Website Woodward

Welding Engineer Job Highlights

Title Welding Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Engineering/IT
Location Zeeland, MI, United States
Company Woodward

Company Profile

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions for aerospace and industrial markets.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Welding Engineer or Operations Engineer 1 (level 1) who will provide manufacturing expertise to solve difficult problems and continuously improve our manufacturing organization and/or supply base.

Supports production from a technical standpoint.

The position will report to Technical Leadership.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical/Science or International equivalent (required)
  • Professional Certifications preferred (i.e. AWS, SME, CWE, CWI, etc.)

Work Experience

  • No professional experience is required
  • Internship in related industry (desired)

Duties/Responsibilities

Essential Functions-

  • Adheres to applicable Quality System requirements
  • Creates and maintains process documentation and updates work order documentation
  • General understanding of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) concepts and supports new product introduction
  • General understanding of Six Sigma and Lean tools to improve processes
  • Learns from more senior Operations Engineers. You may guide/direct Manufacturing Specialists.
  • Learns the steps involved to incorporate process improvements
  • Recognizes problems that are beyond capabilities and is learning from the experts in the area
  • Represents the company with our customers
  • Supports cell layouts and process improvement initiatives
  • Supports implementation of basic engineering changes
  • Supports new capital equipment purchases and implementation
  • Supports Process Flow Charts, PFMEA, and Control Plans
  • Supports technical solutions
  • Supports the manufacturing floor for any process related questions
  • Supports updates to management on operations status

Other Functions-

  • General understanding tools and fixturing
  • General understanding of all applicable software
  • Manufacturing Engineering Specific Functions: General understanding of applicable manufacturing processes
  • Industrial Engineer Specific Functions: General design understanding of process layouts and supports ergonomic studies, time studies, and implementation
  • Controls Engineer Specific Functions: General understanding of PLC’s and Automation

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Effective written/verbal communication skills, basic presentation skills
  • General computer and basic technical writing skills
  • General Project planning tools
  • General Six Sigma knowledge; Basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • General troubleshooting and problem-solving skills; General understanding of Root Cause Analysis
  • General understanding and ability to read electrical and/or mechanical machine drawings
  • General understanding of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) concepts and supports new product introduction

Manufacturing Engineering-

  • General understanding of applicable manufacturing processes; Ability to apply advanced knowledge of capabilities studies, Gage R&R, and machine capability; General understanding and ability to read product drawings

Industrial Engineering-

  • General understanding of applicable manufacturing processes; Ability to apply advanced knowledge of capabilities studies, Gage R&R, and machine capability; General understanding and ability to read product drawings

Controls Engineering-

  • General knowledge of database management software skills

Materials/Equipment Used

  • Other manufacturing equipment, as required.
  • PC’s, copiers

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • May be required to pass Near Vision and/or Color Vision examinations
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Office environment
  • Production environment with possible exposure to noise, dust, and temperatures above 80 degrees F

ITAR Statement

  • This position requires the use of information that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
  • All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Benefits/Perks

  • 401k with company match and company stock plan
  • Annual bonus based on profitability and other performance metrics
  • Annual merit increases
  • Company-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care and dependent care spending account
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance with a health reimbursement account
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick time, jury duty, and bereavement leave
  • Tuition reimbursement

Employer’s Statement

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer – male, female, disabled, and protected veterans.

To apply for this job please visit woodward.taleo.net.

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