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Research Engineer - Additive Development

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Trollhattan, SE

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

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.


Global Technology Center (GTC) in Trollhättan are looking for development engineers with deep interest in developing the additive manufacturing process, in this case the DED process for large scale builds with free form robotic systems.

  • Process and material developer
    • You will focus on developing a qualitative material and effective process for aerospace. You have a desire for theory and practical work, as you will spend in the cells for running tests, everything from design of experiments of simple tests pieces to large-scale prototypes, and support evaluation of the material laboratory.


Curiosity for learning and understanding the welding process, which is the base for additive manufacturing, is a key. Working with technology development will require a self-driven character and that one take ownership to independently progress your tasks.


Job Responsibilities

  • Develop process parameters and materials
  • Perform test, simulations and be part of running laser cell
  • Drive technology development projects within GTC
  • Document and present results in Technology Readiness Reviews
  • Communicate and present plans and results internally as well as externally with our partners
  • Contribute with creativity and support colleagues in our technology teams, with the future possibility to take on leader roles within GTC
  • Participate in, and by time, lead research programs in corporation with Universities

Job Qualifications

  • You are an MSc, or potentially a PhD, with a competence profile in material or mechanical engineering
  • You have a desire to work practically in the lab
  • You have experience  or a desire to learn about welding process and new materials
  • You have a desire for team work
  • You have an ambition to drive technology projects
  • You have an interest in digitalization 
  • You have good ability to communicate and present plans and results internally as well as externally with our partners 
  • You have good social skills, the ability to create effective networks and can take on a technical responsibility role  
  • You are proficient in English


Date for employment:

November 2021 or earlier

For more information please contact:
Robert Reimers | GTC Engineering Manager | GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Sweden

Phone: +46 520 292795 | Mobile: +46 700 872795