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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.
Director of Plant Operations

Job Summary

Leads process efficiency projects, delivering measurable productivity and quality gains.  Develops innovative approaches to production problems, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish operations strategy, objectives, best practices, tools and metrics to deliver best in class performance across the Supply Chain (direct and indirect reports).
  • Work with engineering to develop value streams that support customer JIT needs, provide the highest level of quality with the shortest lead time and promote maximum efficiency and utilization of equipment and manpower.
  • Assist in ongoing development of supervisors, practicing Six Sigma methods of problem solving. Provide supervisors with tools and resources to be successful and hold them accountable.
  • Help develop standards to measure improvements in quality, productivity efficiencies, as well as supervisor and team leader effectiveness. Review and evaluate cost effectiveness, consistency, quality, accuracy and performance of plant operations to standards and takes action as necessary to correct discrepancies.
  • Lead and execute Lean Six Sigma (LSS) initiatives by engaging with senior leaders across the organization to identify and scope Lean-related business challenges, conduct fact-based analyses and problem solving. Develop actionable recommendations and lead the execution of approved plans.
  • Ensure the production process complies with the project targets, approve the design for processes developed internally or externally and perform final tests with respect to the project.
  • Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing the processes, methods and machinery, cost goals and expected results.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical field of study.
  • Five (5) years of Lean Manufacturing or Continuous Improvement experience in a manufacturing environment. Six Sigma certification preferred.
  • Proven ability to understand and apply the methodologies of lean manufacturing and material flow. Value Stream Manager!
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills. Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. Ability to collaborate, influence and coach both direct and indirect reports.
  • Project management capabilities with ability to lead continuous improvement workshops/events.

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