Welding Engineer - MAN17057

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 14th June 2019

"New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be."

Our North American Seating Division is looking for a Welding Engineer for its R&D Tech Center at Auburn Hills, Michigan.


The Welding Engineer ensures the design, installation and startup of all welding processes in our plant. The role includes participating in early estimation of assembly needs on programs, working through DFA and feasibility assessments with the design team, drafting and launching requests for quotation, managing suppliers during through the equipment design and build, supporting in installation in the plant, validating the output of the equipment achieves the needs of Faurecia. The welding engineer will then will document lessons learned through analysis of Things Gone Right (TGR) and Things Gone Wrong (TGW).

The main missions of the role are to:

    Perform cycle time and work content analysis based on early product design
  • Drive design reviews and DFA assessment with the product engineering team
  • Review customer and internal equipment and product specifications
  • Participate in development base documentation (process flow, PFMEA, control plan)
  • Develop equipment and tooling specifications
  • Participate in RFQ processes with purchasing
  • Lead supplier reviews ensuring compliance to specification
  • Follow and document the selected vendor design reviews and feedback
  • Ensure proper access studies are completed to ensure correct angles can be maintained
  • Validate selection of materials and isolation in welding tools
  • Perform tool and equipment buy off at supplier site
  • Installation of equipment at Faurecia production site
  • Setup and validation of all equipment at Faurecia
  • Programming robot paths and setting up welding tooling
  • Development of all working documentation for equipment (Standardized work, OK First Part, TPM, etc)
  • Ensure adherence to rules for ergonomics and HSE
  • Maintain good housekeeping standards
  • Follow all safety procedures
  • On specific projects, review design to ensure product assembly ease, VA/VE activities
  • Participate in feasibility studies
  • Month end reporting
  • Sign-off on all sub assembly designs  assuring  we have no assembly issues
  • Participate in Prototype builds to assure that assembly process can be run efficiently in Production
  • All other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have/be:


  • Bachelors Degree in a technical field and minimum 5 years experience in welding engineerin
  • Very strong experience in GMAW & Resistance (Spot, projection) welding
  • 5 years LASER Welding experience
  • Experience designing fixtures, and equipment is a key asset
  • Fixture design and troubleshooting
  • Ability to setup from zero a robotic welding system
  • Knowledge of multiple robot operating systems (Fanuc, Motoman, Kuka, ABB, etc)
  • Knowledge of multiple welding power supplies (Bosch MFDC, Lincoln, SKS, Fronius, Trumpf etc)
  • Understanding of how to setup and validate welding parameters in (resistance, MAG, laser, etc)
  • Strong understanding of GD&T
  • Ability to adjust tools based on quality report
  • Experience in performing capability studies and gage R&R
  • Ability to perform an analyze weld cross sections
  • Development of equipment documentation, Operator Instruction, FMEA, TPM (Total Preventive Maintenance), PSR (Process Securization Rate
  • Ability to work in a team environment, utilizing the skills of others to accomplish common goals
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management








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