Composites Fellow -Hybrid


East Hartford, CT

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United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

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?

Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines is looking for dedicated, highly motivated, and experienced expert for the role of Composites Fellow in Compression Systems Engineering Module Center team. Pratt & Whitney continues to advance composites technologies to ensure P&W maintains its competitive edge in Commercial and Military engines, where the use of composites will expand. This is a multiple discipline role involving Design, Analysis, Manufacturing and Materials. Fellows are recognized for Raytheon, Pratt & Whitney, or other broad Industry technical achievements and expertise in a subdiscipline of key technical importance to P&W. The Fellow applies his or her technical skills in organizing, leading, and guiding resolution of top technical challenges and issues of importance to the company. Fellows share their technical expertise and technical leadership in mentoring, training, and leading technical process applications. They may be given a critical organizational role in addition to the Fellow role, e.g., Discipline Chief. They also provide innovation in products, processes, and tool development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop state-of-the-art composite design, structures, impact, and manufacturing technologies that enable P&W to maintain a competitive edge with our products in an increasingly challenging environment.

  • Collaborate with the Advanced Engine groups and the Material Lab to enhance P&W’s ability to win government-funded proposal

  • Develop comprehensive Organic Matrix Composite utilization strategies for novel engine architectures to ensure safe and reliable operation.

  • Partner across functions to drive design strategies for the creation of more efficient and distortion tolerant, durable, and manufacturable systems

  • Grow the relationship with Raytheon, Industry and Academia for better integration of Composite design strategies improving performance, cost, and weight.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Design, Analysis, Manufacturing, Materials Processing or related discipline and minimum 15+ years of experience in design & analysis of composite structures, supporting both development and production environments, or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 12 years’ experience

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Travel at 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Security Clearance is not required, must be eligible to obtain

  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering focused on Composite Structures or related discipline preferred

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Certification preferred

  • Candidate would be versed in evaluating and certifying composite components, through a combination of analysis and test, including normal operating conditions, as well as impact dynamics.

  • Ability to think critically, challenge assumptions, and embrace a broad vision to push the boundaries of current best practices and evolve new state-of-the-art processes.

  • Candidate would have a strong external network established – it is a plus if they are an already recognized entity and active in Industry or Universities

  • Candidate would have Composite material Design & Analysis experience

  • Composite material processing, Technology & manufacturing development processes

  • Candidate would have Testing & inspection technologies

  • Candidate would have Automation, robotics & industrialization knowledge and/or experience

  • Strong communication, collaboration and team building skills; ability to connect with all levels of the organization; ability to create positive relations and craft clear communication

  • Candidate would be self-starter and able to work with minimal direction

  • Candidate would display excellent judgment and professional maturity

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor within various levels of the organization new ideas, concepts, and methods

  • Prior leadership experience of teams responsible for lean application, development, and industrialization of composite structures

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:

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. This means that responsibilities of the job need to be performed onsite on a regular basis.

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.

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.

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