Welding Engineer


Job Description
BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 company, is hiring a Welding Engineer to support the manufacturing of weapon systems for the military - primarily the Navy.

No two days will be the same in our busy union climate-controlled manufacturing environment. In this role, you will communicate with management and welders, program management and the customer. At BAE Systems, we embrace safety and continuous process improvement and we protect the lives of those who protect us.

The Welding Engineer provides engineering support for welding operations in the manufacture of combat products. The Welding Engineer:
  • Develops concepts, designs, performance, and fabrication, test and modifications for these products.
  • Recommends weld equipment.
  • Prepares and conducts weld engineering analysis of materials and procedures, engaged in weld procedure and performance qualifications.
  • Uses knowledge of metallurgy, material weldability, welding robotics, and associated programming.
  • Reviews supplier capability and suitability to provide acceptable product and comply with government specifications.
  • Develops or contributes to the creation of welding standards and specifications.
  • Develops special weld repairs as necessary.
  • Addresses non-conformances and assists in Root Cause and Corrective Action activities.
  • 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 work documentation including routings and work instructions to guide weld workforce how to perform welding tasks.
  • A background in heavy fabrication and knowledge of pressure vessels is particularly helpful as is the ability to adjust priorities in a fast-paced environment.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • B.S. degree in Weld Engineering, Weld Engineering Technology, Metallurgy or closely related field plus 2 years relevant experience; or a M.S. degree in a relevant technical discipline.
  • Expert knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures of Weld Engineering.
  • Capable of working with current computer applications, CAD programs, and model manipulation.
  • Understanding of equipment and technologies relevant to welding and Weld Engineering.
  • Ability to solve complex technical problems that require a professional level of Weld Engineering knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a relevant technical field of specialization.
  • Familiarity with current computer applications and technologies in applicable engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to solve moderately complex technical design and development problems that require a professional level of engineering knowledge.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with customers to solve moderately complex technical problems.


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.


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.