Aerospace - Research and Development, Aerospace Engineering
4 Year Degree
The sky has no limits.
Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought possible.
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.
The CMC R&D Machining Engineer's responsibilities include:
Developing and managing processes for machining ceramic matrix composites. This includes fixture and tool design, machine programming, material removal process parameters, and part cleaning after machining for turbine component applications.
Working 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 of the machining process.
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 initiative to advance the CMC 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
7+ years' relevant experience in machining or 5+ years' with an advanced degree
Desired Experience / Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline with 3.0 GPA or higher preferred.
Experience developing new processes and successful transition to production
Experience operating CNC or manual machines to machine polymer, metal or ceramic matrix composites
A working-knowledge of quality and process improvement tools such as Six Sigma and LEAN
Basic proficiency in CAD or solid modeling software & ability to create CNC machine instructions (G-code)
Working knowledge of tool design, fixture design and dimensional inspection approaches
Ability to read and interpret technical drawings including Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
Ability to independently create all fixtures, tools, programs required to machine a part including operating the machine
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
United Technologies Corporation 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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 01362091
About Pratt &Whitney
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.
Pratt & Whitney's large commercial engines power more than 25 percent of the world's mainline passenger fleet. The company continues to develop new engines and work with its partners in International Aero Engines and the Engine Alliance to meet airline customers'? future needs.
Pratt & Whitney has built a long and distinguished record of providing top-of-the-line engines to 29 armed forces around the world. Our military engines power front line fighters, such as the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, as well as the C-17 Globemaster III military transport and Boeing's KC-46, the U.S. Air Force's new airlift tanker.
Pratt & Whitney Canada has produced more than 75,000 engines, of which there are currently more than 49,000 engines in service on more than 28,000 aircraft operated by more than 10,000 operators in 200 countries.
Pratt & Whitney AeroPower designs and manufactures auxiliary power units and turbojet engines for commercial and military aircraft. Products include a...irborne auxiliary power units and ground power units, and small expendable and recoverable turbojet propulsion systems.
Website http://www.pw.utc.com Industry Aviation & Aerospace Company size 10,001+ employees Headquarters East Hartford, CT Type Public Company Founded 1925 Specialties Aircraft Engines and Auxiliary Power Units