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Weld Coordinator
West Columbia, SC
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Job Description

This individual will develop and manage the activities of the welding program to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed quality standards, governing codes and regulations. The essential welding related tasks include review of weld related requirements, technical review, definition of weld personnel requirements, evaluation of weld equipment, consumables, and materials, definition of WPS and PQR, weld inspection definition, training, oversight before/during/after, considerations of heat treatment, support of nonconforming material process, calibration, traceability, identification and quality records. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for the EN welding program and must be able to pass EN Welding Coordinator Level A test administered by an EN auditor.


AWS D1.1 Program:

  • Develop and implement a formal welding program to AWS D1.1 requirements
  • Re-certify current PQR’s & WPS’s
  • Update and manage WQTR’s
  • Maintain welder continuity
  • Maintenance of all work instructions, procedures & forms for welding
  • Welder’s manual
  • Assess current WPS’s and determine process gaps in relation to production needs
  • Develop a plan of compliance; # of tests, materials and test positions
  • Conduct yearly training for all welders; including the development of an advanced training program
  • Support AWS Certified Weld Inspection personnel and further develop internal visual inspection personnel
  • Define & implement method for evaluating and certifying new employees
  • Define & implement a method for reviewing welders certifications in relation to scope of work they are performing
  • Define & implement a plan for scheduling major weldment inspections and procedure for repairing nonconformance’s and verification of repairs
  • During project proposal process, review customer specifications and identify any exceptions or clarifications that should be resolved with the customer
  • Project Quality Planning:
  • Review project specific customer specification and identify special manufacturing or quality control requirements for inclusion in project quality planning documentation.
  • Identify standard quality requirements for inclusion in Vendor requirements.
  • Identify subcontracting and manufacturing required customer submittals.
  • Identify subcontracting and manufacturing required documentation required for final document submittal to customer.


EN-15085 Welding Program:

In addition to the above tasks this position is responsible for the management, development, administration of the EN welding program including but not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the coordination of yearly surveillance audit and recertification audits (every 3 years)
  • Identify subcontractor and manufacturing needs to meet EN standard Weld Requirements
  • Review Technical documentation for proper weld considerations, including but not limited to the following:
  • Base and filler material requirements
  • Weld symbols
  • Inspection requirements
  • Special processes or treatments
  • Manage the current EN/AWS WPS’s
  • Assess current WPS’s and determine process gaps in relation to production needs
  • Create weld maps for all EN production welding
  • Maintain material traceability
  • Maintenance of all EN work instructions, procedures & forms for welding
  • Create new EN Flux Core PQR’s
  • Responsible for the qualification of welders to the EN procedures
  • Manage continuity of welders and all aspects of re-qualification
  • Define & implement a method for reviewing welders certifications in relation to scope of work they are performing
  • Define & implement daily production weld tests for production welding of EN projects
  • Implement yearly training program for all welders and supervisors
  • Develop internal visual inspection personnel
  • Define & implement method for evaluating and certifying new employees


Will also be responsible for ensuring that work is done within the framework of our commitment to ISO 9001, Lean sigma, and Harsco’s Code of Conduct.



  • High school diploma or GED required.



  • Minimum 5 to7 years’ technical and manufacturing experience in welding
  • At least 3 to 5 years of weld program supervison.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of successful experience in a directly related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities as presented above.
  • Intermediate to expert knowledge of welding processes, equipment and ability to apply state of the art metals and welding technology solutions.
  • Experience in destructive and non-destructive weld testing
  • Currently be or have been a qualified EN welding Coordinator; minimum Level C


Other Requirements

  • Good organizational skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications and resource planning systems.
  • Must have strong auditing skills.
  • Must be able to work hours as needed to complete assigned tasks.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.


Education or Experience

  • BS in Weld Engineering or advanced degree preferred
  • IWE or EWE qualification
  • AWS certified weld inspector (CWI) with particular knowledge of AWS D1.1, 1.3 and 1.6 required.
  • Previous or current NDT qualification


Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, communicate, and interpret technical data
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Ability to communicate manufacturing process requirements


Other Skills

  • Ability to effectively plan and organize
  • Conduct root cause analysis
  • Address and implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong judgment skills – must be able to make decisions with little guidance.


Essential Functions:  Essential job functions are those that are fundamental to the proper performance of the position. The list of the essential functions is critical for ADA purposes. This job description may be used as evidence to show that a function is essential. 


  • The ability to predictably and regularly attend work and to be punctual
  • The ability to read and understand documents and drawings
  • The ability to work cooperatively with others
  • The ability to deal politely and professionally with suppliers, customers and/or coworkers
  • The ability to perform several tasks at once
  • The ability to follow direction or instruction
  • The ability to use a computer to communicate, create, and access information
  • The ability to lift 30 lbs.

The ability to stand/bend/stretch, etc.

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