Welding Engineer in Union at Gestamp

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Supports manufacturing operations in an automotive / stamping & robotic-welding environment.

1. Implement process improvements with regards to Resistance, GMAW, Laser Welding (both steel and aluminum), Self Pierce Rivets (SPR) and Clinching systems using all available current welding technologies;

2. Maintain welding, SPR and clinching systems, to ensure manufacturing activities are in within specifications and interpret and apply specifications for manufacturability;

3. Support maintenance activities in PM scheduling as well as training and developing maintenance technicians from a welding perspective;

4. Collects, tracks, and advises on downtime issues and implements short and long-term solutions to minimize downtime;

5. Manage and execute in-house projects for implementing new engineering changes that modify assembly processes;

6. Liaise with vendors regarding software / hardware updates and troubleshooting systems;

7. Completes other necessary duties as deemed appropriate and necessary.


1. BS: Welding Engineering, Electrical Technology, or other technical discipline plus 3 years experience in a welding/robotic environment;

2. -or- AS: Welding Technology plus 5 years welding experience in a welding/robotics environment;

3. -or- 7+ years experience and training in a similar role and environment.

4. Experience with KUKA robots, Scansonic Laser heads, IPG laser sources and W&R inspection systems.


  1. Full scope of knowledge in resistance , GMAW, Laser Welding, Clinching and SPR systems;

  2. Common programming knowledge of robotics and Weld controls for welding mild steel, aluminum and hybrid and organic coated materials;

  3. High skill set of resistance welding, laser welding, clinching and SPR;

  4. Strong proficiency with weld control systems (Bosch DC Mid-Freq Inverters. Servo weld gun technology. KUKA robots. IPG Lasers. TOX Clinching. Stanley SPR;

  5. Strong familiarity with projection nut and stud welding.

  6. Ability to work in a team-based lean-manufacturing environment

Job Requirements

See above