Sr. Laboratory Mechanical Test Technician (Onsite) 1st Shift, 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?

Senior Laboratory Mechanical Test Technician

Pratt & Whitney is seeking a highly motivated individual to support research, development, and production 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:

The Senior Laboratory Mechanical Test Technician will be primarily responsible for performing mechanical testing (stress/strain, fatigue, etc.) on ceramic matrix composites. Tests utilize hydraulic and/or electromechanical systems including: extensometers, thermocouples, load cells, strain gages, and deflectometers / LDVTs. The Technician will be responsible for setting up tests, operating equipment, data capture, equipment maintenance and will be empowered to contribute to data analysis.

Basic Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED with 3+ years of manufacturing quality-control experience
?Must be a US Citizen or green card holder due to government contracts
Ability to work from blueprints, sketches, and detailed instruction. 
At least 3 years of role that demonstrates mechanic aptitude
Proven attention to detail
Ability to setup highly sensitive and complex fixtures and data acquisition systems.
Ability to solder and setup and low voltage electrical systems
Experience with Excel and data entry

Preferred Qualifications:

Two-year technical degree AA/AS degree (or other 2-year post high school training) with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
Experience in product development within an AS9100 certified aerospace company
Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics, and basic math problem-solving skills.
Experience performing Mechanical Tests
Experience working with Ceramics and/or composites
Previous operation and/or maintenance of hydraulic and/or electromechanical systems
Experience following ASTM standards
Familiarity with the function and application of the following instrumentation: Extensometers, Thermocouples, Load Cells, Strain Gages, Deflectometers and LVDTs
Microscopy experience is also desired but not required (i.e., sample sectioning, mounting, polishing, and microscope evaluation)

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 $18.00 to $36.00 per hour; 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.?


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.?


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

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