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Welding Engineer
Paul Schauwitzer
Full Time

Weld Engineer

Atkins, VA

Company Description:

Founded in 1945, MEC is a leading U.S. based contract manufacturer that provides a broad range of prototyping and tooling, production fabrication, coating, assembly and aftermarket services.  Our customers operate in diverse end markets, including heavy and medium-duty commercial vehicle, construction, powersports, agriculture, military and other end markets.  Along with process engineering and development services, MEC maintains an extensive manufacturing infrastructure in 16 facilities across five states.


Position Summary:

The Weld Engineer will have responsibility for setup, documentation and efficiency improvements in manual/robotic welding, spot-welding, brazing and metal finish through the use of technology and improved methods.  This position has the responsibility for compliance with all customer weld specifications and programs.  The Weld Engineer is also responsible for teaching, training and continuous improvements in all areas related to welding.


What Makes this a Great Opportunity:

·         Opportunity to work with an industry leader

·         Work in a modern, state of the art facility

·         Ability to lead safety efforts by teaching and engaging with floor personnel  


Essential Responsibilities:

·         Issues written setup and process sheets documenting setting and welding parameters for manual, automated/robotic MIG & TIG welding operations; known as WPS sheets.

·         Monitor weld processes to ensure compliance to standards including FTT, structural integrity and aesthetics/appearance.

·         Recommend method revisions including process equipment, materials and tooling to improve production performances and provide cost reduction opportunities as well as a safe, and environmentally sound working environment.

·         Review and analyze customer part prints, specifications, and other documentation to develop production quotations covering the welding of the product(s).

·         Demonstrated ability to work with and manage outside integrators and vendors.  


Travel Responsibilities:

·         Occasional travel between plant facilities may be required


Success Criteria:

Your success will be measured based on:

·         Facilitation of a safe, and environmentally-friendly working environment.

·         Identification and implementation of cost reduction strategy

·         Team performance and client satisfaction.


Basic Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree at 4-5 years of related experience and training

·         Ability to read 2D and 3D drawings and customer specifications

·         Knowledge of welding fixtures, jigs, and tooling

·         Ability to determine most cost-effective method to weld parts

·         Strong computer skills


Desired Experience and Traits:

·         CWI Certification and/or Advanced Degree  


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Materials Science from a four-year college or university.



·         Base salary



·         Medical

·         Dental

·         Vision

·         ESOP Program

·         Short & Long-Term Disability

·         401(K) with company match

·         Life/AD&D

·         Paid Time Off (Holiday, Vacation, Sick Time), etc.



·         Complete relocation package is not available; some assistance may be provided.

  • Preference given to candidate residing commutable distance of zip code 24311


Novo Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and recruitment services provider and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or candidate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law.

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For Further Information Contact:

Paul Schauwitzer

Recruiting Consultant



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