Industrial Engineer (Weld)

Website Siemens

Industrial Engineer (Weld) Job Highlights

Title Industrial Engineer – Weld
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Production/Manufacturing
Location Sacramento, CA, United States
Company Siemens

Company Profile

Siemens is a technology company that focuses on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. It is a leading global provider of short-distance, regional, and long-distance rolling stock, as well as product and system solutions for passenger and freight transport.

Siemens Mobility is a market leader in the production of passenger locomotives and coaches and light rail vehicles.

Job Profile

The company is looking for an Industrial Engineer (Weld) who will ensure that production is ready to go at the scheduled start of production on each project with all required processes, jigs, and fixtures.

Improve production to meet production rate and budget targets utilizing lean methodologies and practical process knowledge.

Prepare standardized work instructions, design welding/assembly jigs and fixtures, welding/assembly templates, and equipment.

Also, provide critical process control guidance to production, maintenance, and quality control to improve the dimensional accuracy of our products.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess 2+ years of experience planning production welding and fabrication processes (e.g., rail, aviation, naval, heavy equipment).
  • Experience using different types of bills of materials.


  • Collect, review, and implement suggested improvements from front-line team members
  • Design jigs and fixtures using engineering requirements, engineering drawings, and manufacturing inputs. Modify existing jigs and fixtures to accommodate additional design variants in parallel with existing production.
  • Developing department procedures to reduce costs and improve operations.
  • Development of detailed specifications for jigs and fixtures for manufacturing processes using takt time, capacity calculations, engineering product design, and sourcing jigs and fixtures from vendors.
  • Respond to and resolve issues for running production including reviewing the dimensional accuracy of welded parts and making adjustments or modifications to fixtures in an already running production line.
  • Review engineering drawings, and 3D engineering models using Pro-E or PTC Creo to gain an understanding of manufacturing process requirements such as job sequence, workflow, and production time.


  • A history of driving challenging projects in adverse conditions
  • A history of a hands-on approach to problem solving and countermeasure implementation within own areas of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the structure and make-up of vehicles, including welding activities, fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tooling and fixtures for manufacturing and their impact on dimensional accuracy and welding quality.
  • Practical knowledge of the lean toolbox and ability to utilize lean principles to reduce waste.
  • Project management skills, including developing project plans, timelines/schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, calculating ROI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of structural welding codes AWS D1.1/D1.3, EN 15085.
  • Required travel: 5%

Credible Qualifications

  • MS or advanced degree (or foreign equivalent) in Welding Engineering, Welding Technology, Metallurgy, or Industrial or Mechanical Engineering with a focus on welding, production, manufacturing, and logistics.
  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt/Six Sigma Black Belt/Lean Expert Certification
  • Experience designing and fabricating jigs/fixtures using additive manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of welding codes API 1104, ASTM, ASME, DNV OS-F101, AWS D1.1/D1.3, DN 15085, and NACE/ISO 15156 as well as DIN and EN.
  • Work experience in the rail business, preferably in light rail, heavy rail, or related production, is needed.
  • Practical experience using complex Factory Planning Methods such as defining high-level manufacturing plans, identifying/analyzing new technologies required, creating a value stream analysis, performing space needs analysis, performing capacity analysis, implementation planning, etc. preferred.
  • Practical experience developing technology roadmaps for a range of automation options from spot welding, to robot welding, to using new material types such as SST, Aluminum, etc. preferred.
  • Practical experience collaborating remotely with engineers in sister factories to share technical knowledge, manufacturing knowledge, and technologies
  • Practical experience training others on Lean topics, facilitating Lean improvement activities, and leading lean improvement activities (KAIZEN) within a welding environment.
  • Practical experience utilizing and implementing lean methods and tools such as 5s, 7 Types of Waste, 8-Step Practical Problem Solving (root cause analysis), Yamazumi Methods, Flow, Total Flow, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping and Design/Process Flow Diagrams, ABC-XYZ Analysis, and Lean Shop Floor Management Model.
  • Practical experience coaching and training staff at all levels and functions of the organization including Lean in Production, Lean in Engineering, Lean in Quality, Lean in Procurement/Purchasing/Supply Chain, and Lean at the Supplier.
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems (highly desired)
  • Bi-lingual German and English or Spanish and English (a plus)

Employer’s Statement

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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