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Nacelle Structural Integration Lead

Pratt & Whitney

East Hartford, CT
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  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Nacelle Structural Integration Lead Description at United Technologies Corporation

Nacelle Structural Integration Lead

Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 41104BR Date posted 01/17/2017 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States
The Nacelle & Externals Division of FALCEN (Fan, Low compressor, Externals and Nacelle Module Center) is looking for strong Structural Integration Engineer candidates to join our team as we grow to support the expanding Next Generation Product Family (NGPF) Geared Turbofan programs. The Nacelle organization is responsible for engine externals, nacelle, engine mounts and engine build up (EBU) components, integrating these products with the engine, pylon, and airframe.

The Structural Integration Lead will represent Nacelle group in all phases of the product development cycle, starting from concept optimization, preliminary design, detailed design, validation, certification, to post certification support.

Key activities include:

  • Provide Technical oversight to the structural integration team to work on
  • Work with Airframer to develop technical requirement/specifications for Nacelle Structures, flow down the requirement to suppliers, and negotiate agreement on means of compliance.
  • Lead the structural integration activity to develop load release packages for preliminary design, detailed design and certification. These activities included finite element model interface control/output request, finite element model check, loads comparison, resolve component loads, etc.
  • Coordinate with SD&CI (System Design and Component Integration) structural integration group on loads release schedule and loads release to supplier.
  • Work with supplier to define the engine/flight test requirement, develop the Test Job Request, witness certification test as required.
  • Review supplier’s submission of FAR25 qualification/certification plan, test procedure, analysis/similarity/test report, and secure the final approval from airframer and certification authority.
  • Field support and conduct failure investigation as required.
  • Provide mentoring to less experienced engineers in the nacelle group on technical capability.
  • Support the Nacelle Structures Discipline Chief on ESW (Engineering Standard Work) development and continuous improvement, and ESW proficiency advancement for the team.

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS Mechanical Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering
  • Minimum 15 years of technical experience with aero structures (EBU, nacelles, or aircraft systems design a plus), including requirements definition, loads management, structural analysis, and part 25 certification
  • U.S. Citizenship required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS a plus
  • DER experience preferred, current DER status a plus

  • BS Mechanical Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering
  • MS a plus

EEO/AAP Statement
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, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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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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