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Test Engineer, mechanical testing

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13 Apr 2018
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About The Opportunity

Chemical and Mechanical Engineering is a department organized within Shared Products Engineering at GKN Aerospace Engine Systems in Trollhättan.

Our main responsibility is to support GKN AES development programs, research center and production with knowledge in materials engineering. We conduct research programs of new materials and processes, work with improvements, problem solving and run laboratory investigations in current production. We continuously strive towards better performance through continuous improvement work and working close to our customers.

We want to extend our team with a test engineer for mechanical testing.

Key Responsibilities
Your responsibility will be to perform mechanical testing, such as tensile tests, cycled fatigue tests and crack propagation. You plan the work in cooperation with the rest of the team, so test plans can be carried out within agreed timeframes and with the fulfillment of specified requirements. In time, you will achieve responsibility for various test methods and take part in developing new methods and testing techniques. You will be in charge of the equipment in mechanical test lab, managing calibration, maintenance plans and new investments. You propose and implement method and equipment changes and participate in continuous improvement work. You act as contact person for technical issues for external and internal suppliers. The materials lab is accredited according to ISO 17025 and you will take part in the quality assurance work for mechanical testing.
- M Sc or B Sc in Materials Engineering, Solid Mechanics or Physics
- Knowledge and a genuine interest in Materials Science and statistical methods
- Previous experience as a test engineer, preferably from measuring material properties, is acknowledged
- A hands-on person with the ability to take on tasks and deliver results according to agreed plans and goals
- Good communication skills in Swedish and English, spoken as well as written

We attach great importance to personal suitability.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Karin Ericson, Manager Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, tel 0520-292406.

Please apply as soon as possible, as the position might be filled prior to the last date of application. We only accept applications through our recruitment tool Careers.

We are looking forward to your application!

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

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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.

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