Welding Process Specialist

Website Airgas

Welding Process Specialist Job Highlights

Title Welding Process Specialist
Type Full Time
Experience 4 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Kansas City, KS, 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 hiring a Welding Process Specialist who will support Airgas customers and sales by advancing the knowledge of our customers in welding applications and products.

Requires an engineering approach to the role. Needs to understand welding processes and troubleshooting.

Education Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or additional years of formalized welding training/experience.
  • Associate’s Degree in Welding (AAS) – highly preferred. In lieu of an Associate’s degree, may accept Military Welding training
  • Requires successfully passing the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) exam sponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS) once hired to formally and successfully enter the Airgas Welding training program.
  • Membership within the American Welding Society (AWS), American Society for Materials (ASM), American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), American Society for Quality (ASQ), American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) or Society for Mechanical Engineering (SME) – highly desirable.

Work Experience

  • 4 years of prior welding industry experience (required)
  • Experience in welding applications and products with demonstrated knowledge of creating cost-saving solutions and troubleshooting issues (highly desired)
  • Prior sales experience is preferred; technical sales engineering experience in a manufacturing environment (a plus)


  • Conducts training for customers and employees as needed.
  • Develop in-depth technical knowledge to become proficient at matching customer needs with the appropriate Airgas products and service(s), to address customer inquiries, and to provide customer service.
  • Develops an understanding of and utilizes the Airgas sales tools (Efficiency Analysis, Welding surveys, Welding 201) to promote sales and margin profitability.
  • Operates in a safe manner at all times and is a proactive advocate of safety promoting safety by example and aggressively promoting safety with other associates and customers.
  • Responsible for growing profitable sales of Welding Processes and Welding Applications to both new and existing small to midsize Airgas customers.
  • Special projects and other duties as required.
  • Travels to customer sites with the Advanced Fabrication Welding Process Specialist to gain an understanding of the customer’s current welding processes and help in the determination of what Airgas welding solutions would further benefit the customer. Travel 50-60% of the time throughout the state.
  • Utilizes sales skills and technical/product knowledge; becoming well-versed in flexible and fixed automation applications and CNC cutting systems.


  • Ability to build effective relationships with all levels and roles both within Airgas and outside the organization.
  • Ability to travel 50-60% of the time.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; works well with others in a cross-functional team environment across the organization knowing who to engage to achieve results. Uses candor and sensitivity in their dealings with others.
  • Demonstrated relationship management and consultative aptitude with the ability to problem-solve and devise technical solutions for the customer.
  • Demonstrates both a strong interest and basic knowledge and understanding of welding processes and applications.
  • Knowledge of the principles of TQM, Lean, or Six Sigma.
  • PC skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to multi-task and be flexible.
  • Strong mathematical, problem-solving, and analytical skills with the ability to apply to customer sales analysis and cost comparisons.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • 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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