Welding Project Engineer


Job Description
BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is looking for a Welding Project Engineer to lead manufacturing process improvements at our site in Louisville, Kentucky, where we support naval weapon production. This role will focus on improving weld processes across the site including new equipment and product integration.

The Welding Project Engineer:
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing and related functions. Researches, develops, and improves manufacturing processes, methods, and systems for products, facilities, fixtures, tooling, equipment, and/or materials. Develops and tests work methods and procedures, ensuring performance and quality of materials, products, and machines meet specifications and standards. Ensures technical outcomes are consistent with established engineering principles and practices and that customer and company technical, system, performance, and quality requirements are met. Applies engineering design and/or analytical theory, principles, techniques, and practices to the welding areas of production.
  • Develops and writes technical documentation, makes revisions to existing documentation, and provides input to technical papers or presentations. Ability to set up, organize, and populate Manufacturing Engineering production information using Microsoft Access, Excel and Project.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with customers to solve technical problems and implement solutions.
  • Provides engineering support for welding operations in manufacture of weapon systems including submarine missile tubes and major caliber naval guns.
  • Identifies weld equipment needs and pursues capital expenditure for implementation.
  • Prepares and conducts weld engineering analysis of materials and procedures, assists with weld procedure and performance qualifications efforts.
  • Develops or contributes to the creation of welding standards and specifications.
  • Develops work documentation including routings and work instructions to guide weld workforce how to perform welding tasks.
  • Reports status of projects on a regular basis to management staff and customers.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • B.S. degree in a relevant technical discipline such as weld engineering or weld engineering technology and a minimum 4 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent planning, time management, organization, and the ability to handle multiple assignments.
  • Must have basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals and Lean concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Be able to effectively communicate in both written and spoken English, and work effectively with others.
  • Expert knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures of Weld Engineering and knowledge of equipment and technologies relevant to Welding and Weld Engineering.
  • Ability to develop and present technical information to all levels of management and customers.
  • Project management experience in a relevant manufacturing environment.
  • Moderate knowledge of nondestructive testing scope and capabilities.
  • Experience with developing cost benefit analysis and estimating production standards.
  • Ability to work with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, Project and PowerPoint).


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems such as Baan or Oracle.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean certification.
  • Certification with AWS as a CWI or other relevant certification.
  • Defense contractor experience.
  • Familiarity with weld procedure and performance qualification to NAVSEA S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 or similar.
  • Familiarity with NDT procedure qualification to T9074-AS-GIB-010/271 or similar.
  • Experience with Capital Project implementation of new equipment and/or factory setup
  • Previous experience with digital introduction on equipment for weld parameter tracking such as Millers Center Point.


About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.