Welding Technician

Website G.A. Richards Group

Welding Technician Job Highlights

Title Welding Technician
Type Full Time (2nd shift)
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Norton Shores, MI, United States
Company G.A. Richards Group

Company Profile

G.A. Richards is a furniture and home furnishings manufacturer. The company provides value engineering and analysis that support the design requirements, allowing to manufacture of components to the exact specifications while maintaining exceptional levels of quality and efficiency.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Welding Technician who will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of weld department equipment to support production so that goals and quality standards can be met.

Educational Qualification

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • Assist with Water-Tower maintenance and other misc. equipment maintenance throughout the facility
  • Conduct experiments and tests and evaluates data to assist welding engineering personnel in the development and application of new or improved welding equipment; welding techniques, procedures, and practices; and specifications for material heat treating: Assists engineering personnel in testing and evaluating welding equipment, metals, and alloys.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities with the production teams to minimize machine downtime and interruption to production schedules.
  • Ensure an accurate inventory of maintenance supplies and equipment in the weld department for all perishable and spare part components (electrodes, connections, shunts, fixture bases, seal kits, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with the quality system and applicable policy, procedure, and practice
  • Evaluates data and conduct experiments to develop an application of new equipment or improved techniques, procedures, or practices
  • Perform unscheduled maintenance on weld equipment and fixtures, including supporting production by responding to calls and performing quickly executed troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, robotic, and welding problems to minimize machine downtime
  • Safely operate a forklift to move equipment and material within the facility
  • Specify plant weld equipment and fixture needs. Quote and present information to management for review
  • Tinius Olsen – force test machine (push-out)
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks on weld equipment and weld fixtures including-
    -Install, replace, and repair pumps, valves, bearings, gauges, and other components on all equipment
    -Inspect equipment, seal pumps, and replace filters on all equipment
    -Check voltages and amps on electrical equipment
    -Check and install electrical motors and change the oil in gearboxes


  • ABB and Fanuc robotics. Use of HMI’s or Panel Views
  • AC motors and variable frequency drives
  • Controls knowledge (PLCs, robotics, switches, proxes, lasers, cameras, and other sensors) Allen-Bradley programmable controllers and operator interfaces such as HMI’s and Panel Views
  • Electrical and mechanical troubleshooting
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (MIG) process and maintenance on welding equipment
  • Knowledge and understanding of pneumatics
  • Knowledge of electrical testing equipment
  • Knowledge of LOTO and Arc Flash Ability to work flexible hours
  • Knowledge of low and high-pressure hydraulics

Employer’s Statement

G.A. Richards Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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