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Cell Leader – SEV Test Operations

East Hartford, CT
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Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 59560BR Date posted 01/18/2018 City East Hartford State Connecticut

SE-V (Systems Engineering- Validation) Test Operations is looking for a Supervisor/Cell Leader to lead a team of hourly mechanics in the Development Engine test and assembly environment. Responsibilities include allocating work and assigning manpower. The candidate must have strong leadership and focus for ACE, FOD, Quality, EH&S and continuous improvement initiatives. The position is an integral part of the Engine test team where rapidly changing requirements in a fast paced development atmosphere are the norm.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide leadership and direction with emphasis on team building through daily toolbox meetings, effective communications, and in developing an efficient team that is responsive to production requirements and change.
  • Primary interface to second shift to ensure flawless production transition between shifts.
  • Delegate effectively to develop personnel and balance workload
  • Establish standards and expectation for work effort and performance for subordinates. Give constant feedback on performance to those standards. Effectively coach employees to improve performance when needed.
  • Effectively communicate with other department personnel and customers to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Work proactively to address issues and engage the workforce in achieving cell goals.
  • Communicate to peers requirements at supporting process to ensure smooth process flow.
  • Perform administrative functions as related to bargaining unit employees including maintaining training, quality and attendance records.
  • Establish work schedules taking into account customer requirements, resource availability, and other priorities
  • Manage cell overtime within budget and equitably distribute among employees.
  • Shared weekend supervisory coverage
  • Purchase non-product tools and materials needed to sustain business activities
  • Coordinate Facility infrastructure maintenance, repairs and improvements with area mechanics and contractors
  • Work closely with Test Engineers and Operations engineers to achieve successful test results


  • Ensure department equipment is clean, properly maintained, records and labels properly affixed, and uptime is maximized and that it meets all safety requirements.
  • Ensure that all employees are fully trained in required aspects of Environmental Health & Safety.
  • Ensure World Class safety culture is maintained and respond to all EH&S requirements promptly.
  • Ensure full involvement in ACE continuous improvement initiatives is consistently upheld.
  • Utilize ACE tools to improve production, performance, and reduce scrap, rework, and repair.
  • Achieve ACE levels as planned
  • Demonstrate a 100% commitment to quality in actions, decisions, and conversations.
  • Ensure compliance to all Quality policies and procedures
  • Control quality, productivity and process flow to meet MRP requirements while ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure compliance to P&W policies, procedures and work instructions.

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.

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  • 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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