Position Summary : Provide lab analysis support to product development, launch teams and manufacturing by performing weld structure analysis.
Evaluates weld quality, integrity, dimensional measurements and compliance to weld specifications through the process of cutting, sectioning, and applying chemical etchants to a weld.
Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following :
Prepare all test coupons for welding performance qualification testing including but not limited to sawing, shearing, grinding, etc;
Cut, polish, and etch weld cross-sections to facilitate weld examination per specified sample size and frequencies.
Operate equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
Perform inspection and testing for visible defects, correct dimensions, weld penetration, and conformance with engineering drawings and specifications;
examine to detect flaws, such as cracks, cold welds, porosity, and undercut.
Ensure all inspection and measuring equipment is compliant with current calibration; Assist as needed in the calibration and certification of all process inspection and test equipment.
Able to manage data and create reports as required.
Responsible for the safe handling, storage and disposal of acids and chemicals.
Provide input for inspection methods and improvements related to the job.
Provide cut and etch data to Engineers, Quality Management, Program Management and Production Management for PPAP's, Prototypes, Special Request, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Validations.
Ensure the cleanliness, order of inspection, and test stations per 5S standards.
Attend or organize departmental meetings to clarify reports or assigned activities.
Maintain close communication with Engineers, Weld Technician, Quality Technicians and Production Employees operating weld cells during shift.
Develop and maintain Weld Tech training on cut and etch processes Shape wide.
Position Skills and Experience Requirements :
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and / or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Minimum High School diploma.
1 2 years of weld experience as well as experience in quality inspection.
Working knowledge of MIG welding processes and understanding of weld terminology (penetration, Fuse leg, throat, undercut, porosity, etc.)
Individual must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization.
Must be computer literate and have proficiency with Microsoft programs such as Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn new analysis software such as PAX-it.
Competent in the use, calibration, and preventative maintenance of the microscopes and all other cut and etch equipment.
Ability to use the Shape Production System to solve problems when they occur.
Ability to read, understand, and interpret weld drawings, blueprints, engineering drawings, and all customer weld specifications.
ASW Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Certificate or equivalent is preferred but not required
Minimum Company specific requirements :
Passion : Personal Commitment to the success of Shape
Learning : Commitment to ongoing personal and team development
Respect : Respectful treatment of others via open honest and direct communication
Accountability : Disciplined approach to personal and peer accountability