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Weld Engineering Specialist

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world – together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. What will you make today?

As part of our Manufacturing team, you’ll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles we’re known for. In our plants around the world, we’re constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. You’ll get the satisfaction of making great products people use and love.


Manufacturing Engineering

In this position…What you’ll do…

  • Apply knowledge of welding processes, procedures, equipment, and evaluation techniques to deliver weld quality objectives.
  • Development of weld parameters that meet product specifications
  • Implement weld certification (quality) strategy during launch and product or process change events.
  • Develop weld control plans and enforce requirements.
  • Develop Assembly process systems aligned to standard Bill of Process strategies through enquiry, procurement, simultaneous engineering, build, installation, and commissioning phases.
  • Work with cross functional team to develop quality documentation such as SCCAF, Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (PFMEA), and Control Plans (DCP).
  • Collaborate with plant personnel and skilled trades to plan equipment installations and development prove out plans the ensure equipment is ready for production
  • Have a proven record of problem solving and appropriate use of error proofing devices. Be able to identify root cause, and development and implement ICA/PCA solutions
  • Use welding system monitoring data for the evaluation of process quality control.
  • Incorporate continuous improvements utilizing Continuous Improvement / Lessons Learned, Deviation and Decision Record Process.
  • Flexibility in work location, ability to travel up to 70%, and work various shifts, weekends and holidays when required

You’ll have…

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 1+ years’ experience working with welding equipment in an engineering role

Even better, you may have…

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, (Welding, Physics, Material Science, etc.) or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in working with welding equipment in an engineering role
  • Experience with laser welding & High-Speed Automated Assembly Processes
  • Demonstrated experience in developing advanced manufacturing process innovation projects
  • Experience with machine design and weld process optimization
  • Project management experience balancing multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong analytical thinking, as well as problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to the dynamic working environment of a diverse team in an evolving industry
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we’ve outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!


As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:


• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage


• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more


• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases


• Tuition assistance


• Established and active employee resource groups


• Paid time off for individual and team community service


• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day


• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.


For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.