Associate Director, Systems Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: East Hartford, Connecticut US


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Job Number: 6880

External Description:
Businesses Pratt & Whitney Job ID 01278475 Date posted 01/03/2019 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 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 that'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 you'll help answer today's challenges in powered flight while crafting and supporting tomorrow's solutions.

Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world'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 you've been looking for.
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We unlock our employees' full potential through a versatile and engaging culture that values everybody'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?

Our Systems Design organization is looking for experienced Systems Mechanical Designers to lead and drive the mechanical design at the engine level. This is a vital role at PW to ensure the best mechanical design at the engine level, defining architecture and configuration at the engine system level.

The position is responsible for assessing all aspects of engine design (including part and module interaction) relative to established program metrics (performance, weight, cost, life, and other physical and functional requirements) as the product matures through subsequent IPD phases, and guiding /coordinating the delivery of design solutions (many via trade studies) that address gaps to or improvement of program metrics.

These activities require close coordination with the program chief engineer, SIPT and CIPT's to address identified issues as well as personal initiative and leadership to proactively identify and remedy technical issues via sound, acceptable risk design solutions before they are able to escalate.

This coordination also includes the possible extension to Operations, Engine Center and other Engineering and non-Engineering organizations as the product passes from development to certification and eventually production.

Broad understanding of design details including ESW (including the technical rationale impacting both processes and criteria) across multiple Module Center / design sub-discipline domains with multiple discrete pockets of deeper knowledge that can be utilized at an individual level or as part of a broader design team. Significant working knowledge of technical lessons learned including recent cross-program learning that can be effectively deployed to improve product design quality. Awareness of current top program technical issues.
Key activities include:
Establish Engine Architecture/Cross Section:

  • Engine Static Structure - case backbone stiffness & deflection; efficient load path; bearing support; mount arrangement
  • Engine Rotor Structure - rotor stiffness, shaft integration with bearings, bearing arrangement, rotor interfaces
  • Secondary flow architecture - passages, plumbing, controls, seals, hazard management
  • Engine assembly and maintenance, modularity, assembly flexibility, assembly & shipping loads, engine assembly & installation definition, assembly clearances, tooling standards
  • Gapping IPT, analysis, & management - assemble axial module interface deflections and tolerances; provide asymmetric rotor-case thrust, maneuver, & thermal closures; summarize radial closures (parts, airfoils, seals); set safety gap margins; flange clocking & engine build straightness; hot to cold conversion; ACC system integration
  • Rotor balance IPT - obtain feature requirement concurrence between ED&L and CIPT, document in balance layout
  • Create Engine Cross Section - optimize to meet metrics (shorter length) and all physical, aero, structural requirements Ultimate failure strategies:
  • Drive mitigation - features, detection, and procedures to support Hazard Management Plan (FTA/FMECA) Technical issue resolution - program 'show stopper' issues or significant module integration items
  • Drive engine system metrics - push system analytical groups and CIPT's to remove excess margin
  • Drive/coordinate technical support group items:
  • Loads/deflection impacts - coordinate system level loads updates/releases, assemble ED&L Kits
  • Secondary flows/thermal management - temp levels, sealing, flammable fluid drainage & AIT, hazard mitigation, gapping kits
  • Rotor dynamics - mass & stiffness optimization to meet requirements
  • FBO/post event windmilling - engine system and component natural frequency & gap optimization to minimize loads
  • Shaft shear rotor overspeed - PSA transient overspeed evaluation, failure scenarios, false bearing gapping, brake feature strength, define turbine rotor burst requirements
​Do you meet these Basic Qualifications?
  • You've obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • US Citizen is required due to government contracts
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in systems design in one or more sections or engine design of turbofan engine components within the Aerospace industry
  • Additionally, you have 15 years of overall engine design experience that may include engine component or structures design, systems, test or validation experience. Experience with all phases of engine design from Concept Initiation through Delivery, Sales, and initial Field Support/Learning
How about any of these Preferred Qualifications?
  • Masters Degree or PHD in Engineering preferred
  • Systems Level thinking along with 15 years' experience in turbofan engine systems design work on multiple sections/modules of commercial and military engines preferred
  • Military security clearance or the ability to obtain one desired for potential future military assignments
  • Executive presence comfortable interacting with senior executive leadership and a history of managerial experience in corporate manufacturing setting, including continuous progression at increasing levels of responsibility preferred
  • Operational Excellence (OpEx), Six-Sigma, Continuous Improvement, or Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Associate Certification is strongly preferred along with a proven track record of cost savings and continuous improvement accomplishments
  • Expert written and verbal skills with ability communicate in a straightforward manner. Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
  • You are comfortable working Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Unigraphics and SAP experience preferred

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Job Number: 01278475

Community / Marketing Title: Associate Director, Systems Mechanical Design Engineer

Location_formattedLocationLong: East Hartford, Connecticut US