Welding Engineer – GKN Aerospace – Hoogeveen

GKN Aerospace

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Provide Manufacturing Engineering capability to operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing engineering and problem solving skills. Accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accomplishing the requirements of this manual and shall assure that customer requirements are fulfilled by this procedure or provide for alternative procedures in the product planning documents for any program requiring such alternatives.
  • To develop the WPS and evaluate the WPS qualification/substantiation results.
  • To develop and responsible for the implementation of visual welding inspector written practice.
  • Administer the training and certification system of welder or welding operator qualification including to determine the extent/range of qualified welding variables and evaluate their performance during qualification and operation
  • To perform inspections or to verify that the work inspected and records maintained, conform to the requirements of the applicable aerospace standard.
  • To certify the qualification of welders to applicable aerospace codes or standards.
  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of welding process, welding metallurgy, symbols, drawings and interpretation, NDT and quality procedure.
  • To verify the standard and compliance of inspection records and proper documentation – documented results, procedure qualification records (PQR), welding procedure (WPS) and NDT procedure.
  • To witness the WPS qualification, verify and review its compliance with the code and contract requirements.
  • To verify the compliance of production welding and inspection.
  • Perform visual weld inspection and review the result/report of inspection
  • To supervise and train welding inspector assistant or visual welding inspector
  • Job Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000
  • Fluent in English language, both written and spoken.
  • Diploma/Bachelor/Degree in Mechanical /Welding Engineering or related field.
  • Preferable certified as Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) in accordance with AWS QC1 or Welding Inspector Specialist /assistant in accordance with AWS B5.2. Candidate with certified CSWIP 3.1 might be considered.
  • Satisfactory vision acuity as per AWS QC1 /AWS B5.1/ AWS B5.2 or ISO 18490 (Minimum able to read J2 and pass colour perception test/Ishihara)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with GTAW and/or EBW welding processes on aerospace materials such as titanium, aluminium , stainless steel is desired
  • Previous experience working with aerospace specification and standard such as AWS D17.1 /AWS QC1/ AWS B5.1/AWS B5.2 / AMS 2685 / AMS 2681 /AMS 2689 or equivalent is desired.
  • Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

    As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

    A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

    GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

    We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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