NDT Research Engineer/Specialist

Location:
Bristol
Salary:
£34k-£46k
Advertiser:
GKN Aerospace Services Limited
Date advertised:
22.09.22
Job details:
GKN Aerospace Services Limited has a permanent position for a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Research Engineer/Specialist, based at the company's state-of-the-art Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol. The successful candidate will join a small team in managing technology research projects, while developing NDT technology through creative and methodical thinking. They will also be expected to provide NDT practical and technical assistance, when required.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver NDT research projects, from project conception through to project closure, making informed technical decisions to ensure the project meets its purpose/objectives.
  • Actively engage in the creation of innovative ideas that add value to NDT projects. This will be achieved via a combination of 'hands-on' work, raising and issuing reports and presentations.
  • Perform routine inspections and calibrations and develop new inspection techniques, where required. This includes the writing of NDT reports and documenting the procedure for new inspection techniques.
  • Use understanding of NDT processes to assist with the design and development of reference standards and calibration blocks.
  • Identify, liaise and work with sub-contractors and suppliers to achieve project aims.
  • Support planning activities for project and technical work, as required.


Job qualifications

Essential:

  • Understanding of running and managing technology research projects.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in the inspection of composite materials, using both manual and automated ultrasonic inspection techniques.
  • NDT awareness of the ultrasonic method.
  • A degree or masters-level qualification in an engineering discipline, preferably in materials science, aerospace or mechanical engineering.

Desirable:

  • Conversant with robotic integration considerations for NDT.
  • NDT experience in eddy current or radiographic methods.
  • Familiar with the technology readiness levels (TRL) process.
  • Able to read and use specifications/standards to undertake tasks such as technique development, test set-up and the manufacture of test-blocks.
  • Level 2 in ultrasonic testing qualified to EN 4179.
  • Understanding of standards and aerospace customer specifications.
  • Professional accreditation or working towards a professional accreditation.
     
Contact details:

To apply, please send your CV to: becky.gilbert@gknaerospace.com


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