Weld System Project Engineer

Fori Automation, LLC is a Lincoln Electric Company and global supplier of welding, assembly, material handling, and testing equipment for both automotive and non-automotive customers around the world. Fori Automation focuses on delivering cost-effective highly engineered products and systems that can be designed and manufactured globally with localized sales, project management, and service.




Position Summary
Fori Automation is seeking a Welding Process Engineer. The candidate will work out of our Shelby Twp., Michigan facility and report to the Weld Systems Engineering Manager.

Job Duties and Requirements
• Support the engineering team with required process activities throughout the design and build.
• Comprehension of mechanical and control prints.
• Assembly processing capabilities (including layouts and cycle time analysis).
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Develop innovative detailed assembly process solutions, document the process with detailed cycle time charts and provide layouts to match the process.
• Create standards and tools for department.
• Must be capable of processing welding lines (resistance, MIG, projection, drawn arc and mechanical fastening).
• Must be familiar with weld gun selection, specifying weld gun electrode design and spot distribution.
• Use videos to validate, create, modify, and improve process times.
• Provides technical assistance to Mechanical Engineering Department Project Engineers.
• Product and GD&T control (including station assemblies).
• Analyze and validate machine ergonomics.
• Develop and maintain formal cycle time charts.
• Maintain existing process documents.
• Follow up on floor during machine builds & buyoff to evaluate cycle times.
• Utilization of INVENTOR or ACAD for development of tooling concepts and layout drawings.
• Review and respond to customer inquiries and engineering changes.
• Ability to multitask between multiple projects, meetings, and daily priorities within the group
• Willingness to work in the office and occasionally at a customer plant.
• Line up the simulation group at the start of the program and follow thru to completion.
• Follow up on floor during machine builds and buyoff to evaluate cycle times.


Education and Experience

• Engineering degree 

• 3 years background in Technical, Proposal & Estimating; as well as Engineering and Weld System Design.
• Travel, approximately ~3%, weekend and holiday hours may be required based on level of project urgency.
• Know-how in Mechanical and Controls. Demonstrate Engineering, Estimating and Conceptual Designs.
• Working level and competent in Inventor and/or 3D ACAD.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Physical demands:  While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.   Repetition with activity; computer work. 
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


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Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Engineering 
Section:  Fori Automation Inc. (US92) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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