Senior Welding Engineer - Ave Maria, FL.

Date: Apr 26, 2024

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 59686 
Title: Senior Welding Engineer - Ave Maria, FL. 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Ave Maria, FL.












Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. We are looking for a Senior Welding Engineer to provide welding process engineering support to the Manufacturing and Product Design teams to achieve business goals.  To support projects involving commercialization of new products; commercialization of new laser welding equipment; continuous improvements to existing process performance; increases in productivity and production capacity; and reduction of costs. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


This position is located in our Manufacturing Location in Ave Maria, Florida. 

Monday- Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm




Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards.  Full knowledge of industry practices.


Reasoning and Ability

Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems.  May refer to established precedents and policies.


Discretion/ Latitude

Work is performed under minimal direction.  Participates in determining objectives of assignment.  Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives with some coordination of team resources.  Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. 



  • Advanced knowledge of Materials, Laser Applied Optics and theory, and relevant Machine design/function.
  • Proficiency in Industry Standard (ASTM) Test Methods.
  • Proficiency in ISO 13485 standard as related to Process Validations.
  • Basic knowledge of using CAD software for viewing, creating, and maintaining basic Tooling/Fixturing and equipment drawings .
  • Ability to create complex, equipment programs and recipes.
  • Proficiency in drafting and executing engineering study protocols, DOE’s, analyzing data, and writing reports.
  • Ability to use project management tools (MS Project, Mindview) to plan small projects.
  • Ability to prepare a capital equipment budget and justification (ROI).
  • Ability to communicate ideas, results, recommendations, and status effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to coach & mentor junior personnel and technicians.
  • Ability to identify product design criteria such as part geometry and material composition for optimum laser welding
  • Ability to lead a Root Cause Analysis event using industry-standard tools: 5 Why, Ishikawa, Kepner-Tregoe, 4D, 8D
  • Ability to identify potential process failure modes using the pFMEA method



  • B.S. in Engineering required; preferably in Welding, Applied Optics/Lasers, or Materials Science
  • Minimum of 5 Yrs. experience in as an Engineer in Design or Manufacturing required, processes using Laser Welding preferred.
  • Proven Experience leading process improvement projects.
  • Manufacturing experience in Medical Device manufacturing preferred.
  • SAP, miniTab, Solidworks experience preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt certification preferred.



Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.

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 the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 


The employee is frequently required to stand for 8-10 hours per day wearing gowns, hairnets, and gloves; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Must possess the dexterity to utilize writing utensils (pen/pencil), calculators, small hand-held tools, manual razors, and other mechanical/electrical equipment without assistance.  Ability to work in close proximity to fellow teammates in cramped conditions.


Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision using a microscope and light source


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 area that this job is performed in is a general office or open cubicle/workstation environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Arthrex 2024 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Medical Clinics
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Naples

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