Date Posted:2021-05-11-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAPratt & Whitney is working to, once again, transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because t

Staff Engineer, HSE ESTO Structures

Pratt & Whitney • 
East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

Pratt & Whitney is working to, once again, transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we’re seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious.

Come ready to explore and you’ll find a place where your talent takes flight—beyond the borders of title, a country or your comfort zone. Bring your passion and commitment and we’ll welcome you into a tight-knit team that takes our mission personally. Channel your drive to make a difference into shaping an organization and an industry that’s evolving fast to the future.

Where the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up.

Are you ready to go beyond?

Pratt & Whitney Hot Section Engineering Support to Operations (HSE ESTO) is seeking a goal oriented, detail-focused Structures Engineer to work as the lead point of contact for specific hardware and program needs.   Final determination on assigned hardware and program will be based on candidate’s experience.   Possible opportunities include Military airfoils, Military rotor, Military Exhaust Nozzle, Military and Commercial static hardware to include Diffusers & Combustors.   Structures engineer will act as main focal point for production support activity on defined hardware/program. 

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Phase 1 – Reactive

  • Be the driving force that leads the team toward the solution.   Remove the barriers.  Find the path.
  • Forecast resource planning for both PW and outsource needs.
  • Coordinate and lead teams to meet task technical and schedule requirements.
  • Drive outsource teams QN workflow, manage outsource technical quality and grow outsource technical proficiency
  • Opportunity for increased visibility.  Interface with multiple CIPTs, suppliers and customers by being the main point of contact for all QN activity
  • Demonstrate ability to make decisions in high visibility environment
  • Support 502 and 701 task closure (5 day TAT)
  • Drive SDO/FPN investigations and rapid closure
  • Look for opportunities for improvement in process, procedures.   Challenge the status quo “the way we do business”.   Look for something better.
  • Ability to make risk-based decision with eye on need and timeliness. Draw on engineering fundamentals/physics and choose a solution with balanced conservatism.  Promote "Right-size Analysis"

Phase 2 - Proactive

  • Opportunity to define the sphere of influence based on demonstrated interpersonal skills, leadership and delegation.
  • Lead the charge to Identify and eliminate areas of waste – time or money within production support process.    Look for unique solutions to the problem.
  • Eliminate repeat analysis through proactively addressing repeat QNs.
  • Be engineering representative facilitating cross functional teams to drive to heart of producibility issues or quality initiatives.   (program office, customer, quality, supplier, design, structures etc.)
  • Lean into automation efforts to streamline the structural analysis process and documentation to save time and increase quality.
  • Continue to challenge current process and procedures “the way we do business” to identify areas for improvement.  
  • Enable and drive outsource responsible parties’ path towards delegate approval
  • Capture ESTO producibility lessons learned.  Drive continuous improvement into product development cycle. 
  • Incorporate Pro-Cert methodology and data driven decision making into Class II process.
  • Enable and develop ESTO PW and Outsource technical and professional proficiency.
    • Define the technical path for younger/less experience engineers to follow
    • Mentor others in professional communication style and problem approaches. 

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years of engineering experience OR 4+ years of experience with a Master's Degree
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status (Green Card Holder) is required due to government contracts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Experience working in the Aerospace Industry in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Working proficiency with MS Office, Ansys
  • Direct and concise communicator.   Know your audience and tailor accordingly
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
  • Looking for passionate and innovative individual with an eye on improvement.
  • Adaptable leads that can handle multiple different tasks, or teams or hardware groups at once.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with different personalities.   Find middle ground and be willing to reach a solution.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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