Date Posted:2024-02-25Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PWXJP: P&W Japan Remote Location, Remote City, CT, 06101 USAPosition Role Type:OnsitePratt & Whitney is working to once again, transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. A

F135 Maintenance Technician/Inspector - Japan FACO (Onsite)

Pratt & Whitney • 
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Date Posted:



United States of America


PWXJP: P&W Japan Remote Location, Remote City, CT, 06101 USA

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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.

Innovation through diversity of thought. At Pratt & Whitney, we believe diversity of thought enables creativity, innovation, and a foundation for inclusion. By fostering an inclusive culture, we accept a shared accountability and responsibility to recognize, sponsor, coach, hire and promote talent equally. We welcome our employees to be their whole - best - selves at work because trust, respect and integrity, are a part of our DNA.

At Pratt & Whitney, the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up. Are you ready to go beyond?

Job Summary:

The Pratt & Whitney Military Engines F135 Sustainment organization is seeking an experienced individual to support engine inspection / mechanic requirements at the Japan F-35 Airframe Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) and Airframe Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility in Nagoya, Japan.

This position will be part of a small P&W international team comprised of two Field Service Engineers and three Engine Technician/Inspectors.  The team will be responsible for ensuring that all Propulsion related tasks/requirements are met in support of aircraft assembly by the host customer of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)/Japan Ministry of Defense/Lockheed Martin.

The assignment is expected to be 36 months in duration; however, it could be longer or shorter based on customer / business needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure engine production requirements are accomplished to schedule and ensure quality standards are met for production (FACO) and repair (MROU) of F135 engines or modules.
  • Complete the work priorities and assigned day-to-day tasks necessary to support the scheduled production, installation and flight line activities.
  • Collaborate on a regularly basis with the local Customer, to include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Lockheed Martin, DCMA, and Joint Program Office (JPO)
  • Strong communication skills, self-motivated, and a self- starter. This position requires an individual who is detail oriented. Accuracy in work performed is a requirement.
  • Physical requirements include being able to work atop maintenance platforms, ascend/descend maintenance stands, lift 25 pounds to a height of 4 feet, and position self to perform maintenance/inspections underneath engine rails and inside the exhaust duct.
  • Candidate must commit to 36 months in the role.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 2+ years of Aerospace Maintenance Field experience required. Or, Associate’s degree or 2 years of post-high school training and 9 years of solid Aerospace Maintenance Field Experience is required.
  • At least 5 years of prior F135-PW-100 and F135-PW-600 shop and field experience required.
  • Must have or be able to obtain an Inspector Stamp prior to arrival.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required.
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Military Aerospace Maintenance experience.
  • Depot-Level (D-Level) or Intermediate level (I-level) maintenance experience is a plus
  • Borescope experience, blade blends, experience.
  • F135 engine maintenance and inspection(s) experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer service skills.

In addition to transforming the future of flight, we are also transforming how and where we work. We’ve introduced role types to help you understand how you will operate in our blended work environment. This role is:   Onsite

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance workers, as they are essential to the development of our engines.

Candidates will learn more about role type and current site status throughout the recruiting process. For onsite and hybrid roles, commuting to and from the assigned site is the employee’s personal responsibility.

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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