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Design Engineer Composites/Research Research Centre Trollhättan

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04 Apr 2018
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About The Opportunity

The Design Engineering department within Research Centre Trollhättan is now looking for more Composite Engineers. Currently we are expanding our research activities within the Composite area including production facilities at Innovatum in Trollhättan. The Research Centre in Trollhättan is a part of the Global Research and Technology organisation at GKN Aerospace and currently we are 75 employees. Primarily the employees at the department work with material selection, concept design and definition of new technology in aero engine modules. We work closely together with the two other Research departments Engineering Methods and Process Engineering. We also have continuous cooperation with the core engineering organisation responsible for ongoing product development programmes.  The work is organized in technology projects where we develop new product concepts and implement new design tools. The department is currently 20 employees and growing.



The department of Design Engineering now has an open position for a Design Engineer with emphasis on design and verification including requirement criteria for Composite materials in our aero engine structures. You are an Engineer with a competence profile in Composites and that is interested in working with 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.

Key Responsibilities
We are looking for a Design Engineer to our Research Centre with a competence in composite design in general and emphasis on Aerospace application. You will work with design and material questions related to our future Engine component designs and lead work packages where we work together with our University partners on Research questions for composite materials.


 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 design and combination of materials for specific product applications.
  • Specifying the design criteria and performing computations and tests of composite structures to fulfil design requirements
  • 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 Research Collaborations with University partners



Qualifications / Experience / Skills


  • You are an engineer with an MSc degree in Materials or Mechanical Engineering.
  • You are interested in research in the field of composite design and materials for engine structures
  • You have good ability to communicate and present results internally as well as with our research partners 
  • You have a strong drive to explore materials and computational methods to analyse and choose designs
  • 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:August 2018

For more information please contact:
Andreas Borg | Manager Design Engineering | Research & Technology Centre  | GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Sweden

Dept.9633 | SE-461 81 Trollhättan | Sweden

Phone: +46 520 293006 | Mobile: +46 700 873006

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