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Weld Specialist

Job ID:  438

Barrie, ON, CA

Date:  Mar 25, 2023

Prodomax Automation Ltd. is hiring a Weld Specialist. As a Weld Specialist, you will provide the best possible weld solutions on various types of equipment in an automation environment.


Located in Barrie, Ontario, we are a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex automation with a blue-chip customer base since 1971. Operating from two facilities totaling 200,000 square feet with 200+ employees, we are ISO 9001:2015 certified.


JENOPTIK, our parent company, is an integrated photonics company that employs approximately 4,000 people with representatives in over 80 countries, and operates in three photonic-based divisions: Light and Optics, Light and Production and Light and Safety.


Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, amateur chefs, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, kayakers, race-car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, TV & potato chip experts.


Fact we are very proud of - we are a diverse and inclusive work culture - everyone is welcome!



Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Attend kick-off meetings and process reviews to support as necessary
  • Review of weld equipment proposed as well as design intent on a per project basis with respect to the following areas:
  • Wire feed solutions ▪ Weld gas distribution ▪ Torch selection ▪ Weld controllers including verification of proper communication options ▪ Peripheral weld devices, including but not limited to service equipment (reamers, dressers), calibration equipment
  • Possess a thorough overall understanding of welding (mig, spot, projection and laser welding) and the ability to set up and perfect weld schedules on most welding manufacturer’s equipment
  • Possess a basic knowledge of robot programming and motion planning on multiple robotic platforms for purposes of weld development
  • Will be competent with most robotic manufacturer’s equipment (Fanuc, ABB, Motoman, and Nachi).
  • Familiar with I/O structure, robot start-up, and devicenet/ethernet networks
  • Create and/or compile project execution documentation as required on each project utilizing standardized templates:
  • Task/Responsibility Lists ▪ Weld Gun Summaries ▪ Weld Sequence Sheets ▪ Equipment Signoff Documents ▪ Validation ▪ Audits (weld destruct) ▪Weld documentation in standardized format as required by customer (controller setup, shank sizes, weld tip, stepper, etc.)
  • Assist robotic leads in customer meetings to determine best solutions to unique applications
  • Review project execution with Robotics Leads and Controls Manager to ensure procedures are being maintained and project execution is on track
  • Ensure Prodomax prescribed safety methods are complied with and documented where necessary
  • Ensure new knowledge gained from each project is documented in lessons learned database
  • Assist in maintenance of Prodomax-based weld parameter database created from best practices on previous jobs based on material type and equipment used. Database will be referenced by multiple disciplines within Prodomax
  • Material coatings (similar / dissimilar metals / exotic metals)
  • Ampacity, Cycles, multistep requirements
  • Gun pressures
  • Welding parametric best practices (speed, optimum torch angles, excessive gap issues)
  • Develop and maintain best practices for weld quality tools to be utilized during validation phase of project
  • Act as point of contact for coordination across departments
  • Attend training to keep abreast of current technologies
  • Participate in cross-functional forum meetings for sharing of best practices and lessons learned
  • Ability to work overtime and travel throughout Canada, US and Mexico 


Key Professional Attributes:

  • Bachelor degree or college diploma in Robotics, or related field of study and/or equivalent industry experience.
  • 3 plus years of practical experience.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and human relation skills as candidate will work closely with customers and colleagues from other disciplines.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and constraints.
  • Excellent conflict resolutions skills.
  • High energy and the flexibility to perform under short time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent judgment and strong problem solving skills, including the ability to understand the financial impact of relevant options.
  • Ability to motivate fellow team members in a positive manner and provide direction for junior members of the department.
  • Ability to work overtime and travel outside of Canada.
  • Effective working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Positive attitude and works well as a member of a team; and
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, disciplined approach to work.


Our Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing bonus
  • Comprehensive Group Health & Dental Benefit Plan
  • A competitive matching Registered Retirement Savings Plan and Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Employee assistance and wellness programs
  • Employee training, development, tuition and professional fees reimbursement
  • Subsidized onsite café with takeout meals by David and his amazing Team. Scrumptious weekly lunch menu and items made to order throughout the day.
  • Partial tuition reimbursement for employees’ children enrolled in technical program at recognized Canadian college/university
  • Annual performance review
  • Safe, professional work environment
  • Casual business dress
  • Referral Bonus: Earn up to $3,000 if you recommend an approved permanent hire – family & friends included
  • Safety shoes and safety glasses reimbursement
  • Prodomax Employee Excellence Recognition (PEER) Awards


Prodomax Barrie is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you would like to request a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise your Human Resources contact when you are selected to participate in the recruitment process.


About Prodomax

Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, race car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, world travelers, TV & potato chip experts, single people, family people, and every other variety of people. Everyone is welcome.

We are minutes away from the GO Station connected to Toronto and close to beautiful Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. Barrie has something for everyone.

Prodomax, a member of the JENOPTIK group, is a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex manufacturing production systems for the automotive sector with a blue-chip customer base. Since it was founded in 1971, over a billion dollars of automation equipment has been delivered to Canada, the US, Mexico and Europe. Prodomax consistently delivers automation of any size and complexity by a team professionals.

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