ENG- Mechanical Materials Testing Internship

Location: East Hartford, Connecticut US


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Job Number: 10927

External Description:
Businesses Pratt & Whitney Job ID 01362858 Date posted 10/23/2019 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States

Date Posted:
United States of America
PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA
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Position Overview:

This internship position is for a Materials Characterization Test Engineer in the Materials and Processing Engineering Laboratory. This position is focused on developing & executing test programs & test methods to determine properties of turbine engine materials and components.  Primary mechanical characterization test types include thermo-mechanical fatigue, low cycle fatigue, high cycle fatigue, fracture mechanics, creep, stress rupture, tensile, impact and tribology. As an active member of several cross-functional problem solving teams, this position will work closely with engineers and associates of other disciplines across the organization including Structures, Project, Materials Development, Design, and Manufacturing.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include the all aspects of coordination and execution of test programs to meet customer and needs including: specimen layout planning, extraction & fabrication, test fixture design and procurement, post test data analysis, and formal report writing. This position requires interaction with both internal and external design and testing resources, outside universities and service suppliers, materials engineers. This position will require daily interaction, oversight and coordination of in-house testing equipment and test area technicians.

A Successful Candidate:

  • Must be mechanically inclined with strong problem solving, analytical, observational, and organizational skills.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must function effectively in a lab environment with people of a broad variety of skills and backgrounds.
  • Must have a fundamental understanding of mechanical behavior of materials

Do you meet these Basic Qualifications?
  • US Citizenship is required due to government contracts .
  • You're in an accredited undergraduate or graduate engineering degree program.
  • Fields of study: Mechanical, Aerospace or Materials Engineering major
  • You will have at least 30 credits prior to starting your internship
  • You have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous Engineering internships
  • Programming experience and/or MATLAB exposure
  • Hands-on laboratory experience
  • Previous experience with data analysis

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.

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Job Number: 01362858

Community / Marketing Title: ENG- Mechanical Materials Testing Internship

Location_formattedLocationLong: East Hartford, Connecticut US