Arc Research Scientist

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


This is a key staff position within the ITW Global Welding Technology Center. We are looking for an inventive person to be a key driver of differentiation and competitive advantage through the development of new welding technologies. This person will work closely with the technology development team, along with software and welding engineers across the organization.


Primary responsibilities will include weld process investigation at a fundamental level for the purposes of improving existing weld processes and developing new weld processes. This role will also require leading and collaborating with engineers in a decentralized organization.

Job Requirements

•Master’s Degree in Physics, or a related technical field with at least 5 years of applicable industry experience
•Intermediate knowledge of the physics related to arc welding processes
•Strong math skills and computer modeling skills
•Proficiency in using analytical tools such as data acquisition systems, oscilloscopes, high speed video cameras, data plotting and analysis programs, etc.
•Working knowledge of electronics as related to sensors and data acquisition
•A desire to network with individuals and groups within the welding industry and academia for the purpose of advancing ITW welding technology


•Hands on experience with some proficiency in semi-automatic welding processes, including GMAW, GMAW-P, GTAW, SMAW and FCAW
•Knowledge of welding power source design and how it relates to arc characteristics
•Experience with analog and digital control systems related to welding processes
•Experience designing and constructing test fixtures for unique test programs
•A solid background in chemistry
•Candidate must be an aggressive self-starter and have excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills, and be a highly motivated team player with a positive attitude

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