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Welding & Assembly Specialist

Country/Region:  US
City:  Columbus
Contract Type: 
Requisition ID:  2646

Position Description |


Title:               Welding / Assembly Specialist

Reports To:       Divisional Manufacturing Engineering Director

Essential responsibilities and duties

The Welding Specialist has a transversal role witch bring industrial coherence regarding his/her field of competence. He/She is responsible to support assembly process development and launch activity to execute a successful launches in Cost, Quality and Delivery aspects.

Support processes development and improvement, and validate product definitions mainly during the launch phase.

Ensure development and deployment of process standards, design checklist and guidelines best practices. Support programs, plants and suppliers for process issues.


The main missions are:

During pre-development and Programs,

  • Ensure process standards are applied (DCS, guidelines, best practices)
  • Define process and industrial equipments and tooling for exhaust are capable and stable, taking into account product constraints (life-time duration, flow gas pressure, mass …), production constraints (capabilities, Lean manufacturing …) , regulation & rules (HSE, PSE, …), economical constraints and best practices.
  • Release technological choices for non standard/innovations through MVPs (Manufacturing Validation Plans). Add components improvements if needed and /or propose process parameters improvements; Write-off trials synthesis (Design rules) for program Team.
  • Support prototypes manufacture (Process key points and representatively).
  • Contribute to Process FMEA and define provisional inspection plans
  • Equipments : Specification, follow-up and reception (new or re-used, quality-cost-lead-time responsibility), contacts with suppliers, taking into account Faurecia rules (safety and PSE)

With plants,

  • Contribute to continuous improvements of processes and equipments.
  • Trouble shooting: Support production or parts suppliers to solve problems related to his/her field of expertise.
  • ECR, productivity:  Analyze, validate and implement process modifications related to his/her field of expertise.
  • Ensure competencies transfer to make the Plant be autonomous.
  • Ensure that process standards are applied, promote and ensure deployment of best practices
  • Participate to follow-up, reception and R@R of the equipments (new or re-use) and tooling, including try-outs.

In his/her field of competence,

  • Can define the right process for an assembly, standard machineries associated. Is able to adjust the process based on joining aspects. Have some theorical and practical experience on the different processes.
  • Capitalise know-how; define and up-date design and process guidelines (Standardization).
  • Develop and improve processes.
  • Contribute to Product/Process innovative solutions.
  • Maintain and up-date equipments  and specs, tooling, relative to mufflers
  • Support the Purchasing organization during suppliers’ selections and negotiations.
  • Participate to the expertise network in his/her field of competence.



Minimum Education Level: Technician Degree

Experience :

  • Minimum 10 years experience or Mechanical Engineer diploma
  • Automotive experience with experience in exhaust welding and assmbly 

Skills and competencies :

  • Proven technical skills on process and product, in his/her field of competencies : welding (Mig/Tig, Laser, Brazing,) and assembly (joint definition, process functional analysis)
  • Strong communication skills, ability to structure and capitalize know-how
  • Networking capabilities, ability to work in a matrix organization
  • International mindset
  • English required
  • MS office tools mastered (especially Power point and Excel)
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