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Welding Engineer I / II job in Groton

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Job Ref:  2015-6765
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  Connecticut
City:  Groton
22/10/2016 05:09
  The successful candidate will contribute to the operation of welding engineering services with Electric Boat by providing technical guidance and expertise in the field of welding, fabrication, materials, design review and vendor support. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: - Assist in the review and disposition of Vendor Welding Procedure Approval Requests and Vendor Information Requests as related to welding. - Conduct welding vendor audits along with Supplier Quality as necessary. - Provide technical guidance and expertise on welding related issues, repairs, and maintenance to vendors, shipyard construction, and overhaul activities taking place at various Electric Boat locations. - Review, administer and ensure shipyard compliance with fabrication, welding, non-destructive testing, and welding consumable specifications, both military and commercial as required. - Develop and maintain company standards, procedures, best practices, and process improvements in the areas of welding. - Develop and qualify welding procedures for specific applications by selecting appropriate welding processes, determining optimal welding parameter ranges, and utilizing appropriate qualification tests assemblies. - Participate in design-build teams to develop designs that are sound from a materials and weldability perspective and are cost-effective in terms of producibility. - Prepare technical reports as result of testing, research and development, and investigations. - Conduct research and development investigations to develop and test new structural fabrication processes and procedures, improve existing or develop new welding equipment, develop new or modify current welding methods, techniques, and procedures. - Evaluate new developments in the welding field for possible application to current welding problems or production processes. - Serve as project lead or technical lead on both in-house and externally funded development and process improvement/cost reduction tasks. - Interface with Electric Boat Engineering, Operations, Information Technology departments as well as SUPSHIP Groton, NRRO, NR, and NAVSEA as required.  

Bachelor of Science or Master's Degree in Engineering is required.  Bachelor of Science or Master's Degree in Materials or Welding Engineering preferred.   Applicants with demonstrated technical ability/experience in an industrial environment, shipbuilding or other heavy fabrication are desired. Familiarity or experience with basic arc welding processes is highly desired. Experience in the support of structural or piping applications and the ability to read and understand drawings is desired. Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills and experience in leading a team toward a common goal. In addition, applicants must have the ability to analyze solutions and to develop and implement solutions. Welding Procedure Qualification development and review experience a plus.

Applicant must have the ability to understand basic principles of welding and welding metallurgy and use this to explain/understand welding and weld repair approach, weld metal mechanical properties performance, issues with cracking, failure mechanisms, and other welding or welding materials related problems and issues. Familiarity with Military, ASME IX, and AWS welding specifications is a plus. Technical expertise in the welding and materials requirements for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code efforts is a plus. Must be able to work in multidisciplinary groups and also be able to pursue work independently. Applicant must be able to read, write, and interpret specifications, procedures, reports, and other documents; be a team player, comfortable working and communicating with all levels; and be able to speak clearly and possess basic computer skills, preferably including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
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