2nd Shift Weld Engineering Technician (Quincy, IL)
About United Alloy:
United Alloy (UA) is the leading brand when to comes to metal fabrication and powder coating. UA produces the highest quality leak-proof metal fuel tanks, reservoirs, skids, frames, chassis, trailers, heavy metal fabrications, and complex weldments. At UA, our culture produces actively engaged people with sustainable results: safety, quality, productivity, and profitability. Each employee acts with a sense of ownership, takes initiative to problem solve, and is committed to the company’s mission, their team, and themselves.
In addition to our ISO 9001:2008 certification, UA has been recognized as a WBENC woman/minority owned business. While we’re proud of these distinctions, one credential stands above all others: our extensive list of long-term satisfied Fortune 500 OEM customers.
Job Description: Under the direction of the Director of Robotic Engineering, the Weld Engineering Tech’s primary function will be to support welding functions and authorize production after successful weld inspection. The Weld Engineering Tech will perform duties including the inspection of First Article (FA) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) products with the associated reporting. The Weld Engineering Tech will work to ensure that the products shipped meet the expectations of the customer and are delivered right the first time including any of the associated identification and documentation requirements. Duties will also include efforts to maximize weld productivity utilizing various weld processes and equipment.
Reports To: Director of Robotics Engineering
Shift: 2nd Shift 2pm-Midnight; Monday - Thursday (OT Friday’s when mandatory; Saturday’s will be voluntary only)
Benefits: In addition to excellent starting wages, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as numerous perks.
- Medical, dental and vision
- Generous PTO and Vacation policy
- 401(k) with company match
- Bonus opportunities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts D1.1 and D1.3 testing for new hires or the recertification of welders as needed
- Participate in the creation of welding procedures and welding techniques standardizing welding to D1.1 and D1.3 specifications
- Participates in the selection of new welding equipment in conjunction with the weld council and participates in welding equipment calibration and preventative maintenance activities
- Provide support as a CWI as required to verify, validate and approve welding
- Weld training specifications
- Weld equipment specifications and implementation
- Responsible for the ongoing calibration of welding equipment as identified in the Calibration System
- Participates in the weld audit process to verify that the welding procedures are as specified and are qualified, and that welding is performed as required to the applicable procedure.
- Partner with the supervisory team to identify welders who need specific training or upskilling.
- Provide necessary assistance to welders who do not meet minimum quality and efficiency requirements so they again meet/exceed quality and efficiency levels
- Maintain records, inspection results, and welder performance documentation
- Evaluates new developments in the industry for possible application to processes.
- Work independently with little supervision while still delivering excellent results on time.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus an additional one (1) year of formal preparation
- Must be an American Welding Society (AWS) CWI
- Experienced in stainless, aluminum and mild structural steel welding with a solid understanding of metal fabrication concepts and processes and explicit knowledge of our welding, principles/ practices/equipment
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints
- Strong verbal and written communication, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
- Detail oriented, with exceptional problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills
- Proficient at working well under pressure, multitasking and prioritizing
- Must be able to navigate in a Windows based computer environment
- Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Willingness to work flexible hours with a changing work schedule as needed to support production
- 12 Expected Behaviors of Actively Engaged Person – 100% Responsible, Trustworthy, Team Player, Clear Communicator, Empathy, Humility, Emotional Self-Control, Resolves Conflict Directly, Positive Attitude, Respects Others, Problem Solver, and Agile.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to stand, sit, walk, bend, twist, stoop, pull, push, assemble, and carry for extended periods of time. Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds regularly, frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with an assist.
Work Environment: Ability to perform in a manufacturing environment that may have high noise levels, dust, chemicals, oil, and grease. Ability to work in an environment that may be either hot, cold or humid.