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Advanced Abradable Coatings Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Advanced Abradable Coatings Engineer

Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 58930BR Date posted 01/10/2018 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country US

Pratt & Whitney Materials and Processes Engineering (MPE) organization in East Hartford, CT is looking for an engineer who can lead and support the development and implementation of advanced materials and coatings for gas turbine engine applications.

The candidate will become part of a highly focused team in a high tech, fast moving and challenging environment. The candidate will work at the interface of physical research and technical development of the technologies applied in the aerospace jet engines. The candidate’s technical responsibilities will include:

  • Development and implementation of advanced Thermal Plasma-Spray coatings for gas turbine engine applications
  • Development of physics-based analytical models in application to novel materials and coatings and their behavior during manufacturing and life cycle in jet engine.
  • Development of technical proposals to capture internal and external research funding.
  • Developing and executing project plans and cost estimates, meeting schedule milestones and reporting progress to senior management.
  • Support of production processes to meet business needs and customer requirements. Responsibilities would include root cause analysis, brainstorming solutions, implementing corrective actions, and ensuring elimination of root cause.

Qualification: The candidate will cooperate with cross functional teams including Materials Development, Structures and Lifing Discipline, Aero-Thermal Systems and Manufacturing. Flexibility in thought and approach is required. This position preferably requires Masters or Advanced degree and the following skills:

  • Knowledge of and experience in thermal spray processes
  • Knowledge of and experience in ceramic abradable coatings
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in physics-based materials and processes models at different length and time scales and associated experimental research to understand material properties.
  • Experience working with diverse teams and multi-years multidisciplinary programs
  • Have strong communication skills and be highly motivated
  • High level of communication and cooperation with team members
  • Experience in data collection and management, data analysis methods and computational methods is highly desired
  • Experience with ACE/Continuous Improvement, Lean/Six Sigma tools is a plus.

Education: BS degree in Material Science, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics or related technical field, with 8+ years of experience is required;
MS degree with 4+ years of experience;
PhD degree with 0-2+ years of experience

Other Requirements:
•US Citizen: Established security clearance is preferred; candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance.

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.


  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics

Pratt & Whitney is a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines. This is your opportunity to join a company steeped in history yet focused on the future by developing engines that provide step-change improvements for the next generation of commercial aircraft and fifth generation military aircraft. Pratt & Whitney, a pioneer in flight and technology, is part of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) family. UTC is a Fortune 50 company located in over 4,800 locations in approximately 80 countries with $65.2 billion in revenues in 2014.


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