Welding/Automation Specialist

Website Airgas

Welding/Automation Specialist Job Highlights

Title Welding/Automation Specialist
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Company Airgas

Company Profile

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, hard goods/related products, safety products, ammonia products, and process chemicals.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Welding/Automation Specialist who will follow up on sales leads, make presentations in a professional manner, prepare quotes, produce conceptual Hard Automation application drawings, and expand current Company Hard Automation sales channels.

Coach and assist customers in self-performing their own heat treating and orbital welding.

Work directly with end-user customers and support our field sales team.

Possess excellent communication, business, and leadership skills and be able to demonstrate their past successes.

Education Level

  • Post-secondary education equivalent to an Associate’s Degree in Engineering or a related field (preferred)

Work Experience

  • 5+ years of sales experience in Weld Process Sales
  • Preference is given to applicants with additional Qualifications/Certifications such as CWI, CWE, CRAW, CWS, NCCER instructor, etc.


  • Cold-calls and creates compilations of potential customers and leads.
  • Coordinates and performs onsite set up of equipment and demonstrations.
  • Develops and maintains customer relationships to move them from novice to competent self-performers in Orbital welding and Heat Treating.
  • Expands current Weld Automation sales channels as well as developing and growing new sales channels such as growing lines, cladding systems, hard automation work cell integration, and other specialized Hard Automation Integration applications.
  • Initiates and grows relationships with all Red-D-Arc Sales Leaders to grow Weld Automation Sales within each Red-D-Arc District.
  • Maintains accurate and timely reports including business plans and regional forecasts.
  • Makes application recommendations for Weld Automation product lines.
  • Represents the company at trade association meetings and trade shows.
  • Trains RDA field sales teams and Airgas Adv. Fab Specialists to understand our capabilities and grow standard & specialized PMT sales.


  • Strong Background in all welding processes with special emphasis on automation and SAW


  • Competitive salaries
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Choose between 5 medical plan options
  • Select from two valuable dental plan options
  • Always have the medication you need with a prescription drug plan
  • Keep tabs on your eye health with our vision care plan
  • Basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Optional spouse and dependent life insurance
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Basic long-term disability insurance
  • Worker’s compensation insurance
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • On-site training programs
  • Leadership development courses
  • Scholarship programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Auto, home, and personal property insurance options

Employer’s Statement

Airgas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability.

To apply for this job please visit airliquidehr.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com.

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