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Job Ref:  16-10085
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Aerospace
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Norfolk
21/10/2016 05:14
Manages the Welding Engineering and oversees the certification and qualification programs for Welding, Brazing, NDT and other related fabrication processes. Provides Engineering guidance related to welding. Directs those operations associated with weldments and other types of applied joints that are completed in accordance with the appropriate contract documents, codes, and other standards to produce a satisfactory product.

• Typically has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in engineering and a minimum of one (1) year of related experience or
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in engineering technology and a minimum of two (2) years of related experience or
• Other related Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees and a minimum of three(3) years of related experience or
• Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and a minimum of five(5) years of related experience or
• Individuals who have successfully completed high school or an equivalent program and a minimum ten(10) years of related experience.

• Knowledgeable of safety practices as they pertain to welding, cutting, and joining processes.
• Capable of applying generally accepted engineering principles to the design of welded structures or structures manufactured using other related processes. This includes meeting specific service requirements as well as compliance to applicable codes or specifications.
• Possess a practical knowledge of ferrous and nonferrous materials including: carbon steel, various types of alloy steels, stainless steels, nickel and nickel alloys, aluminum and aluminum alloys, copper and copper alloys, titanium and titanium alloys, ceramics, and plastics.
• Knowledge of the welding metallurgy for ferrous and nonferrous materials. This includes an understanding of melting, solidification, solid state transformations, thermal strains, and residual stress phenomena.
• Able to demonstrate a practical knowledge of how the different welding processes and pre- and post-welding heat treating processes affect the metallurgy of ferrous and nonferrous materials. This knowledge shall also include an understanding of oxidation-reduction reactions.
• Knowledgeable of ship structural designs of welding and NDT requirements.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of arc welding, resistance welding, brazing, and soldering. The Welding Engineer shall demonstrate working knowledge of oxyfuel gas cutting, arc cutting, and high energy beam cutting. The Welding Engineer shall demonstrate a working knowledge of solid state welding and processes appropriate for nonmetallic materials.
• Understand quality assurance systems and be able to participate in the implementation of quality assurance programs.
• Knowledgeable in all aspects of quality control. Understand procedure and welder performance qualification, including destructive and nondestructive testing. Capable of performing visual inspection of welds and specifying the appropriate nondestructive examination (NDE) methods for a particular weldment. Understand the advantages and limitations of NDE Familiar with the qualification requirements of NDE personnel. Practical knowledge of manufacturing systems, including material control, production scheduling, and quality assurance. Able to evaluate the relative cost effectiveness of competitive welding/joining processes.
• Working knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, solid and plane geometry, calculus, and statistical methods.
• Working knowledge of mechanics, heat, electricity, electronic systems, and magnetism. The engineer shall demonstrate competence in understanding the mechanics of arc plasmas, the dynamics of heat transfer, and fluid mechanics
• Demonstrated knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluating methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of coatings operations.
• Proven strong problem solving ability with attention to root cause.
• Capable of independent, complex analysis, concept formulation and new method identification.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills.
• Fiscal and personnel budgeting abilities.
• Proven management and personnel leadership abilities.
• Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, resourcefulness, and good judgment in dealing with internal and external customers.

• Formulate and manage the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and systems pertaining to the quality assurance and regulatory functions.
• Develop, implement, communicate and maintain a quality plan to bring the Company's Quality Systems and Policies into compliance with quality system requirements.
• Manage documentation related to Quality System guidelines.
• Welding project lead for cross-functional projects including determining timelines, plans and position strategies.
• Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling work staff members engaged in similar work.
• Execute welding process ownership responsibilities. Evaluate welding process for opportunities for improvement. Analyze and resolve CARs and process problems related to welding processes.
• Provide management and oversight of developing welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of metals, utilizing knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and engineering principles: Conducts research and development investigations to develop and test new fabrication processes and procedures, improve existing or develop new welding equipment, develop new or modify current welding methods, techniques, and procedures, discover new patterns of welding phenomena, or to correlate and substantiate hypotheses.
• Prepares technical reports as result of research and development and preventive maintenance investigations.
• Establishes welding procedures to guide production and welding personnel relating to specification restrictions, material processes, pre- and post-heating requirements which involve use of complex alloys, unusual fabrication methods, welding of critical joints, and complex post-heating requirements.
• Evaluates new developments in welding field for possible application to current welding problems or production processes.
• Provide management and oversight directing and coordinating technical personnel in performing inspections to ensure workers' compliance with established welding procedures, restrictions, and standards; in testing welds for conformance with national code requirements; or testing welding personnel for certification.
• Contacts personnel of other agencies, engineering personnel, or clients to exchange ideas, information, or offer technical advice concerning welding matters.
• May perform experimental welding to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials.
• Identify and coordinate training requirements for welding and brazing personnel with the organization's Training and Development specialist.
• Identify and recommend new technology for transition to organization, in order to sustain optimum process support.
• Other duties assigned.

Meet the requirements to obtain a secret clearance, a DoD Regional Contractor Badge and requirements for access to U.S. Navy/ U.S. Coast Guard bases and Shipyard Controlled Industrial Areas.
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