Welding Engineer

Website Magna International

Welding Engineer Job Highlights

Title Welding Engineer
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience 3-5 Years
Function Engineering/IT
Location Ethridge, TN, United States
Company Magna International

Company Profile

Magna International is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers and is dedicated to delivering mobility solutions. The company’s competitive capabilities include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems, and complete vehicle solutions.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Welding Engineer who will be responsible for the management and support of all plant weld systems and documentation, and for working with Engineering on new weld machine controls and standards.

Educational Qualification

Work Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in an automotive welding engineering, design, and program development environment
  • Resistance welding experience (required)
  • Prior experience in weld laboratory duties


  • Achieve department objectives in support of company production, quality, and safety goals.
  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating Systems, and company policies.
  • Attend and participate in department meetings, plant meetings, and training; participate in customer visitations as designated by the department manager.
  • Communicate effectively with company personnel, customers, and vendors.
  • Develop and implement a training program for maintenance technicians in the troubleshooting and repair of robotic GMAW welding equipment.
  • Develop and implement a training program for troubleshooting and problem-solving of welding issues.
  • Develop and implement documents and procedures for validation of welding equipment and processes to meet or exceed customer specifications.
  • Develop and implement parameters for weld length, leg length, throat length, penetration, and structural quality for welded automotive assemblies.
  • Develop and implement training and certification programs for production associates in robotic and hand GMAW/Tig welding techniques and procedures.
  • Develop and implement work instructions for part fit-up, tack, weld, and repair requirements.
  • Maintain weld drawings.
  • Participate in APQP processes relating to the design of weld assembly work cells and tooling.
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities.
  • Promote continual improvement in weld quality and weld processes.
  • Provide Engineering and Quality Assurance personnel as assigned with welding expertise to support existing and new customer programs.
  • Provide reports as required by the Engineering Manager or other departments.
  • Provide technical welding expertise to the welding lab, including personnel, equipment, documents, and records of compliance. Evaluate and make recommendations regarding current and new weld assembly processing, tooling, and equipment.
  • Recommend design changes to improve the quality, reliability, and productivity of welding processes.
  • Supervise and manage the setup and programming of robots for welding.
  • Support new program launches and customer expectations.
  • Work effectively with Q.A., Engineering, and Production departments’ associates for continual improvement of department methods, procedures, and policies; assist in the implementation of.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Key Qualifications-

  • Adhere to and comply with and exceed where possible all applicable federal, state, and OSHA environmental, health, and safety laws, regulations, external/internal standards, and other requirements in all its operations that relate to its health, safety, and environmental aspects.
  • Conduct accident/incident investigations and implement corrective actions and Continued Improvements
  • Conduct monthly safety inspections and implement corrective actions.
  • Correct or commends health and safety performance.
  • Correct unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Ensure Team Members use or wear the protective equipment required by Magna Structures Tennessee LLC.
  • Familiarity with Engineering and Quality practices and procedures including APQP, PPAP, blueprint reading, GD&T, use of measuring instruments, checking aids/fixtures, computer applications, mechanical testing, and customer and IATF 16949 requirements.
  • Good organizational, leadership, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Members of any potential hazards or provide written instructions as to the measures to protect the Team Member
  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a Team Member and report any known contravention out of their control to their BU Leader/Manager


  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees, suppliers, and customers and work effectively within a team environment.
  • Able to organize, schedule, and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Able to prepare, read, write, and interpret written reports, procedures, instructions, and guidelines.
  • Able to travel.
  • Able to use computer and software as required.
  • Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive employee relations.
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements
  • Proficiency with Advanced Product Quality Planning methods
  • Strong computer skills are required.
  • Strong experience/knowledge in robotic programming for welding processes, preferably using Fanuc or MotoMan equipment.

Employer’s Statement

Magna International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company hires on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.magna.com.

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