Certified Welding Inspector | Erie, PA

Kane Innovations is seeking a qualified individual for Certified Welding Inspector. The chosen candidate will report directly to the Production Supervisor.

Position Summary:

  • Performs welder certification tests.
  • Responsible for Welder Trainee classes, including hands-on learning.
  • Follows the welding procedures (WPS) and provides both test plates and procedure qualifications records (PQR) for approval by the appropriate testing agency.
  • Functions as the company’s welding instructor, including training new welders and training existing welders to make sure they are working to weld standards.
  • Ensure records are kept up to date for PQRs.
  • Audits welding practices of current certified welders to ensure continued compliance with ASME and AWS standards.
  • Inspects completed an in-progress welds and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Updates non-destructive testing (NDT) standards as required.
  • Follows the Welding Manual’s procedure when following code welding shop orders and works with outside inspectors during an audit.
  • Research power sources, feeders, guns, consumables and all related welding equipment, as well as filler metals, shielding gases and techniques.
  • Collaborates with engineering to implement new material and welding procedures.
  • Perform Quality Control inspection on all outgoing materials and record data
  • Participate in weekly Quality Control meetings while reviewing data and making recommendations for improvement


    • Educational requirements: (one of the following is required)
      • Bachelor’s degree in welding or a related field plus 1 year of welding work experience.
      • Associate’s degree in welding or a related field plus 2 years of welding work experience.
      • Trade school/Vocational school courses plus 4 years of welding work experience.
    • Meets all qualifications of an ASNT level II Certified Inspector.
    • Must be qualified to do dye penetrant, and visual testing.
    • Meets all qualifications of a CWI (Certified Weld Inspector).
    • Understands and works according to appropriate codes
    • CWE certification preferred, with the ability to train other welders.
    • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, and product terminology.
    • Microsoft Office skills required.
    • Ability to accurately read a tape measure, calipers, etc.
    • Ability to interpret drawings, blueprints, and engineering documents.
    • Effective written and verbal communications skills.
    • Highly motivated, strong leader, and self-dependent.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to problem-solve.

Physical Demands:

  • To successfully perform the essential function of this position, employees must have the ability to:
    • Continuously lift/move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift/move up to 50 pounds; and occasionally pull up to 100 pounds with wheels (pallet jack).
    • Continuously stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms above shoulder height; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk; and hear.
    • Occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach with hands and arms at waist level and below the waist, and work in limited space.
    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned.

Kane Innovations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.