Engineering Welding Technician (1st Shift)

Date: Mar 26, 2024

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37604

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.9 billion company with 150 years of history and employ more than 13,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.  Our Johnson City location in Eastern Tennessee is home to approximately 1000 employees on our Manufacturing and Engineering teams for Residential Water Heaters, a product category in which we have #1 market share - nearly 40% of homes with a water heater have an A. O. Smith brand.

Primary Function

The Welding Technician(1st Shift) will support the plant in reaching production goals by creating, modifying and documenting programs for welding equipment.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Create, Modify and document programs for welding equipment; including hard automation welders and robotic welders within WPS to produce welds that meet the internal code/specification stated on the print
  • Document and maintain welding parameters on the Welding Procedure Specification with the assistance of the Welding Engineer
  • Read and interpret welding codes/specifications stated on part prints to ensure quality of parts
  • Interpret weld cross sections and etching samples and take appropriate corrective action
  • Assist operators in all set-ups and welding adjustments, especially during change-overs, on automatic and manual welding equipment
  • Optimize welding processes, maintaining and improving weld procedures used in the plant
  • Troubleshoot welding equipment malfunctions, monitor results and report status
  • Perform in shop (OJT) and classroom training for operators in equipment and processes used in the plant
  • Responsible for collecting FPY data and other reports necessary to evaluate operator performance & equipment improvements
  • Assist Engineering in running weld tests and performing special tasks and projects related to welding.
  • Assist in analyzing, validating and implementing weld process modifications, program improvements, root cause of stoppages in the welding field, and other weld process related sources of downtime and scrap.
  • Conduct quality testing of welds and evaluate results.

Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree and 3 years of related work experience or training
  • Experience in troubleshooting and preventative maintenance of welding equipment
  • Assist in analyzing, validating and implementing weld process modifications, program improvements, root cause of stoppages in the welding field, and other weld process related sources of downtime and scrap.
  • Knowledge of welding technology (GMAW, SMAW, SAW, Resistance), testing and problem solving
  • Resistance welding experience a plus- will train
  • Robotics programming experience required- three years minimum
  • Experience instructing others in welding processes (classroom and OJT) a plus- will train
  • Experience running and troubleshooting seam welders a plus- will train
  • Must be able to work closely with production
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact constructively and effectively with peers and all levels of management
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Automation/PLC programming skills a plus-will train
  • Experience with laser seam trackers a plus-will train
     

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting/standing and frequent bending and reaching.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds overhead and maneuver various parts weighting up to 50 lbs.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.


Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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