R&D Welding Technician

Website Hobart Filler Metals

R&D Welding Technician Job Highlights

Title R&D Welding Technician
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Troy, OH, United States
Company Hobart Filler Metals

Company Profile

Hobart Filler Metals (Hobart Brothers Company) manufactures tubular wires (flux-cored and metal-cored), stick electrodes, and solid wires designed to increase productivity, improve quality and reduce costs.

Job Profile

The company is looking to hire an R&D Welding Technician who will evaluate new tubular and stick electrode arc welding consumables, evaluate reformulations of existing products, and help troubleshoot issues as necessary.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants require a High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • Graduates of the 9-month welding program at HIWT or equivalent vocational training program preferred or extended form of in-house apprenticeship.


  • Perform welding evaluations and provide feedback (verbal or written) to the product formulation engineer. Evaluations consist of-
  • Weld test formulas using a bead-on-flat plate, and fillet welds in all positions.
  • Welding chemical analysis test pads (chempads)
  • Welding standard multi-pass groove weld test plates in all positions
  • Must be able to articulate what they see while welding and express how different products perform in a clear, meaningful fashion
  • At a minimum, must be capable of welding in all positions with FCAW and SMAW processes
  • Must be willing and able to develop expertise with all arc welding processes (SMAW, GMAW, MCAW, FCAW, and SAW), and with all ‘families’ of products in the Hobart Brothers portfolio.
  • Must be familiar with common welding codes (AWS, ASME, and standard industry practices (welding techniques, welding procedure specifications, pre- and post-heating requirements, etc.)
  • Must be adaptable, and able to weld by following welding procedure requirements.
  • Must learn to perform other test methods and procedures.
  • Those methods include- robotic welding systems, fume generation tests, deposition rate tests, hardness testing, hot- and cold-cracking tests, and diffusible hydrogen testing.


  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite Programs (Teams, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly and work on your feet 6+ hours per day
  • Maintain a safe, clean, well-organized workspace and perform housekeeping duties as necessary.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Prepare base metal using industrial bandsaws, and belt/angle grinders as needed.
  • Safety conscience and willing to be part of a proactive safety and improvement culture.
  • Willing to cross-train and assist as needed in Lab Service Areas (Bandsaw, Chemistry Lab, Machine Shop, and Mechanical Testing Lab)
  • Work safely with oxy-fuel heating and cutting torches.

Employer’s Statement

Hobart Brothers Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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