Weld Engineer

at Scot Forge Company in Spring Grove, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Scot Forge is a manufacturer of custom open die and rolled ring forgings. We are an industry leader of the most modern, progressive and respected forging companies in the world. Scot Forge has over 130 years of experience, operating with over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space in five locations. We are a 100% employee-owned company with company sponsored stock, bonuses, 401k plan, 100 % tuition reimbursement and many other attractive benefits.

We are seeking a Weld Engineer to take the lead on the development, implementation and maintaining of Scot Forge weld and additive manufacturing systems for our Defense and Nuclear markets. This role will balance a combination of technical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills, while collaborating at all levels of the organization and providing hands-on shop support. This role is responsible for technology, people, and process qualifications. Additional responsibilities include:

+ Develop and own the welding program (AWS, ASME and others). Collaborate with quality as to the system enhancements required for certification.

+ Lead or assist in the development of welding and additive manufacturing automation systems.

+ Provide on-the-floor support to welders and other engineering team members in the executing of welding and/or other additive processes and products.

+ Work closely with the non-destructive testing team in the development and sustainment of a weld inspection program

+ Develop, write, and ensure effective execution of manufacturing procedures including welding and additive manufacturing procedures.

+ Develop and submit customer facing work procedures for new and repaired products.

+ Working closely with the materials lab, review process and welder qualification samples, adjusting practices and/or coaching to ensure sustainable quality performance.

+ Interpret industry and customer specifications and communicate requirements

+ Teaching office and shop employees welding concepts and practices

+ Troubleshooting and problem solving utilizing a scientific approach

+ Provide technical disposition of welding quality rejections and own the corrective action of system failures.

+ Research and development projects for process improvement and product development. Work closely with cross functional team (Sales, Forge, Forge Development Team, Heat Treat, Vendors, etc.) to develop new customers, product types and/or market segments

+ Through industry research, serve as a technology subject matter expert in welding and additive manufacturing.

+ Failure analysis and disposition of internally and externally rejected forgings/welds

+ Implementation of necessary corrective actions

+ When appropriate, provide supplier qualification and oversight.

+ Represent Scot Forge in industry organizations as requested (e.g., AWS, ASME, ASNT)


+ Bachelor of Science Degree in Weld Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or Material Science (emphasis on weld processes) desired but will consider candidates with comparable industry experience.

+ Minimum 3 years’ experience as a weld engineer or applicable additive manufacturing research.

Required Skills:

+ Experience in building and maintaining a certified weld program.

+ Intermediate understanding of physical metallurgy principles as they relate to welding, metal working and heat treatment applications.

+ Excellent listening and communication skills.

+ Technical skills include: Weld Engineering, Physical Metallurgy, Heat treatment Principles, Mechanical Testing, Failure Analysis, NDE, Industry and Customer Specifications

+ Exposure to automation and/or additive manufacturing processes preferred.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: M/F/Disabled/Vets encouraged to apply.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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Job Posting: JC234910978

Posted On: Feb 23, 2023

Updated On: Jul 19, 2024

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