Ground and Flight Test Engineer (Hybrid), EastHartford, Connecticut

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EastHartford, Connecticut

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United States of America


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

Key Responsibilities:

Possess knowledge and understanding of validation programs, testing, and instrumentation requirements for engine development. 
Possess ability to work under pressure in a high paced environment.
Must have good communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment to ensure test operations readiness and flawless execution of test vehicle plan, tests and inspections. 
Must interface with CIPTs and Systems engineers to ensure test requirements are being met on time and within budget.  
Coordinate potential hardware replacement and maintain part life records.
Conduct and assist in engine inspections.
Coordinate and drive engine maintenance activities. 
Maintain engine configuration awareness & documentation through engine history record sheets.
Effective skills working in a team environment to ensure test operations readiness and flawless execution of test vehicle plan, tests and inspections. 
Drive to meet requirements and prevent any delay, while maintaining highest quality of work.
Provide innovative solutions to test requirements, often in a high-pressure environment while working with minimum supervision.
Provide technical direction and daily task coordination, cross functional team leadership, troubleshooting, engine direction, and execution of developmental sea level and flight testing.
Support programs including but not limited to  F119, F135, APU and Advanced and Geared Turbofan.

Flexibility to adapt to fluid customer requirements, priorities, and schedules.

Position requires periodic travel (25% or more) to offsite test locations (Canada, Florida, Tennessee, etc.) around the world.

Frequent off-shift coverage and ability to flex schedule to cover weekends (approximately 25%) is required to support 24/7 test operations

Basic Qualifications:

BS degree of Science in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering
8+ years of experience in Engineering or 5+ years with an advance degree
US Citizenship due to government contract
U.S. Government Secret level security clearance or the ability to obtain one

Preferred Qualifications:

7+ years of experience with jet engine hardware, assembly, and/or testing.
Knowledge of engine performance and test data analysis.
Experience with continuous improvement processes.
Self-motivation to plan required tasks and lead a team to achieve significant goals with little outside direction.
Proven ability to work as part of a team on major validation and/or process improvement projects. 
Previous experience in engine ground test or flight test operations.
Team center experience.
SAP experience.

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:

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. This means that responsibilities of the job need to be performed onsite on a regular basis.

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.

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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