Frames Weld Technician – Government Job Vacancies in Pretoria

Ford Motor Company of South Africa (Pty) LTD


Our company is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Frames Weld Technician to join our dynamic team. 


  • Welding technicians are the link between the welder and the engineer and work to improve a wide variety of welding processes
  • As part of their duties, they may supervise, inspect, and find applications for the welding processes. A welding technician uses gas metal arc welding equipment to bond metals together to form component parts
  • As a welding technician, your job duties include welding different metal pieces together, cutting metal components down to size, and performing processes for finishing metal parts

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Automotive assembly process knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of incoming materials quality standards by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable materials
  • Hand and power tool operational experience
  • Welding experience and working knowledge
  • Automotive assembly process knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of welding procedures and processes
  • Perform visual and test inspections on welded sub-assemblies and complete assemblies
  • Record readings and generate reports from inspection data
  • Analyze and identify defects
  • Ensure preventative and repair methods are adhered to


  • Focus on quality and maintain concentration with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy by ensuring weld quality
  • Take an analytical approach to solving problems through systematic monitoring and checking of information to meet standards and ensuring parts and welding meet specifications
  • Set-up and operate welding and joining processes for lab tests, and perform welding experiments
  • Work in cross-functional engineering teams to develop and test new products
  • Conduct field service activities for department and business units
  • Support related manufacturing requirements
  • Interpret welding related requirements and troubleshoot welding problems
  • Be committed to learning and continuous improvement through data interpretation and analysis driving kaizens
  • Work with and respect others by working flexibly and collaboratively, maintaining effective professional relationships with clear organizational and personal benefits and showing commitment to equality and diversity


  • Data driven and analytical
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Must have good problem-solving skills
  • Measurement Systems Analysis Using Digital Equipment Necessary
  • Computer Literate with knowledge of excel and various CAD applications and protocols
  • Interpret welding related requirements and troubleshoot welding problems

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Technical Diploma (N3-N6): Mechanical / Welding Engineering
  • 3-4 Years Part / Product Assembly Experience
  • 3-5 Years Relevant Experience in the Automotive Industry
  • Experience With NDT (non-destructive testing) And Macro Etching Process Would Be Advantageous

Package & Remuneration

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