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Flight Safety Investigator Description at United Technologies Corporation

Flight Safety Investigator

Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 49261BR Date posted 05/18/2017 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States
As a renowned leader in jet engines, Pratt & Whitney continually strives to maintain a world class safety record. The recent entry into service of the Geared Turbo Fan and F-135 engine families initiated the growth of our fleet by several thousand engines - to be produced in the near future. The Flight Safety team is seeking a motivated and impactful individual to aid in the assessment of flight safety related issues.

This individual will:

* Coordinate with P&W technical experts to identify engine event sequences that could hazard the aircraft
* Assume a prominent role in conducting field investigations
* Represent P&W with government authorities such as the NTSB/FAA, as well as industry advisory committees
* Actively contribute to a highly flexible & high performing team

Further Information:

Identify & Manage Aircraft Hazards
* monitor, identify & communicate engine field events with potential safety implications

* develop detailed aircraft level event sequences leading to an aircraft safety event and their likelihood
* support Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) updates
* support the P&W safety issue management process with accurate issue documentation and active participation in recurring reviews

Provide Leadership to Field Investigations
* employ a disciplined and thorough approach to establishing facts and documenting hardware condition
* facilitate accurate root cause determination; and when required, effective fleet management plans
* provide extensive internal coordination with appropriate P&W teams including Program Lead Engineers; Component Team leaders; Technical, Materials & Process experts; and Customer Technical Support.

Support Government Authorities
* work alongside the NTSB & similar agencies, aircraft manufacturers & operators during on-site investigations and coordination activities
* ensure findings and reports are factual & accurate in support of Government Authorities, P&W decision makers, and involved parties

Support the Safety Team
* provide technical leadership in your area of expertise to complement the safety team’s skill set of design, maintenance, risk analysis, and engine controls

* remain flexible to travel on short notice and for extended periods of time
* derive satisfaction from a direct influence on PW and Regulatory safety-related decision making

Seven or more years experience with:
* aircraft turbine engine operation, design, or maintenance

The applicant must demonstrate prior:
* technical issue resolution
using rigorous root cause methodologies and/or material failure analysis
* excellent report writing with exceptional attention to detail
* strong teamwork and results-oriented performance
* effective communication & listening

Preferred qualifications:
understanding of engine and aircraft continued airworthiness or certification requirements
experience working with NTSB (or equivalent regulatory agency), FAA, and incident investigation protocols
* subject matter expert in a related field


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in any of:
* Mechanical
* Aeronautical
* Similar

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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