The Welding Technician 2 learns to Develop and modify existing and upcoming programs and processes on robotic welding, automatic, and semi-automatic welding systems in an exemplary manner according to the company quality policies.
Qualified candidates will possess the following Minimum Requirements:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Associate’s degree in Welding Technology (or a related field) or completion of a college-based or apprenticeship-based Welding program or Welding Certification
- Strong understanding of welding fundamentals with practical welding experience, desired
- Ability to troubleshoot automated welding applications
- Ability to perform preventative maintenance (PM) on weld fixtures, weld cells, and auxiliary equipment
- Proficiency with interpreting part prints and welding codes/specifications.
- Ability to interpret CMM layouts or possess the willingness to learn.
Standard Work/Welding Programing:
- Create, modify and document Fanuc welding and resistance programs while consistently maintaining the essential welding parameters. Create as necessary the weld data, torch angles, “stick-out”, starting techniques, and other robotic/welding variables.
- Create, modify, and document programs for Fronius and Lincoln welding equipment to produce welds that meet the customer’s code/specification stated on the print.
- Create, modify, and document programs for end forming equipment/tooling (sizers) to produce parts that meet gage or CMM requirements.
- Create, modify and document programs for leak testing equipment/tooling to produce parts that meet the required leak rates.
- Document and maintain welding parameters on the Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) with the assistance of the Welding Engineer.
- Validate process parameters and enter system deviations when applicable.
- Analyze and determine proper weld sequence for cycle time and part dimensional improvements to reduce cycle time and ensure part consistency.
- Read and interpret welding codes/specifications stated on part prints to ensure the quality of parts.
- Interpret weld cross-sections, and etching samples and take appropriate corrective action.
- Manual weld as needed to support production.
- Set-up and verify error-proofing according to instructions.
- Analyze gage and CMM data to adjust weld fixture details to produce parts that meet dimensional requirements.
- Assist and train operators and welders in determining weld quality using calipers, visual inspection, and destruct tests.
- Oversee the weld department in the team leader’s absence.
- Provide leadership and technical support for 5S and lean objectives.
- Assist in departmental measurable goals relating to customer concerns, cost of quality, cost savings, safety, and on-time PPAP’s
Preventative Maintenance (PM):
- Assist the Welding Engineer in data collection for continuous improvement activities.
- Support Tool Room on preventative maintenance (PM) per the instructions on weld fixture.
- Perform PM’s on weld cells and auxiliary equipment.
- Provide suggestions to continuously improve the preventative maintenance schedules.
- Provide assistance in the design, build, installation, and start-up of weld cells/fixtures, size machine/tools, leak test machine/tools, and all auxiliary equipment.
- Complete equipment changeovers according to the changeover instructions for weld fixtures, size tools, leak test tools, poka yokes, and all auxiliary equipment.
- Utilize EAM to document time spent on CM’s and PM’s.
- Set up and troubleshoot automated welding applications.
- Provide assistance to error-proofing processes through 8D problem-solving.
- Support “End of Runs”, by working with both Tool Room and Machine Operators to identify and address any issues during each run.
- Maintain weld equipment and processes to OSHA, MIOSHA, and Pridgeon & Clay standards.
- Create programs for Fanuc Systems