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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Welder (2nd Shift) in Marietta, Ohio

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How will you make an impact?

Support the manufacturing process by performing job duties in a safe and efficient manner by welding all parts and sub-assemblies correctly by the blueprints or specifications in the manufacture of sheet metal parts to provide high quality parts for work cells and allow our team to meet scheduled demands.

What will you do?

  • Applies knowledge and experience to accomplish job duties that include verifying products are in square, and modifying products to correct out of conformance issues.

  • Pays attention to PPE and JSA guidelines based equipment, tools, and materials to be handled, to insure personal and environmental safety.

  • Works in teams to accomplish overall plant goals regarding safety, efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.

  • Guides electrodes, or torch and filler rod, along horizontal weld line at specified speed and angle to melt and deposit metal from filler rod or electrode onto work piece.

  • Reads measurement devices such as tape measure, combination square, carpenters square, T square, etc., to build quality products that require exact specifications and rework as needed.

  • Welds metal parts, using gas welding equipment as specified by layout, welding diagram, or work order.

  • Works in hectic, noisy environment and pays special attention to critical processes.

  • Distinguishes types of metal, metal thickness, temperature of weld, etc., and appropriate welding procedures based on materials involved.

  • Performs first piece inspection regarding forming sequence, shape, etc. by comparing to model drawing

  • Selects equipment and plans layout, assembly, and welding, applying knowledge of measurement, physical properties of metal (weld shrinkage), and welding techniques.

  • Troubleshoots work-related problems by applying knowledge and experience to effectively maintain production/quality goals.

  • Understands the affects of the movement of air on torch gases, etc., to the weld quality.

  • Maneuvers work pieces by hand in a repetitive manner conductive to efficiency, job specifications, safety, and quality goals.

  • Selects torch, torch tip, filler rod, etc., according to job needs or reference drawings for specifications considering type and thickness of metal.

  • Implements production practices that support and meet ISO standards by locating and referencing respective drawings throughout production.

  • Inspects work piece for defects using templates, drawings, square, tape measure, etc., to identify quality related exceptions using quality manual, and judges condition and action to be taken.

  • Maintaining a clean, organized work area to support personal and environment safety goals and accomplish quality production.

  • Maintains awareness of equipment condition, performs basic maintenance such as ground clamps, robot components, welding leads, etc., to slow equipment attrition and maintain high quality production.

  • Sets up equipment and welds parts, using arc, gas-shielded arc, or gas welding equipment.

  • Turns regulator valves to activate flow of gases, adjusts gas mixture and pressure, to obtain desired shielding gas, based on knowledge of gas-welding techniques.

  • Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together.

  • Receives verbal instructions, reads board, or confer with supervisor for work instructions.

  • Connects regulator valves and hoses to oxygen and fuel gas cylinders, and welding torch.

  • Performs all job duties within ISO standards, regulatory or statutory requirements. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, quality is inherent in all that we do, earning our Customers’ loyalty through their trust in our products and services. All employees are required to understand and adhere to site quality requirements, stemming from ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, and any other applicable regulatory requirements (e.g. FDA CFR). Employees will undergo Quality training during onboarding and annually through our internal learning management system.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED is required.

  • Experience/Training Requirements: One to three years experience or training in TIG Welding is required. One to three years experience or training in MIG Welding is desired.

  • Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift, position, move, bend, flip parts in order to accomplish production goals that require loading, adjusting, turning, and removing small and large parts up to 60 lbs.

  • Ability to occasionally lift greater than 75 pounds with assistance.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, bend, kneel, reach, lift, sit, in hot, cold, dusty, elevated, noisy area where foot and automated equipment movement, airborne, dust/fumes and ultraviolet light are present.

  • Stands, bends, stretches, reaches, lifts repetitively to accomplish welding and other company-wide production goals.

  • Computer Experience: Ability to maintain basic knowledge of SAP Operating System and Windows Operating System.

  • Qualified candidates will also be required to complete a TIG Welding assessment.

This position is not approved for relocation benefits.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.