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Principal Engineer, Ceramic Materials

Pratt & Whitney

East Hartford, CT
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Principal Engineer, Ceramic Materials Description at United Technologies Corporation

Principal Engineer, Ceramic Materials

Business Unit United Technologies Research Center Job ID 45501BR Date posted 03/17/2017 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States

The United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) invites interested and qualified individuals to for the newly defined position of Principal Research Engineer, Ceramic Materials.

The Advanced Materials Group at United Technologies Research Center is seeking a principal researcher / engineer in ceramic materials, with experience in the following areas: (1) ceramic matrix composites, (2) environmental barrier coatings for ceramic matrix composites, and (3) protective coatings for high temperature applications. Prior experience and knowledge with powder processing, slurry formulation and preparation, hot pressing, materials characterization including particle size analysis, density and viscosity measurement, and commonly used high temperature and/or vacuum equipment is required.
The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment, by developing and ing new materials and processes, to develop advanced technologies and new products for all UTC business units. Excellent communication and team building skills are essential for this position.

Candidate must demonstrate track record of innovation and capability of generating new ideas and maturing new technologies to high technology readiness level. Experience in customer interaction and project leadership is required. Experience in proposal writing and establishing external collaboration is highly desired.


Ph.D. with at least ten-years post-degree work experience in an industrial research environment.

US Person required for this position.


Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering or relevant areas

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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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