrial component supplier in the Greater Dayton/Cincinnati area focusing on light weighting of body structures our business is expanding. This year we are building a new facility to support our increasing portfolio of tight-tolerance aluminum extrusion business. With extensive growth happening NOW, the opportunities are limitless!
Position Summary: - -Develop welding/cutting techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of metals, utilizing knowledge of manufacturing specifications. Provide day to day support on the manufacturing floor with continuous improvement activities.
Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:
General -- -Applies to all Welding Engineers

  • Provide expertise with GMAW, GTAW and RSW.

    • Build manufacturing welding equipment that meets product design.
    • Read and interpret CAD data, blueprints, GD&T, CMM reports, customer weld specifications.
    • Set weld parameters and follow up with weld testing to meet or exceed customer specifications.
    • Robot programming to support all Shape facilities and suppliers during the build process.
    • Responsible for safety in process design and in execution of daily activities.
    • Ensure compliance of practices, procedures and instructions relative to applicable corporate standards (ISO, TS, etc).
    • Ensure quality outputs from daily activities.
    • Use of proper data collection and analysis to ensure provided information is supported with data that reinforces the stated output.
    • Coordinate/facilitate/analyze process design of experiments (DOE's).
    • Ensure timely execution of planned activities.
    • Provide process design and improvements in a cost efficient manner.
    • Proficient in completing cost justifications with acceptable ROI.
    • Foster good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication skills with vendors, team members, suppliers and project teams.
    • Lead mid-sized projects while independently developing project approach; receive minimal supervision.
    • Understand the impact of one's decisions on other areas of the business.
    • Demonstrate an interest in personal and professional lifelong learning and development.
    • Demonstrate a proven ability to use scientific method for problem solving of complex problems.
    • Clearly define the problem and quantify the impact of corrective actions; effectively communicate to appropriate parties.
    • Observe and evaluate the outcomes of implementing the solution to assess the need for alternative approaches and identify lessons learned.
    • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as directed by the leader.

      Functional Priorities -- -Welding Engineers will focus within one or more functional priority.

      • Launch & Manufacturing Support

        • Support manufacturing production by leading troubleshooting and continuous improvement activities.
        • Support plant problem solving teams to ensure the production of quality parts and a safe working environment.
        • Provide on-call support for all manufacturing processes in order to meet customer demands, when necessary.
        • Develop maturation plans and timelines in accordance with risk mitigation strategies.
        • Lead activities to launch new business and execute the maturation process.
        • Participate in regular launch team meetings.
        • Lead technical solutions and provide input and support for tool designs and development.
        • Participate in Process Failure Mode Effects & Analysis (PFMEA) development meetings.
        • Provide the specification for and procure capital needed to support new business.
        • Communicate and share information with peers to ensure launching practices are standard.
        • Continuously challenge maturation activities and identify opportunities to reduce maturation time.


          • New Business Pursuit
          • Lead activities associated with winning new business.
          • Participate in Feasibility and Process Plan and Tolerance Reviews (PPTAR).
          • Provide quotes in the agreed upon timing.
          • Identify opportunities to reduce quoting, feasibility and PPTAR times.
          • Communicate and share information with global peers to ensure quoting practices are standard.
          • Engage in investigation of methods to achieve a competitive process and "win" business.
          • Ensure successful transition of value stream to Launch Engineer by sharing pertinent information developed during the quoting process.
          • Ensure Minimum Process Requirements (MPR) are accurate and relevant.


            Position Skills and Experience Requirements:
            To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. 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 essential job functions.

            • Education/Experience

              • Engineering or Engineering Technology Degree from an accredited institution with 3-7 years of professional engineering experience - -Master's Degree in Engineering with 0-3 years of professional engineering experience - -2-year Technical Degree or Journeyman card with a minimum of 10 years applicable experience
              • Familiar with weld verification methods, weld testing methodology, and measuring devices.
              • Familiar with Fanuc robots, handling and arc tool.
              • GMAW and RSW experience required.
              • GTAW, laser welding, and plasma/laser cutting experience preferred.
              • AWS member preferred.
              • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
              • Travel is occasionally required, up to 10% of the time.


Keywords: Shape Corp., Middletown , Welding Engineer, Other , Trenton, Ohio

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