Prodomax Automation Ltd.

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Junior Weld Technologist

Mar 17, 2018
Barrie, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

The Junior Weld Specialist provides best possible weld solutions on various types of equipment in an automation environment and reports directly to the Electrical Design/Controls/Robotics Manager. The following accountabilities and responsibilities are expectations of a Junior Weld Specialist with several years of experience. We are looking for a new graduate from the Manufacturing Engineering Technology – Welding and Robotics program.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Attend kick-off meetings and process reviews to support as necessary
  • Review of weld equipment proposed as well as design intent on a per project basis with respect to the following areas:
  • Wire feed solutions
  • Weld gas distribution
  • Torch selection
  • Weld controllers including verification of proper communication options
  • Peripheral weld devices, including but not limited to service equipment (reamers, dressers), calibration equipment
  • Possess a thorough overall understanding of welding (mig, spot, projection and laser welding) and the ability to set up and perfect weld schedules on most welding manufacturer’s equipment
  • Possess a basic knowledge of robot programming and motion planning on multiple robotic platforms for purposes of weld development
  • Will be competent with most robotic manufacturer’s equipment (Fanuc, ABB, Motoman, Nachi).
  • Familiar with I/O structure, robot start-up, and devicenet/ethernet networks
  • Create and/or compile project execution documentation as required on each project utilizing standardized templates:
  • Task/Responsibility Lists
  • Weld Gun Summaries
  • Weld Sequence Sheets
  • Equipment Signoff Documents
  • Validation/Audits (weld destruct)
  • Weld documentation in standardized format as required by customer (controller setup, shank sizes, weld tip, stepper, etc.)
  • Assist the robotic leads as required in liaising with the customer to determine best solutions to unique applications
  • Review project execution on an ongoing basis with the robotics leads and controls manager to ensure procedures are being maintained and project execution is on track
  • Ensure Prodomax prescribed safety methods are complied with and documented where necessary
  • Ensure new knowledge gained from each project is documented in the lessons learned database
  • Assist in maintaining the Prodomax based weld parameter database created from best practices on previous jobs based on material type and equipment used. Database will be referenced by multiple disciplines within Prodomax
  • Material coatings (similar / dissimilar metals / exotic metals)
  • Ampacity, Cycles, multistep requirements
  • Gun pressures
  • Welding parametric best practices (speed, optimum torch angles, excessive gap issues)
  • If / As required, develop and maintain best practices for weld quality tools to be utilized during validation phase of project
  • Act as point of contact for coordination across departments
  • Attend training to keep abreast of current technologies
  • Participate in cross-functional forum meetings for sharing of best practices and lessons learned

Education: Bachelor degree or college diploma in Robotics, or related field of study and/or equivalent industry experience

The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates:

  • Passion for Safety, Health & Wellness
  • Positive attitude
  • Great sense of humor – you don’t confuse sarcasm with humor – sarcasm isn’t funny
  • Confidence, but definitely low maintenance
  • Ability to identify, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to communicate effectively, empathize with others,
  • Overcome challenges, and defuse conflict
  • Active listening skills, embraces change, and a passion for professional development for self and others
  • Negotiator extraordinaire
  • Self-awareness and knows when to raise her/his hand to ask for help
  • Ability to work overtime and travel to Mexico and the United States
  • Effective working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High energy and the flexibility to perform under short time constraints to meet deadlines
  • Positive attitude and works well as a member of a team
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail disciplined approach to work

Prodomax provides dynamic career opportunities in a fast-paced, safe and inclusive work environment. You are minutes away from the GO Station for a trip to Toronto or a walk on the beautiful Lakeshore. Barrie has something for everyone. Just ask our people. If this opportunity sounds like an environment you would thrive in, send your submission now. If not, forward to someone you think may be interested in applying.