Principal Engineer – Composite Structures (Hybrid), Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America

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Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America

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United States of America


PW102: Middletown Aircraft Rd P.O. Box 611, Middletown, CT, 06457 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’s Compression Systems Engineering (CSE), Designers & Structures Analysts of advanced Fans, Low & High Pressure Compressors, is currently seeking a highly- motivated Principle Engineer – Composite Structures to join its team in support of the Military and Commercial Composites Fan, and other operational and next generation engine programs.

Key Responsibilities:

Working on an Integrated Product Team and participating in projects aimed at crafting and implementing designs that meet advanced engine-specific requirements.
Function as Structures Lead for composite components.
Provide analytical support for preliminary & detailed design, through development, validation, certification, manufacturing & operational service.
Finite element modeling & analysis; calculation of ply stresses, natural frequencies, transient dynamic response, impact capability, fatigue life, & safety margins; monitoring of structural & engine tests; analysis of test results.
Apply state-of-the-art finite element-based methods to the design of jet engine components and assemblies for composite and metallic rotating and stationary structures.
Apply nonlinear, explicit dynamics methods to accurately simulate bird strike, blade-off, containment events.  Correlate results against rotating rig & full engine tests.  
Validate methods against subscale & full-scale static, dynamic and impact tests.
Cover validation testing (engine and rig) and data-reduction.
Develop computer & simulation-based methods and processes that support engineering productivity and throughput.
Document and present results to management, commercial and military customers.
Coordinate with others to advance technology & improve engineering standard work to ensure continuous improvements to our processes and methods.
Mentor lesser experienced structures engineers.
Apply CORE (Customer Oriented Results & Competitive Excellence) tools within the Organization.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering and 8+ years of relevant experience OR
Advanced Degree in Engineering with 5+ years relevant experience
US Citizenship or green card holder required due to government contracts.
Able to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced Degree in engineering
Active US Government Security Clearance for military programs
Demonstrated proficiency in finite element modeling & analysis of geometrically complex components & assemblies which spans static & dynamic analysis.
Capable track record of success with a combination of the following: NX, FiberSIM, TeamCenter, TEAMS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, Abaqus, LS-DYNA, Hypermesh, PATRAN, ProStar.
Experience with Mechanical properties testing and Structural testing.
Knowledge of composite design and analysis technology, as well as manufacturing processes.
Familiarity with Non-destructive testing methods for composites.

Travel:  ~10% Travel is anticipated

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.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01601227  2023.03.10

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