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Weld Technician

Kelly Services

Columbus, IN
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Job Title Weld Technician

Jobid US0000DS_24956038

Location: Columbus, IN, 47202, USA

Description **Job Description**

In his/her field of expertise, and through either plant manufacturing, welding and /test processes, the Welding Technician will be capable of:

Evaluation and correction of welding and weld testing processes, weld development/implementation of weld issues preventative counter measures and process improvement, aimed at eliminating variability & validating weld process innovations.

Ensure under weld engineering directive development and deployment of weld process standards, reduced weld set-up procedures, weld guidelines, and best practices implementation.

Support welds equipment evaluation, weld programs process enhancements, for improved reliability and focus on daily plant and weld process improvements.

Plant Processes:

Continuous improvement: Support continuous improvement of weld processes, tooling and equipment.

Trouble shooting: Support weld equipment/robotics, production methods, TPM, Safety/Machine Safeguarding

Maintenance of production: Assist in analyzing, validating and implementing weld process modifications, program improvements, root cause of micro stoppages in the welding field, and other weld process related sources of downtime and scrap related to his/her field of expertise. Supports inputting data for a Maintenance/weld issues tracking local database for weld processes, weld tooling & related equipment

Robotics: Capable of optimizing welding variables in speed, amperage, wire tension, torch path geometry, gas flow/mix, splatter/burn-through/porosity/cold-weld elimination and process standardization. Participate in QRCI-s to resolve welding process and equipment follow-up and validations. Support reception, installation and start-up of welding processes and equipment

Standards and best practices: Ensure application of 13 Mandatory Rules/Safety Laws, 7 Quality Basics and process standards. Identify best practices for his/her expertise network for deployment throughout NAO as directed

Program Processes:

Welding: Tactical support of gaps relative to welding related issues plant, Tactical support of gaps relative to robotic issues plant wide, Support and maintenance of weld standardization plant wide, Maintenance of weld equipment plant wide, Training weld personnel in the building, Ensure that checklists and guidelines for all welding processes are applied, Validate Operator training, Magic Square audits, and technology choices as directed, and Ensure process capabilities are consistent with product manufacturability.

Process development: Define process solutions and ensure that process standards are applied, and Follow-up alternative process recommendations, support prototype tooling & fixtures build (when applicable).

Tooling and equipment procurement: Support the Engineers within the organization during Run-at-rates, PPAP-s, new supplier validations and continued optimizations, and Validate tooling and equipment reception as directed.

Generic processes:

Process improvement and innovation: Assist engineering in improving processes related to his/her field of expertise.

Standardization: As directed define, maintain and improve process standards in his/her field of expertise (tooling, equipment), and As directed ensure that process standards are applied (plants and programs).

Best practices: Identify and validate best practices in his/her perimeter, Integrate best practices in process guidelines and/or standards, and Promote and ensure deployment of best practices.

Capacity management: Assist in the maintenance and update a database of weld processes and equipment related to his/her field of expertise, and Support a NAO expertise network for development, deployment and implementation of process improvements and innovations.



The ideal candidate will have/be:

Minimum (2) years of experience in automotive exhaust manufacturing/welding

Good interpersonal skills (Job requires a lot of personnel interaction)

Good baseline understanding of computers and basic computer logic

Proven technical skills on process and product, in welding.

Robotics welding experience.

English required.

Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Code of Ethics and Code of Management.


Desired but not mandatory

Background in basic and mid-level robotic programming and troubleshooting.

PLC background

This is a career type position. Looking for individuals that will want to stay in the position long term

Must be willing to be trained in both welding and robotics to reach desired competency levels.

10 hour days and weekend work will be required.

Job can be stressful during problem times. Must be able to handle stress and work through problems under stressful situations

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

At KellyServices ® , we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune100 ™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to accessthe best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connectwith Kelly.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 peoplearound the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network oftalent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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