Senior Research Engineer to GKN Aerospace

Senior Research Engineer to GKN Aerospace

About the company

GKN Aerospace is one of the world’s largest independent first tier suppliers to the global aviation industry. With over 100 year’s aerospace experience, we harness our considerable knowledge and advanced manufacturing technologies to supply high-value, integrated assemblies in both metallic and composite materials. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, with 2000 employees, is located in Trollhättan Sweden. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB is a part of GKN Aerospace Engine Systems (“AES”). AES have 4,000 people working in 12 manufacturing sites in Sweden, Norway, USA and Mexico.

Job description
Job Summary
Driven by the vision of sustainable aerospace innovation, GKN Aerospace develop large scale additive manufacturing, saving waste material and creating new design concepts for lower weight and integrated functionality. The technology target engine structures in advanced material, in sizes up to 3 meter in diameter.

We are looking for innovative, committed persons to join us at the Global Technology
Center (GTC), and work with development of new inspection technologies.
We develop technologies and run development programs for product demonstrations of new design concepts, often in national and EU frameworks programs together with OEM customers. Our mission is to support business growth by implementing competitive technologies. The GTC competence spans over Additive manufacturing process development, advanced material, turbomachinery design, product development, digitalization, inspection technologies.

You will be part of a team where co-operation, respect, inclusion, and sharing are important culture principals. We support and help all colleagues. This is where you will be able to share your ideas and questions and can challenge yourself every day.
The work is performed jointly with your colleagues, through internal technology development
projects and in research projects often done in bilateral or multilateral collaboration with our GKN colleagues, industry and academic partners and customers.

Key Responsibilities
You will work on both the practical and theoretical aspects of inspection. Curiosity for learning and for understanding the aerospace quality requirements and the relation to manufacturing will be highly valued.

Some of the activities will be:

* Be part of development and implementation of new NDT technologies to support technology development programs
* Document and present results internally as well as externally with our partners
* Working close to University and research institute both in Sweden and Europe
* Build inspection set-ups to solve the different challenge with sensors and camera solutions
* Work with the integration of sensors and software into inspection systems
* Support developed inspection methods during their industrialization
* Evaluate the results

Your profile
We are looking for someone who is comfortable in taking a large individual responsibility as well as being part of a team. You are a curious mind and have an interest in thinking beyond established processes, while maintaining enough structure to bring creative ideas into industrial life. You easily involve into discussions about your area of expertise - but also about things, you never heard of before. You have the ability to create effective networks and you could take on a technical responsibility role later on. Furthermore, that you are able to create a positive atmosphere to grow and develop knowledge in others whilst acting as a role model.

Essential qualifications:
* You are an engineer with a M.Sc. in e.g. engineering physic or electrical engineering, or a suitable PhD
* You have industrial experience with measurement and inspection systems, sensors, sensor systems and machine vision solutions
* Experience from working close with university in research projects as well as writing research proposals
* You are proficient in English, both in speaking and writing

Desirable qualifications are:
* You have knowledge and practical experience in one or more NDT methods like CT-scanner analysis,
* X-ray and Ultra Sonic measurements, optical sensors comprising cameras and thermography
* Experience in integrating software into inspection systems
* Experience in industrializing inspection systems
* Interest and knowledge in software development

Application process
This is a consulting projects were you initial are employed as a consultant at Skill, with good chances to fulltime employment at GKN. If you have any questions about the position, be sure to contact Consulting Manager Emil Sundberg at

About us

Skill works with short- and long-term competence supply. Our range of services consists of recruitment and staffing, and our customers are mainly in industry and IT. Our focus is to match talents with companies in development, but also to find and create the workforce of the future. We are a hub for talents of different ages, with different experiences and skills who want to take the next step. A talent center, quite simply.

Mer info
Område Trollhättan
Yrkesroll Teknik & Ingenjör, Civilingenjör
Typ av anställning Heltid
Sista ansökningsdag 7 feb 2023 (4 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

Skill är ett modernt kompetensföretag med ett brett tjänsteutbud inom rekrytering, bemanning, hr-tjänster och kompetensutveckling. Vi har en stark kundbas i teknik- och industriföretag samt inom IT och tech. Rätt människor, på rätt plats, kan förändra allt - och när människor växer, växer företag. People change - everything.