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Weld Technician

Job Summary

Provides welding expertise and support for manufacturing operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees preventive maintenance and basic repairs of welding equipment.
  • Maintains welding supply inventory.
  • Provides programming and other daily production support for automated/robotic weld applications.
  • Assists with operator weld training.
  • Troubleshoots welding issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five years of experience welding.
  • Must be familiar with GMAW & GTAW. Experience/understanding of Plasma, Resistance/Projection, and/or Laser welding a plus.
  • One year of experience working with automated welding equipment.
  • Experience with robot programming. Fanuc programming experience preferred.
  • Associate Degree in Welding or Automation (or related field) or presently working to complete this degree.
  • CWI or working toward certification preferred, but not required.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret routine correspondence (i.e. job routings, warnings, etc.). Ability to write and record information.  Ability to communicate with co-workers and understand oral instructions.

Physical Demands

  • The ability to pull or push up to 1100 pounds on a cart with wheels.
  • The ability to stand and walk on concrete for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to bend and lift up to fifty (50) pounds between floor level and a height of five feet (5′).
  • The ability to bend and lift up to twenty (20) pounds between floor level and a height of six feet six inches (6’6″).
  • The ability to work in typical Wisconsin levels of heat and humidity.
  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to use hands to manipulate objects (i.e. set stops, etc.).
  • Quality Assurance: The ability to perform visual inspection of material quality, surface condition, machine caused flaws and blank dimensions to ensure quality standards.
  • The ability to work independently.
General Labor Level 1

Job Summary

General Labor Level 1 performs a variety of standardized duties that result in the complete fabrication of motor frames and housings.

Quality Assurance

By adhering to Wenthe-Davidson’s instructions and procedures, customer satisfaction can be maintained.                                                              

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set-up and production of various punching, rolling and welding machines to meet productivity and quality standards.
  • Follow standard work instructions, including performing quality checks.
  • Perform visual inspections of frame welds, surface condition and ring closure.
  • Perform all operations within the cell and be interchangeable with other cell operators.
  • Perform routine cleaning (i.e. dispose of scrap, wipe-down press and sweep area, etc.).
  • Meet the attendance standards as state in the company attendance policy.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and management may instruct you to perform other duties based on business requirements.

 Physical Demands

  • The ability to lift up to and including twenty (20) pounds for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to bend and lift up to and including twenty (20) pounds between floor level and a height of six feet six inches (6’6″).
  • The ability to pull or push up to 1100 pounds with motorized pallet jack.
  • The ability to stand and walk on concrete for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to work in typical Wisconsin levels of heat and humidity.
  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to use hands to manipulate objects (i.e. set stops, etc.).
  • Quality Assurance: The ability to perform visual inspection of welds and surface condition to ensure quality standards.

Mental Demands

  • Education: Basic general education.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret routine correspondence (i.e. job routings, warnings, etc.).  Ability to write and record information.  Ability to communicate with co-workers and understand oral instructions.
  • Reasoning Skills: Ability to follow detailed written and oral instructions.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic shop math and measurements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ability to perform equipment set-up.
  • Knowledge of templates and punch patterns.
  • Knowledge of completed piece dimensional and cosmetic requirements.
  • The ability to meet the attendance standards as stated in the company attendance policy.
General Labor Level 2

Job Summary

General Labor Level 2 work may be in machine operation or paint line operation.

Quality Assurance

By adhering to Wenthe-Davidson’s instructions and procedures, customer satisfaction can be maintained.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Machine Operation:

  • Set-up and production of various punching, rolling and welding machines to meet productivity and quality standards.

Paint Line Operation:

  • Identify the proper hanging and stacking pattern for each order
  • Work with up to four (4) cell operators and a Team Leader to set-up the line and to hang, take off, and stack finished parts.

General:

  • Follow prescribed operation sequence and assist the team in completion of all daily activities.
  • Follow standard work instructions, including performing quality checks.
  • Perform visual inspections to maintain quality standards
  • Perform all operations within the cell and be interchangeable with other cell operators.
  • Perform routine cleaning (i.e. dispose of scrap, wipe-down press and sweep area, etc.).
  • Meet the attendance standards as state in the company attendance policy.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and management may instruct you to perform other duties based on business requirements.

 Physical Demands

  • The ability to lift twenty (20) to fifty-five (55) pounds for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to bend and lift twenty (20) to fifty-five (55) pounds between floor level and a height of six feet six inches (6’6″).
  • The ability to pull or push up to 1100 pounds with motorized pallet jack.
  • The ability to stand and walk on concrete for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to work in typical Wisconsin levels of heat and humidity.
  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to use hands to manipulate objects (i.e. set stops, etc.).
  • Quality Assurance: The ability to perform visual inspection of welds and surface condition to ensure quality standards.

Mental Demands

  • Education: Basic general education.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret routine correspondence (i.e. job routings, warnings, etc.).  Ability to write and record information.  Ability to communicate with co-workers and understand oral instructions.
  • Reasoning Skills: Ability to follow detailed written and oral instructions.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic shop math and measurements.
Tool Designer

Job Summary

Independently completes complex production designs through utilization of design standards and tools in a 3D CAD modeling environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use Inventor, iLogic and AutoCAD Mechanical to develop and design tooling and fixtures.
  • Design tools to aid in the manufacturing process. Update designs with any changes during and after tool build.
  • Work with maintenance, manufacturing, and outside contractors on tool design.
  • Review existing processes and develop solutions to increase productivity and quality or reduce costs.
  • Evaluate new tools, equipment and processes. Assist in making recommendations to senior management to build or buy.
  • Analyze existing procedures and processes for failure modes. Evaluate and modify procedures and processes to reduce/eliminate production defects.
  • Participate in process review teams to determine feasibility of cost effectively manufacturing new products that meet customer needs and quality standards.
  • Work on the manufacturing floor to help resolve problems and on continuous improvement projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two-year technical degree or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in 2020 version of Inventor, AutoCAD Mechanical and iLogic programming or newer.
  • Tool and Die background preferred or 5 years related experience.
  • Skill to read/understand technical material, engineering drawings, industry standards is required. Make suggestions/recommendations regarding the same when needed.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret drawings and schematics and possess troubleshooting skills related to equipment and processes.
  • Working knowledge of precision measuring instruments.
  • Experience in the design of close tolerance tooling and/or detail drafting.
  • High degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and through written communications) with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).

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