Electrochemical Machining Process Engineer

Location: Columbus, Georgia US


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Job Number: 10613

External Description:
Businesses Pratt & Whitney Job ID 01356782 Date posted 09/25/2019 City Columbus State Georgia Country United States

Date Posted:
United States of America
PW103: Columbus GA 8801 Macon Road, PO Box 9903, Columbus, GA, 31908 USA
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.

At Pratt & Whitney, you will be part of an evolving, globally diverse company thatâ€s moving fast to craft the future of aviation. Customers all over the world depend on our technology and the people behind it. As part of the team youâ€ll help answer todayâ€s challenges in powered flight while crafting and supporting tomorrowâ€s solutions.

Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the worldâ€s most powerful jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to support our organization. If you aspire to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to convert new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity youâ€ve been looking for.
Inclusion Powers Innovation:
We unlock our employees†full potential through a versatile and engaging culture that values everybodyâ€s opinion, driving innovation. The goal of our diversity strategy is to build a workforce and environment where every employee is valued, so innovation and creativity thrive and to ensure that all employees are engaged and empowered.

Have you considered what it may be like to join our team and bring your career to Pratt & Whitney?

Columbus Forge Blades, a recognized leader in producing airfoils for the aerospace propulsion market, is looking for dedicated individuals to support our organization. If you would like to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to incorporate new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity for you!

  • Develop, optimize, and sustain the Precision Electrochemical Machining (PECM) process for generating the finished airfoil shapes for compressor blades and vanes. Own PECM cell and process controls.
  • Lead PECM cathode design to develop future airfoil geometries and refine existing processes.
  • Provide operational engineering support to develop technologies and processes which support the growth curve and cost reduction targets
  • Deliver well developed machining cell functionality with sustainable, engineered processes
  • Drive manufacturing and tooling innovations to improve cost, delivery, and quality of aerospace airfoils
  • Develop plans and processes to align with our growth strategy to support the next generation of aerospace propulsion systems
  • Perform research and development activities to support other functional areas regarding technical and or material/metallurgical issues related to quality, operations, and processes
  • Assist with problem solving during manufacturing related investigations
  • Support operational excellence using statistical analysis for process control and certification
  • Lead the ACE journey to continuously improve the quality and exceed customerâ€s expectations
  • Partner with Part Family Engineering and Quality Engineering teams through continuous improvement journey
  • Demonstrate commitment to the EH&S program by complying with all policies and procedures
  • Create capital plans and specify equipment to meet the growing needs of the manufacturing unit
  • Periodic travel required (
  • Final Grade/Level of position will depend on experience and qualifications.
Education / Certifications
  • AS, BS or MS Degree in Engineering, Materials, Manufacturing, or technically related field

Required Qualifications:
  • Associateâ€s degree with 7+ years of experience in Engineering Non-Traditional Machining Process OR Masterâ€s degree minimum 5+ years of experience Engineering Non-Traditional Machining Process
  • US Citizenship due to government contracts
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Understanding of and hands on experience with super alloy traditional machining and processing of complex 3-D geometries.
  • Solid understanding of traditional and non-traditional machining processes, including ECM cathode design, multi axis wire EDM programming, water jet programming, EDM electrode design.
  • Experience with modern inspection technologies such as laser scanning, structured light or blue light, as well as traditional metrology & CMM.
  • Knowledge of broaching, multi axis milling, and mill-turn techniques to produce airfoils from super alloy forgings is a plus
  • Knowledge of thermal processing of super alloys, robotics, heat treat, conventional and non-conventional machining techniques is a plus
  • Self-starter able to prioritize multiple priorities with minimal oversight
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with project management experience is a plus
  • Statistical Process Control required DMAIC, Process Certification, UPPAP, Six Sigma preferred
  • Ability to work with CAD tools, and create engineering blue prints using ASME Y14.5, demonstrated proficiency with GD&T
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) with experience in Project
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles, experience with Kaizen events or experience with a continuous improvement program (ACE, 6S, etc.)

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Job Number: 01356782

Community / Marketing Title: Electrochemical Machining Process Engineer

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