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Research Engineer/Specialist-Solid Mechanical Engineer Composites

Publicerad 2021-10-14

Date: Sep 26, 2021
Location: Trollhattan, SE
Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary
Are you interested to join our team at GKN to create the Composite Factory of the Future together with or team at the Global Technology Center?
Driven by the vision of sustainable aerospace innovation, GKN Aerospace develop new design concepts for lower weight and integrated functionality for future aviation. The Global Technology Center develops the next generation designs, materials, manufacturing methods and digital factory solutions for GKN Engines.
The department of Digital factory and Composite Technology now has an open position for a Solid Mechanics Engineer with emphasis on design and verification including requirement criteria for Composite materials in our aero engine structures. You are a Mechanical Engineer with a competence profile in Composites and that is interested in working with solid mechanics, design and material questions related to the design of our future engine components but also to work closely together with University partners around research on composite materials coupled to our products.

Job Responsibilities
We are looking for an Engineer with a strong competence in solid mechanics in general and specialization in composites. In particular, we want someone with strong interest to integrate several analysis skills and use this in development of new product solutions.

Typically, you will work with development of the next generation technologies for compressor and fan structures in composite and metallic materials. The work is performed in internal technology development projects, technology demonstrators and in research projects often done in bilateral or multilateral collaboration with our partners in the EU as well as in the USA. Your work will typically consist of:

Selecting the best combination of materials for specific product applications.
Assess structural integrity of the design by computations
Working to avoid problems arising during the manufacturing process for the finished product
Helping to ensure that products comply with national and international legal and standards
Considering the costs implications of materials used and alternatives, in terms of both time and money
The work will involve innovative research and lead responsibility for Research Collaborations with University partners

Job Qualifications
  • You are skilled in Solid Mechanics and have a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar with relevant knowledge in composites.
  • You have working experience in making design computations and suggesting design changes for composite structures using modern computational tools.
  • You have the ability to interpret the research program needs regarding material selection and proper design criteria and have good ability to communicate and present results internally as well as with our research partners
  • You can lead research in the field of composite design and materials for engine structures
  • You have good social skills, the ability to create effective networks and can take on a technical responsibility role  
  • You are proficient in English, which the GKN Group language
Date for employment:
Dec 2021 or earlier
Latest Date for application:
Oct. 22 2021
For more information please contact:
Andreas Borg | GTC Engineering Manager | GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Sweden
Phone: +46 520 293006 | Mobile: +46 700 873006
Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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