Senior Structures Engineer (Hybrid)


East Hartford, CT

Date Posted:



United States of America


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

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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.

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Job Summary:

Aftermarket & Sustainment Engineering (ASE) is looking for a Senior Structures Engineer for the Commercial Major Rotating Parts Structures team. This position involves analyzing repairs to ensure they meet original equipment manufacturing (OEM) requirements, supporting customer safety, cost, and reliability objectives. ASE Structures is uniquely linked between the engine development / certification and aftermarket and field support engine life cycles. This results in our repairs having a direct impact on the bottom line of Pratt & Whitney’s maintenance repair and overhaul revenue. The Senior Structures Engineer closely interacts with fellow ASE engineers from structures, design, project, and program, along with other module center engineers from the CIPT and design metallurgy, among others, to develop technical data to meet safety, quality, delivery, and cost requirements. Travel for this role is up to 10%.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the structural assessments of repairs to commercial engine hot and cold section rotating components.

  • Knowledge of Integrated Product Development (IPD), Structures Engineering Knowledge System (EKS), and the Product Design Review process.

  • Coordinate structural analysis requirements for repairs with module centers/Component Integrated Product Teams (CIPTs) and participate on multi-disciplinary teams to provide design solutions that meet design and life requirements.

  • Work independently on structural analysis solutions when historical solutions are not available or applicable. Analysis may include both classical methods and/or detailed Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

  • Coordinate with others to advance the technology and improve engineering processes/methods, plus document and present results to management and other technical leaders.

  • Primary focal for structural analysis memos (SAMs) and provide technical coaching and mentoring to entry level structures engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.

  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical, aerospace, or structural engineering or an Advanced Degree in a Engineering and 3+ years experience.

  • U.S. Person or eligible to obtain necessary export authorizations required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of ANSYS required or other FEA software.

  • Awareness of manufacturing repair processes experience a plus.

  • Experience using Pratt & Whitney/industry lifting systems: PWLIFE, ARLS, or crack growth (SURCK, Darwin, Franc3D) systems a plus.

  • Strong understanding of low cycle fatigue (LCF) and fatigue and fracture mechanics theory and applications.

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.

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

RTX 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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