Chemical Process Engineer (CVI/CVD) ( Onsite), Carlsbad, California

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Carlsbad, California

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United States of America


PW192: Carlsbad 5940 Darwin Court , Carlsbad, CA, 92008 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 Overview:

Pratt & Whitney is seeking a highly motivated individual to support the manufacturing maturation of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) turbine components. CMCs are an enabling material that increases the temperature capability of jet engine components. Through successful development and application of these materials, P&W will deliver engines that are more fuel efficient, lighter weight and more durable for commercial and military applications.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and managing processes for Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) to produce ceramic matrix composites.
Work closely with manufacturing and engineering integrated teams to develop new processes and implement new designs into production and to eliminate quality turn backs, escapes, and reduce overall product costs.
Play an active role in the Integrated Product Team process for CMC turbine components.
Provide focused & effective leadership in eliminating EH&S/Ergonomics/Human Factors risks and addressing quality issues as processes transition into production.
Create and implement strategies for automation to improve quality and minimize process cost.
Identify & implement shop floor process optimization, control methods, and work instructions (including specifications, engineering changes, QAD/process control, and tooling definition/requirements.)
Lead the strategy for comprehensive data collection and analysis from this process that will support robust process development and understanding as part of the digital thread for CMCs. This includes establishing methods for data collection, data analysis and data visualization to enable statistical process control (SPC)
Establish metrics for the process including yield, cost, cycle time, capacity, safety, delivery etc. Monitor outcomes to identify and implement improvement opportunities.
Lead the advancement of CVI Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) and support hardware production for Technology Readiness Level (TRL) demonstration.
Conduct root cause investigations as required and implement corrective actions.
Training of engineers and technicians.
Monitor and improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) through implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) practices.
Identify, investigate and implement new technology to address business goals.
Support a 24/7 operation as required.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience, or
An Advanced Degree in a related field and 3+ years of relevant experience
US Citizen or US Person due to government contracts

​Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in Engineering discipline with 3.0 GPA or higher preferred.
Experience developing new processes and successful transition to production.
Experience making, testing or analyzing CMCs.
Experience with CVI or CVD processes and equipment
Ability to program control systems including PLC ladder logic.
A working-knowledge of quality and process improvement tools such as Six Sigma and LEAN
Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships and exercise influence.
Ability to lead small teams to deliver outstanding results and overcome challenges.
Knowledge and effective practice of Environmental, Health and Safety requirements
Knowledge and effective practice of aerospace quality practices like ISO9001 AS9100.

What is my role type?

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: 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 75,000 USD – 161,000 USD; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

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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