MSEN Externals Design Engineer – (Onsite), 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?

Pratt & Whitney Externals Engineering seeks a motivated, detail-oriented mechanical design engineer to join the design team. Working on inter-disciplinary teams, the selected candidate will perform mechanical design of gas turbine engine fuel, hydraulic, lubrication, air management plumbing and electrical and harness systems hardware.

This position requires creative design skills in engine hardware arrangement and packaging to achieve maintainable, low-cost systems while meeting structural and functional requirements. External hardware includes a vast and challenging array of parts including tubes, brackets, electrical harnesses, and component mounts. The Externals designer routinely interfaces with virtually every module on a PW gas turbine engine as well as integration of different systems on the engine including lubrication, electrical, fuel and air systems.

All design work will utilize UG NX solid modeling as well as other modeling and analysis tools. The candidate will work with other disciplines including structures, project, and product definition. Opportunities are available in the development military program area.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop technically sound design solutions within program schedule milestones that meet cost and weight goals.

Understand technical processes and design requirements of gas turbine externals hardware including plumbing and ducting systems, component mounts, sheet metal brackets and electrical harnesses.

Learn and apply sophisticated solid modeling and analysis tools in a highly proficient manner.

Utilize standard work and CORE/ACE tools to continuously improve the externals design process.

Communicate with team leadership and management on status and risks to program schedule and metrics (cost, weight, performance, etc.).

Ability to negotiate design criteria/space with other groups including internal as well as external customers.

Ability to complete complex tolerance stacks for fit/function.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent experience and minimum 5+ years of prior relevant experience, or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3+ years’ experience

Travel less than 10%

US Citizenship required for government contracts.

Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance.

This is an ‘onsite’ position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with CAD solid modeling (UG NX) and finite element analysis tools (i.e., Ansys).

Proven communication and teaming skills.

Ability to interface effectively with both internal and external customers.

Strong hands-on ability

Proficiency in Teamcenter or other PLM system.

Prior gas turbine experience and strong aptitude in working in a virtual 3D environment.

Ability to solve technical problems with minimal direction.

Experience with GD&T.

Existing US Government Security clearance a plus

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.

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.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01601891  2023.03.10

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