Weld Engineer in Ames, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Ames, IA
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is looking for a Weld Engineer to work onsite with our customer in Ankeny, IA in the manufacturing and agricultural industry. As a Quality Weld Engineer, you will use quality tools and processes to formulate/facilitate quality activities for current production welding departments. Additionally, you will:

  • Provide tactical support for issue resolution on the production floor.
  • Facilitate FMEA's, RCAs, part inspections, and other quality processes.
  • Track quality issues using NCCA and QIT process.
  • Support improvement projects through continuous improvement (CI) teams.
  • Lead containment and yard program efforts of defect identification- drive corrective actions.
  • Encourage early issue communication to drive improvement team activities.
  • Support cross-functional alignment across the factory on welding quality plans and requirements.


  • Knowledge of drawing and schematic interpretation, weld symbols, product models (Creo), and welding standards.
  • Knowledge of quality processes such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), Root Cause Analysis and Statistics.
  • Advanced knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and distribution process, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities.
  • Knowledge of technology developments, processes and practices.
  • Knowledge of welding and potential defects, failure modes, and mistake proofing.
  • Background in Manufacturing Engineering, especially Welding.

What Makes a Candidate Stand Out:

  • 3+ years of experience in one or more related engineering areas: industrial, production, methods, reliability, design, manufacturing or quality.
  • Team leadership and mentoring experience.
  • Experience with weld engineering tools, systems, and databases.
  • Experience in use of statistical tools and techniques for quality management.
  • Solid knowledge of problem solving methods, techniques, processes and tools and selects the right ones for complex situations and problems.
  • Solid experience related with Welding and manufacturing processes (2 years minimum).
  • Knowledge of advanced quality tools such as Design of Experiments and Regression Analysis.
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) – American Welding Society.
  • Education (or equivalent work experience): Ideally you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technical and/or Business Management discipline or equivalent experience.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer