Manufacturing Engineer, Regioinal Office, Mid-West

United Technologies Corporation
East Hartford
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
A global leader in aircraft propulsion, Pratt & Whitney is behind many of the major advances in both military and commercial engines. We design, manufacture and service aircraft engines.

Pratt & Whitney's Core Manufacturing Engineering Organization is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to work in our mid-west regional office, with a team of PW employees. The team will support our part producers as we ramp production on our Geared Turbo Fan and F135 engine programs. This position will be located in East Hartford, Connecticut and will support the mid-west region suppliers from this location.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

* Provide engineering support for product design, process improvements to improve manufacturing throughput, ensure product quality, and lower costs for new and existing products.

* Provide technical support for regional suppliers with manufacturing methods and processes for the manufacture of jet engine parts.

* Assess suppliers for technical, quality, and manufacturing capabilities and capacity

* Provide input for process improvement, cost reduction and automation opportunities

* Identify and address long term recommendations which will enable improved throughput, quality and cost performance

* Troubleshoot quality issues, drive root cause analysis, corrective and mistake proofing actions

* Maintain and drive continuous improvement to manufacturing standard work, ensuring alignment with customer requirements and systemic audit findings

* Complete Industrial Capability assessments

* Assess supplier readiness, pro-actively support supplier readiness and resolve producability problems

* Identify production quality risks to full rate production and provide manufacturing input for mitigation plans

* Perform technical review of manufacturing improvement plans

* Coach and provide manufacturing technical support for supplier development and problem resolution plans

* Provide urgent manufacturing technical problem solving for critical supply issues

* Engage in root cause analysis

QualificationsU.S. citizenship required.

Ideal candidates are energetic, flexible, ethical, creative and possess a positive attitude. Successful candidates must have strong manufacturing engineering background and shop operations experience, with a minimum of 6 - 8 + years of experience. Technical expertise in parts manufacturing: machining, welding/joining, sheet metal fabrication, airfoil manufacturing, coatings, special processes, forgings/castings, and/or special processing. Understanding of Lean or Six Sigma tools, excellent written and verbal communication, analytical and detail oriented. Education Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related technical field is required.