Welding Engineer in Summerville at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 7/16/2019

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The Opportunity | Welding Engineer
As a Welding Engineer you will have the opportunity to tackle new projects and develop highly engineered solutions to meet our Navy customers' needs and transform their businesses.

Responsible for utilizing required welding techniques and procedures for all welding applications and/or qualifications. Updates weld record preparation and weld procedure and welder qualification records. Interacts/participates at administrative and/or production meetings to support engineering/ manufacturing and program management. Requires hands-on experience as a welding application engineer in a manufacturing environment where Oxyacetylene Hard surfacing, PTA, GTA x-ray quality structure and seal welding as well as LASER and electron beam welding. Strength in engineering metallurgy of material properties, material specifications, pre and post heat-treatment requirements. Knowledge of critical weld joints and hard surfacing deposits.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide innovative, technically significant and economically important material and welding solutions in support of Marketing, Design and Manufacturing.

  • Works with the technical requirements and welding activities to comply with both Military Welding Standard NAVSEA 250-1500 and Boiler Pressure Vessel Code ASME Section IX.

  • Develop and manage materials joining work plans including schedules, budgets and resource requirements to meet project objectives.

  • Identify, evaluate and resolve non-routine materials joining and manufacturing engineering problems as they relate to nontraditional repair work in an accurate, timely and informed manner.

  • Proactively seek and accept responsibility for solving new and difficult materials joining and manufacturing engineering challenges, while appropriately assessing and managing risks.

  • Effectively communicate technical concepts across all levels internally and customer organizations.

  • Provide technical support to a skilled labor force and manufacturing support personnel.

  • Provide priorities and directions to Lab Technicians in support of materials, joining, testing and evaluation.

  • Identify new and/or improved welding processes/techniques for improving applications.

  • Work with design and manufacturing engineering to resolve materials joining issues before and during manufacturing and provide technical support to suppliers and customers.

  • Provide support in identifying and troubleshooting equipment problems.

  • Provide support for audits of suppliers.

  • Interact with customers and design engineers to ensure compliance with customer specifications.


  • B.S. Degree in Welding Engineering, Metallurgical, or Materials Science from an accredited institution with a minimum of five years of related experience is preferred. Equivalent experience may be considered.

  • Weld symbol and fabrication drawing reading skills.

  • Good communication and presentation skills (written and verbal).

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and multi-task on multiple projects.

  • Be an innovative thinker and present theories/concepts in a professional manner.

  • Knowledge of the following welding codes

    • ASME Section III & IX

    • AWS D1.1, D1.2 & D1.6

    • NAVSEA 250-1500-1

    • MIL-STD 248/278

    • RCC-M

  • Experience in working with carbon, low, high alloy and stainless steels, nickel and copper based alloys, as well as dissimilar metal welding.

  • Prior experience as a welding, materials or manufacturing engineer. 

  • Must be a sole US citizen and able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

Preferred Experience/credentials

  • Hands-on welding experience in a fabrication or manufacturing environment or Defense Navy environment

  • Active participation with AWS

  • Certified Welding Inspector

Relocation and Travel:

This position will be located in Summerville, South Carolina, but will require several months of training in the Wellsville, NY and/or Cheswick PA facilities prior to opening of the new factory in the fall of 2019.

Critical Skill-Relocation offered if required to compensate some moving expenses to Summerville SC. 

This position may require exposure to information, which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request


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