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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).
CMM Operator

Job Summary

Set-up and operate CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) to make precise measurement of parts to ensure that quality standards are met.
Performs floor inspection of first and subsequent piece parts.  Uses a variety of precision measuring instruments and gauging equipment.  May act as a lead person in a department.  Offer solutions to inspection problems.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate CMM inspection device for use in close tolerance study of parts, tooling, gauging, etc.
  • Maintains data necessary to document the project set-up, project outputs and ongoing studies utilizing the CMM machine.
  • Reads and interprets customer drawings and specifications and identify appropriate inspection methods.
  • Perform receiving, in-process, and final inspections as required.
  • Understand the First Article process and be able to fully complete first article to company requirements utilizing the CMM output.
  • Set-up and tear down of fixtures including alignment of fixtures for first time run.
  • Load and unload parts from the coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).
  • Create program set-up and execution documentation.
  • Ensure quality reports for each part are distributed to required personnel.
  • Investigate instances of mismeasurement; to identify research, analyze, and report measurement problems.
  • Convert round drawing dimensions to planar layouts and perform blank layout inspections.
  • Verify and double check accuracy of new layouts.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and provide detailed information to operators on dimensional adjustments needed to meet customer specifications.
  • Notify supervisor/quality assurance and/or quality engineering of potential containment needs.
  • May be called on to act as a lead providing direction/training to employees to ensure productivity, quality and safety.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Basic math, computer and data entry skills
  • Basic understanding of metrology
  • Proficient at using various measurement equipment including calipers, micrometers, pin gauges, height gauges, and scales
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to perform visual inspections of welds and surface condition to ensure quality standards are met
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis

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Receiving and Inventory Coordinator

Job Summary

This position supports the company’s material flow of incoming and outgoing materials.  This flow is directly responsible for the productivity of our just-in-time (JIT) work cells. This position is responsible for receipt of all incoming materials, supplies, equipment and returned goods, as well as conducting inventory counts and resolving any discrepancies.  The Receiving and Inventory Specialist will contribute to the organization by helping ensure that material is available when needed and any discrepancies are resolved to prevent disruption of finished product to our customers. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Check quantity, type, size, part number, dimensions, etc. of goods received to properly identify materials.
  • Process paperwork, route or deliver to appropriate location and maintain records.
  • Conduct cycle counts per established schedule. Investigate discrepancies and report differences to appropriate resource(s).
  • Process transactions to reconcile inventory.
  • Follow established procedures for rejected material in a timely manner, including preparing material to be returned, scrapping material as directed, or other disposition as instructed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • APICS or previous inventory experience work/training preferred
  • Strong math, computer, communication and reasoning skills
  • Ability to operate a fork truck and other material handling equipment
  • Ability to operate a crane
  • Ability to work without direct supervision/self-motivated

Physical Demands

  • The ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to bend and lift fifty (50) pounds between floor level and a height of five feet six inches (5’6″).
  • The ability to pull or push up to 1150 pounds.
  • The ability to walk or stand for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to use hands to manipulate objects.

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