Welding Engineer

Job Description

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair is seeking to hire a Welding Engineer for our Norfolk, VA waterfront facility. The candidate will report directly to the Engineering Supervisor in our Engineering Department and will also interact with other program management team members (Ship Superintendents, Project Managers, Program Managers, Craft Managers, Craft Supervisors, Safety/Chemist Dept., Quality Dept.), and government/commercial customers.

Ability to research and develop welding procedure specifications (WPS); conduct procedure qualifications and develop WPS data sheets in accordance with defined requirements.

Provide engineering and technical support for welding operations in the fabrication/manufacture/restoration for both shipboard repairs and land based modular construction.

Research and recommend weld equipment and processes, identifying limitations and production capabilities.

Review project specifications for welding process, base metals, filler metals, heat treatment, and NDT requirements; select appropriate WPS, and if required, qualify a new WPS and associated data.
Interact with Structural and Welding Shop supervisory personnel, Quality Dept., welders, suppliers, and 3rd party NDT personnel to review and insure procedures are in compliance with customer requirements and applicable welding standards and specifications.

Review current welding processes and create action plans to prevent the occurrence of non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality.

Assist with observation, assessment, training, and certification of welders. Provide insight regarding potential improvements in process, techniques, and training to maximize production and minimize rework.

This position requires extensive shipboard time; ability to physically access ships, ship compartments, and decks via gangways and ladders is required. Must be physically able to access and tour all spaces onboard vessels and within BAE Systems facilities.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Required Education/Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Welding Engineering required.
American Welding Society CWI/CWE and ASNT NDT Level II certifications desired.

Required Experience:

Minimum 4 - 5 years' welding engineering related experience in a construction, fabrication, or repair facility is required.
Thorough knowledge and experience with weld inspection, related NDT methods (MT, PT, UT, and RT), and destructive testing methods is required.

Required Skills/Knowledge:
Understand the hazards associated with welding processes to insure proper application of safety procedures and/or devices.
Ability to read and interpret structural drawings and fabrication details.
Ability to interface effectively with customers in the resolution of production concerns or other issues related to quality, cost, and schedule.
Ability to prepare concise technical reports summarizing key findings and identifying next steps; must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power-Point).
Ability to work in a team oriented environment to meet customer contract requirements and expectations; problem solving and analytical skills required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Education

Familiarity with structural fabrication and welded joint design standards (MIL-STD-1689 and MIL-STD-22D), and quality assurance requirements for welding 5XXX series aluminum (DM-10-623B) is desired.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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