Welding Manufacturing Engineer

QuEST Global Engineering - North Carolina3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $89,000 - $120,000 a year
Essential Job Functions:
Develop welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of metals.
Utilize knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and engineering principles.
Conducts research and development investigations to develop and test new fabrication processes and procedures, improve existing or develop new welding equipment,
Develop new or modify current welding methods, techniques, and procedures, discover new patterns of welding phenomena, or to correlate and substantiate hypotheses.
Prepares technical reports as result of research and development and preventive maintenance investigations.

BS in Manufacturing Engineering / Mechanical Engineering discipline with 5-10 years or relevant experience plus demonstrated hands on manufacturing / shop floor experience.
Must have the ability to successfully manage and multi-task a highly skilled manufacturing team.
Must have the ability the mentor, teach manufacturing technology and process techniques and interface with all manufacturing support disciplines (Quality, Planning, Scheduling, Purchasing, Facilities, Safety, and Accounting)
Proven ability to initiate and execute change into mature processes.
Mechanically inclined and understands production fabrication and assembly
Solid knowledge of machining principles and methods including conventional, non-conventional applications
Has a deep understanding of the principals of metal working (Al, SS, exotic materials, and composites)
Deep firsthand knowledge of manufacturing operations, the ability to provide real time shop support with solid troubleshooting skills leading to consistent production and quality.
Experience with MS Office Suite

Knowledge of the following preferred but not required:
Tig welding
4130 chrome
Thin wall welding
Welding Robotics – automated welding machines

Personal Work Attributes
Highly organized with high attention to detail
Strong leadership skills
Self-motivated, disciplined, passionate, problem-solver
Strong work ethic
Positive attitude
Ability to provide work instruction and direction to a team of manufacturing engineers and monitor delivery expectations
Willingness to contact suppliers to work through and obtain updated project status
Ability to prioritize tasks and direct a focus work team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Professional networking, interpersonal and customer-facing skills
Ability to understand the flow of critical information and pursue multiple approaches to secure results.
Able to gauge workload to ensure deadlines are met or formulate plans to mitigate production problems.

Core Value Alignment:
Customer Focus: Strive to exceed our customers’ expectations each and every time
Teamwork: Draw strength and knowledge from teamwork and collaboration irrespective of geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries.
Leadership: Demonstrated the ability to lead a multi-faceted team.
Accountability: We shall be quality conscious, process disciplined and strive for continuous improvement.
Must be a Change Champion: The speed at which we adapt to change is critical to our success.

QuEST’s continued success is based on the sustained alignment to the core values. Please be prepared to discuss the alignment of your personal values to these core values.

Typical Career Paths
Technical Leadership: provide technical guidance, review other team members’ work, evaluate capabilities, develop team competencies, develop and improve technical processes, create technical collateral, and create technical tools.
Managerial Leadership: project management, personnel management, alignment of team members’ efforts, set and evaluates annual goals, performance feedback, hire and onboard, and strategic business decision-making.
QuEST is a rapidly growing world-wide company with a need for future global engineering leaders in our operations and sales organizations. Potential future roles could include operational business unit leader, global sales leader, or technical service line leader.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Split between Office Environment and Shop Floor
Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9 AM to 4 PM
Ability to use reliable transportation to visit customer locations.
Ability to lift 25 pounds.
Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location: Wilson, NC
Travel: NA
Compensation Type: Exempt
Status: Salaried
Reports to: Project Manager
Contact: TAT_NA@quest-global.com

About QuEST
QuEST Global is an Engineering Solutions company incorporated in 1997 in Schenectady, NY, with current headquarters in Singapore. QuEST’s culture, focused around the QuEST core values (Customer Focus, Change Championship, Accountability, and Teamwork) as well as our passion for engineering, has allowed QuEST to be recognized as one of the leading global Engineering Services providers in the world. The company now employs over 6,800 engineers with aspirations of continued successful growth and innovation.

QuEST caters to multiple high technology verticals such as Aero Engines, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Products, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Power Generation, Oil & Gas and Nuclear Engineering. Our portfolio of services and solutions covers all aspects of the product development and engineering process such as Product Design, Product Development, Prototyping, Testing, Certification, Manufacturing Support, Product Support (sustenance, repair, documentation, etc.), Product re-engineering, as well Consulting Services. With our diversified portfolio and geographic spread we have been able to conceptualize, design & develop, test, manufacture, certify and support different kinds of products worldwide.

QuEST Global Engineering has a Global Product Development framework that is anchored on a local-global approach to Product Engineering to ensure close co-operation between the customer teams and QuEST's Global teams. We have successfully implemented a network of collaboration across teams in 21 geographically dispersed engineering centers catering to an exclusive list of customers. QuEST is a unique company that has cracked the code for stitching multi-national engineering teams to work together as one team to serve our demanding customers providing high quality product design and engineering services.