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IMI Critical Engineering Weld Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, California

IMI CCI is looking for a highly skilled, Welding Engineer in our Rancho Santa Margarita, CA location. The professional Welding Engineer will posses the ability to grasp and apply innovative techniques to create a more efficient work environment. The ideal candidate has extensive, hands-on welding experience relevant to our business.


This position will report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and includes Manufacturing Engineer duties as well as all phases of welding projects in a manufacturing environment. This role requires extensive knowledge in ASME Section III and IX, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, and API 6A.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current welding techniques and processes and make recommendations for enhancements.

  • Remain current in state-of-the-field advancements and incorporate new techniques as appropriate.

  • Produce welds and maintain overall quality

  • Ensure procedures and designs meet regulations (ASME Section IX, API 6A, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, NACE ISO 15156) and various customer requirements.

  • Design and develop new welding techniques, equipment, or fabrication procedures.

  • Qualify weld procedures, welders, and define requirements and approve weld material.

  • Maintain records for all weld procedures, qualifications, welders, and weld material.

  • Coordinate/determine the root cause of weld issues both in-house and out in the field. Implement changes to prevent future occurrences.

  • Review supplier weld procedures to determine if they meet contract requirements.

  • Review proposals to determine welding impact on costs and lead times.

  • Maintain the weld material storage area.Skills/Qualifications

  • 5+yrs heavy weld experience required

  • Strong mechanical background relating to welding and assembly

  • Proficient with measuring instruments, hand tools, scales and welding gauges. (tape measures, calipers, dial indicators, electric and pneumatic hand tools)

  • Welding Inspection certification required – AWS CWI

  • AWS certified Weld Engineer desired

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret drawings, standards, welding codes and other technical documents

  • Ability to effectively communicate information to internal/external customers

  • Must work well with others in an office and shop environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required or Metallurgical Engineering or associate degree (Welding Engineering)

  • Certification of equivalent experience in GMAW, GTAW, SAW, SMAW, PTAW

  • Inlay and overlay machine knowledge

  • ASME Section IX

  • AWS CWI certification required

  • Minimum 5years experience w/demonstrated results in manufacturing shop

Job ID 2019-31935

# of Openings 1

Category Manufacturing/Production

Platform IMI Critical Engineering