- Writing Skills
- Project Management
- Non-destructive Testing
Alexandria, LA 713030
Full-time; Salary; Exempt
In conjunction with their team, welding engineers plan, prepare and execute welding projects in a variety of industrial settings. They frequently assume leadership duties, coordinating with clients and other teams as well as conducting training and quality control procedures for their work group.
Welding Engineer position is responsible for the performance of Welding Coordinators within the plant and accountable for providing technical information regarding welding and materials to other departments involved in New Car Production. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining a high degree of reliability in all-welded products and for developing new welding techniques or improving existing procedures and methods to minimize the cost of the end product. This position’s challenge is to provide improvements in welding techniques and methods that will reduce the Division's production costs while maintaining the quality of welded products. The incumbent represents the Company in various external committees such as ASTM, AWS, AAR, as required. In addition, he/she will be evaluating welding materials, maintaining an Approved Vendor list, and supervising welding procedure tests involving new materials or new processes to ensure conformity with regulations.
The role will be based at the Marmon/UTLX Manufacturing facility in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Day to Day Operations:
Develops welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of metals, utilizing knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and engineering principles
Conducts research and development investigations to test new fabrication processes and procedures, improve existing or develop new welding equipment
Develops new or modifies current welding methods, techniques, and procedures; discovers new patterns of welding phenomena
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
Reviews engineering drawings to assure welding procedures are practical, economical, and conform to applicable codes
Evaluates materials of construction for tank cars
Evaluates failures in the tank cars due to corrosion, cracks, fatigue, and any others where the materials used are questionable
Pursues training and development opportunities; shares expertise with others
Coordinates projects; completes projects on time and budget
The incumbent must lead by example and ensure that safety comes before all else. The incumbent works to epitomize Union Tank Car’s Quality Policy and to meet internal and external customer expectations at all times by fully applying oneself to the task involved, preventing errors, and developing and implementing personal quality improvement projects. In addition, the incumbent is required to understand the Responsible Care Management System and actively participate in activities outlined therein. The incumbent will support the company and employee values as well as support the company’s initiatives.
Excellent writing, presentation, and computer skills
Excellent problem solver and ability to lead teams from concept to completion
Must be able to work any shift in a fast-paced and changing environment with a variety of personalities in a professional manner
Ability to wear safety equipment such as but not limited to safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hats, earplugs, and respirators
Ability to see and hear the visual and audio safety warnings
Have vision correctable to comply with ASNT TCI-A for inspection activities
Ability to lift and carry 50-pound objects
Ability to enter tank cars via a manway opening approximately 18-20 inches wide and be able to tolerate confined spaces
Ability to climb to the top of and walk on tank cars without fear of heights
Ability to bend, stretch, and crawl to perform inspections
Ability to walk along long lengths of railroad tracks and climb onto various operating platforms typically found on railcars to perform field inspections
Bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering Technology or equivalent in a related field
Minimum of 3 (three) years of experience in a welding manufacturing environment
AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification preferred
Knowledge of NDT procedures preferred
Develops welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment to address critical code and company aspects involving fabrication of metals. Utilizes knowledge of production specifications, weld symbols and definitions, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and engineering principles to maintain and improve welding efficiencies. Conducts research and development investigations, per Welding Engineer Management direction, to develop and test new fabrication processes and procedures, improve existing or develop new welding systems. Develops new or modifies current welding methods, techniques, and procedures, and provides new process implementation oversite.
Prepares technical reports as a result of research/development and preventive maintenance investigations.
Establishes welding procedure specification (WPS) documentation and develops WPS supporting procedure qualification records (PQR’s) to guide production and welding personnel relating to specification code criteria, material processes, pre- and post-heating requirements, which include use of complex alloys, innovative fabrication methods, welding sequencing for general and critical joints, and complex post-heating requirements.
Evaluates new development in the welding field for possible application to current welding problems or production processes.
Directs and coordinates technical personnel in performing inspections to ensure workers' compliance with established welding procedures, restrictions, and standards.
Ensures conformance with national code requirements; oversees personnels’ certification, and equipment calibration activities.
Applies interaction and facilitation skills, critical to communicating with personnel, including internal or external auditing agencies, engineering personnel, or clients. Discusses and exchanges ideas, information, or offer technical advice concerning welding matters.
Assess Engineering drawings for proper welding procedure of welded joints, application of essential weld related notes; implements weld related Engineering Change Orders.
May perform experimental welding to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials.
Please note the duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.