Zeeland, Michigan

Position Purpose:

Welder reports to the manufacturing supervisor and is reponsible for manual TIG tacking and welding of various alloys. The position also involves minor TIG welding of stainless alloys. The position works under close supervision and uses limited decision-making and involves limited contact with external suppliers or customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Clean, assemble and inspect parts per applicable work instructions.
  • Communicate information to others about project status, updates, specific instructions etc.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and computer entries accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Manufacture/inspect production parts using welding processes and procedures.
  • Basic assessment of weld parameter inputs and make adjustments during welding.
  • Identify nonconforming material according to procedures.

Other Functions:

  • Keeps work area clean and organized, and maintains safety in manufacturing areas.
  • Promotes teamwork within the organization.
  • Maintains good attendance
  • Performs Mechanical Assembler or other related duties as assigned.

Materials and Equipment Used:

  • Welding equipment, wrenches, braze applicators, measuring equipment, flow stands, robotic machine and other manufacuring tools.

Working Environment / Physical Activities:

  • Moderate physical activity requiring agility and dexterity, including walking, standing or bending; and lifting or moving objects.
  • Work is permed in an area wirh moderate risk or discomfort that may require special safety precautions, such as wearing protective clothing, or gear.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Hand Tools and Measuring Equipment:

  • Basic knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of basic hand tools (e.g. wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, scrappers, box cutters).
  • The ability to apply inspection techniques (e.g. formalized inspection standards, inspection instructions, best practices) and use inspection tools efficiently.
  • The ability to read and use micrometers, functional and cylindrical gauges, compactors, indicator setups, scales.

Competency Testing:

  • Must be able to pass appropriate welder competency testing and requirements.

Attention to Detail:

  • The basic ability to accomplish a task for all the areas involved, including the ability to notice minor inconsistencies/faults in parts.

Currency with Technology:

  • Basic knowledge of current welding technologies.
  • The ability to use computer and web-based systems to input, access, modify or output information.

Communication Skills:

  • Requires verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine, factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area.

Mechanical Aptitude and Manual Dexterity:

  • The position requires manual dexterity or the ability to work quickly with hands and strong hand-eye coordination.
  • General knowledge of machines and equipment functionality, and how tools could be used on such equipment/machines.
  • Steady hands to control size and placement of welds.

Strong Work Ethic:

  • The ability and willingness to demonstrate enthusiasm, eagerness, and optimism for work activities. This includes the ability and willingness to take ownership of work activities, to learn and understand company policies and procedures.

Ability to Work Within Safety Guidelines:

  • Basic knowledge of and the ability to adhere to department safety rules regarding eye and ear protection, personal protection, hazard labeling, MSDS sheets, evacuation procedures, and emergency phone numbers.

Problem Solving:

  • The ability to define, diagnose, and resolve problems. This includes seeking, logically examining, and interpreting information from different sources to determine a problem's cause and developing a course of action to resolve the problem and prevent its reoccurance within engineering design and with engineering approval.

Teamwork:

  • The ability to interact cooperatively and collaboratively with others as a team.

Mathematical Ability:

  • Basic ability to perform simple arithmetic computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Quality Awareness:

  • Basic awareness of how quality impacts success or the organization including costs to customers, costs of recalls, and potential costs due to negative impacts on a company's reputation. This includes taking the necessary steps to ensure quality on a consistent basis and striving for improvement.

Multi-Tasking:

  • Basic ability to process multiple types of information and/or perform multiple tasks simultaneously and the ability to follow work orders efficiently.

Visual Acuity:

  • The basic ability to see details (e.g. letters, numbers, codes, color, symbols, marks, labels, sugns) clearly to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to pass AWS Jaeger J2 visual acuity test.

Education or Formal Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience Required:

  • Previous tacking and tig welding experience required.
This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S.
Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.
Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Zeeland, Michigan

Woodward delivers lasting contributions to energy control, always innovating for a better future. 

Woodward integrates leading-edge technologies into fuel, combustion, fluid, actuation, and electronic control systems for the aerospace and industrial markets. Our growth is driven by the increasing demand for fuel-efficient, low-emission, and high-performance energy management. 

We have a clear vision and follow carefully planned long-term strategies. With multiple locations in fourteen countries, Woodward can respond quickly with solutions tailored to the local demands of our customers. 

Our leadership in energy control and optimization solutions is built on a strong foundation, dating back to 1870. We are driven by the needs of our customers and guided by our tradition of integrity, values, and principles.

 

 

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