Weld Technician
Magna International Inc
St. Thomas, Canada
1d ago

Company Introduction

Presstran Industries, a division of Magna International located in St. Thomas, Ontario, has developed an enviable reputation as a supplier to the automotive industry known for the high quality of its product and the excellence of its service.

Presstran's lines of automotive stampings and welding assemblies are used in front motor compartments, underbody structures, truck frame components and front and rear suspensions as well as non-

Job Introduction

As Weld Technician the person is responsible and accountable for the welding process on his / her shift. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, inspecting / testing, troubleshooting, find and fix parameter audits, corrective action, process improvement and training for all welding processes.

The Weld Technician ensures that the welding is done in accordance with customer weld specifications and the control plan using assigned equipment / machinery in any of the division’s welding departments.

Major Responsibilities

1.Understands content of weld inspection reports. Can retrieve / review data from the weld database2.Strong team player.

Works well in cross functional teams.3.Strong problem solving / trouble shooting skills. Takes lead on weld related failures4.

Validation of corrective action for the welding.5.Able to create clear and accurate documentation for control of weld parameters.

6.Understands and can apply customer (AIAG CQI-15) and internal weld specifications and standards. 7.Initiate corrective action and / or containment with Quality Auditors for any noncompliance.

8.Assists in control & management of all welding visual aids, weld maps, tip trays, etc.9.Complete shift report for the team regarding various issues with directions for the next shift.

10.Understands PPAP requirements. 11.Able to prepare accurate and concise customer reports, weld summaries, charts for prioritization of corrective actions and management review.

12.Understands and has the ability to complete correlation studies between destructive and non- destructive testing.13.Sound technical understanding of weld quality standards including weld appearance and weld location -

GMAW, RW-S, RW-P.14.Understands 5S. Ability to implement15.Actively supports the EI program16.Microsoft Office, ADP, Pressnet, Training Database, etc.

17.Comes to work each day, as scheduled.18.Approaches each day and each challenge with a positive attitude.19.Conducts themselves in a professional manner when receiving or giving feedback / information, whether it is positive or constructive.

20.Supports and models the Presstran operational procedures / policies, Employee Handbook and How We Work Together , Magna Employee’s Charter, Magna Corporate Constitution.

21.Follows and complies with all operational procedures / policies as stated in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (e.

g. ISO / IATF-16949, ISO14001).22.Required to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the OHSA. Follows and ensures the Company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout their assigned area.

Knowledge and Education

1.Minimum of a Weld Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering Technician diploma (2 years), with 2 years practical welding experience.

Weld Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering Technologist diploma (3 years) is preferred.2.Good mathematical, organizational and communication skills.

3.Experience / working knowledge in robotic mig and resistance welding.4.Experience with destructive and non-destructive testing.

5.Knowledge of Word 97 / 2000, Excel and Power Point.6.Skill gained by experience weld tech back up experience is a definite asset7.

Human relation skills and maturity of judgement.

Skills and Competencies

EQUIPMENT and / or PRODUCT FAMILIARITY : Equipment : Various production equipment and machinery, various hand tools, etc.

Software : MS Word, Excel and Power Point.

Work Environment

RESPONSIBILITY AND WORKING CONDITIONS : The incumbent is required to carry out routine, repetitive tasks under the shift direction of the Quality Lead Hands with technical direction from the Weld Engineering Coordinator.

The Weld Technician must demonstrate good organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. The incumbent is required to lift parts ranging from 0-

40 lbs. and is exposed regularly to elements such as noise and temperature.

Additional Information

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONSPresstran has an accommodation program in place that provides reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.

If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please contact Human Resources.

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