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Welding Engineer

Location: Shelby Township

As a Welding Engineer, you will use your expertise in metal joining technologies and automation to work with KUKA’s sales team and provide pre-sales support to end-customers and system integrators supporting automation solutions with KUKA’s products. Work closely with the sales team to develop and implement solutions for welding customer samples, create and maintain engaging demonstrations and presentations, and ensure the weld lab is well-organized, properly equipped and ready for customer demonstrations and weld trials. Collaborate with the team to create training materials and participate in welding show activities. You will travel occasionally to customer sites to assist and provide support with robotic weld integrations.

Short Facts

  • KUKA
  • Engineering
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position


  • Create product-related presentations and demonstrations in conjunction with sales management.

  • Present technical information when necessary.

  • Maintain demo lab inventory and organization.

  • Assist in documenting software features to include video and presentations.

  • Support KUKA Robotics equipment and application specific software packages.

  • Assist Sales Operations in the development of arc welding related proposal packages.

  • Inform sales management of project/support deviations.

  • Support and document sales opportunity issues from a product standpoint with the emphasis to maintain clear communications globally and locally within KUKA and between KUKA and the customer.

  • Ensure engineering compliance with all customer and/or other pertaining specifications.Ensures company awareness to specifications.

  • Support Technical Support escalations concerning system partners and/or customers.

  • Test and verify new software releases from Germany.

  • Exercise sound judgment in controlling sales and administrative costs within incumbent’s control.

  • Promote teamwork and cooperative effort.

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and unobstructed work area, practices good safety habits, and utilizes appropriate safety equipment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Understand and follow safety regulations and identify safety concerns, adhere to the Quality Systems and participate in continual improvement and comply with all corporate policies, processes, procedures and business guidelines.


Application Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or two-year welding degree and two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of welding wave form characteristics, shielding gases, filler metals and base materials.  Ability to read welding drawings.  Understanding of the various welding industry codes, regulations and certifications.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel PowerPoint, and the Internet. 

Required Experience

  •  Welding-TIG, GMAW, Plasma, Laser Hybrid
  •  Cutting- Plasma, Laser


Experience with the following is preferred

    • AutoCAD
    • KUKA robot basic programming and operations
    • KUKA “Tech Packages” ArcTech/Laser Tech/ ServoGun


Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to common inquiries or complaints from management and customers.  Ability to write reports and presentations that conform to prescribed style and format.  Position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate technical information and instructions to non-technical and technical individuals alike.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to read and use both the Metric and Imperial measurement systems interchangeably.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid driver’s license and valid passport

Physical Demands

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.

Occasional intercontinental travel of varying length is required.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and to stand, walk and sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 45 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The incumbent works in a lab and an office setting and, when on customer sites, will work in both an office and a typical manufacturing environment.  Periodic air and ground travel may provide limited exposure to outdoor temperatures and weather conditions.   


What we offer

Empowerment and project ownership
Good Promotion Opportunities
Skills development

Start date: Immediately

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