Welding Engineer II - Ave Maria FL.

Date: Apr 26, 2024

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 59680 
Title: Welding Engineer II - 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 Welding Engineer II 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 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support new product development/design transfer by providing recommendations on material selection and mating surface geometry.
  • Support manufacturing prototyping, design transfer, and launch of new products by leading the laser-welding process development activities including: identification of laser welding parameters based on material and product design requirements; development of laser-welding equipment specifications; ensuring high process capability prior to release to manufacturing.
  • Develop and maintain test methods as needed to support laser-welding process development.
  • Support the Validation Engineers during the validation of laser-welders in compliance with FDA and ISO 13485 requirements for Medical Device process validation.
  • Develop best practices and strategies for laser-welding equipment selection.
  • Support the procurement of new laser marking equipment including: translating material and product design requirements into laser process requirements, gathering operations voice of customer inputs (cycle times, ergonomics, man-machine interface), collaborating with mechanical tooling/fixturing designers and controls engineers, developing equipment specifications (URS/FRS), coordinating quotes and procurement of new equipment with vendors, executing DOE and process capability studies, and training of operations.
  • Lead process improvement projects through Designed Experiments (DOE’s), structured problem solving (Lean A3, Six Sigma DMAIC), and Statistical Analysis.
  • Develop and revise work instructions.
  • Support the maintenance of equipment and tooling once released to production through troubleshooting, repair tracking, and analysis of impact to the validated state.
  • Remain current with ISO/FDA/ASTM standards and internal quality assurance policies.  Support Audits as the process subject matter expert.





Frequent use and general knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards.  General application of concepts and principles.



Reasoning and Ability

Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.  Refers to policies and practices for guidance.




Works under general supervision.  Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. 




  • Proficiency in Materials and relevant Machine design/function.
  • Proficiency in Industry Standard (ASTM) Test Methods.
  • Basic knowledge of 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 simple equipment programs and recipes.
  • Proficiency in drafting and executing engineering study protocols, DOE’s, analyzing data, and writing reports.
  • Ability to communicate ideas, results, recommendations, and status effectively in oral and written forms.





  • B.S. in Engineering required; preferably in Welding, Applied Optics/Lasers, or Materials Science
  • Minimum of 2 Yrs. experience in as an Engineer in Design or Manufacturing required, processes using Laser Welding preferred.
  • Manufacturing experience in Medical Device manufacturing preferred
  • SAP, miniTab, Solidworks experience 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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