BAE Systems Principal Welding Engineer - Training in Louisville, Kentucky
The BAE Systems Louisville site is seeking an individual to create and lead a weld training program. This site has heavy welding requirements for various programs for Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and is in need of an individual who is capable of understanding industry welding requirements and leveraging that knowledge to develop a training curriculum and implement it with our weld shop work force. This will include curriculum development with interaction from key weld team members, testing to DoD requirements, set-up of tooling and test materials for mock-up materials, and evaluation of welders among other responsibilities.
This position will report directly to the Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager.
The Principal Welding Engineer - Training:
Provides engineering support for welding operations in manufacture of combat products.
Develops concepts, designs, performance, and fabrication, test and modifications for these products.
Recommends weld equipment.
Prepares and conducts weld engineering analysis of materials and procedures, engaged in weld procedure and performance qualifications.
Utilizes knowledge of metallurgy, material weldability, welding robotics, and associated programming.
Develops or contributes to the creation of welding standards and specifications.
Develops special weld repairs as necessary.
Typical Education & Experience
Required Skills and Education
B.S. degree in a relevant technical discipline plus 6 years relevant experience. We may consider experience in lieu of a degree.
Previous experience training weld employees
Expert knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures of Weld Engineering.
Capable of working with current computer applications, CAD programs, and model manipulation.
Understanding of equipment and technologies relevant to welding and weld engineering
Ability to solve complex technical problems that require a professional level of weld engineering knowledge.
Working knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a relevant technical field of specialization.
Familiarity with current computer applications and technologies in applicable engineering disciplines.
Ability to solve moderately complex technical design and development problems that require a professional level of engineering knowledge.
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with customers to solve moderately complex technical problems.
Preferred Skills and Education
Familiarity with relevant military and commercial weld standards and design standards.
Certification with AWS as a CWI or other relevant certification.
Moderate knowledge of nondestructive testing scope and capabilities.
Experience with GMAW, steel and other metals, and NDT inspection a plus.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
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Principal Welding Engineer - Training
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