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Pump Design Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Pump Design Engineer

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems Job ID 55149BR Date posted 10/13/2017 City Rockford State Illinois Country US

UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is among the largest global suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products. We design and manufacture aerospace systems for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft and are a major supplier for international space programs. Our industrial products serve industries ranging from hydrocarbon, chemical and food processing to construction and mining.

Electric, Environmental and Engine Systems (ES), one of seven business units in the UTAS family, designs and develops a wide variety of aerospace systems and components including jet engine controls, fuel delivery systems, fuel nozzles, engine gearboxes, engine ignition systems, power takeoff shafts, engine bleed air systems, cabin air conditioning systems, fuel tank inerting, cabin pressurization and control, aircraft ventilation systems, and various aircraft ice protection systems. ES has the resources and expertise to design, qualify, and manufacture best in class equipment for our aerospace and engine customers.

Electric, Environmental and Engine Systems (ES), is looking for a mechanical design engineer with expertise in fuel pump design to work with a multi-disciplined, technical team in the design, development, and launch of aircraft engine accessory products including fuel pumps, gearboxes, and starters. The preferred candidate must have a track record of innovative mechanical design capability and strong analytical problem solving skills.

Major Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Concept selection, design, analysis, and test of new products
  • Engineering documentation and design tool improvement such as hardware specification development, test plans, analytical reports, test reports, reliability assessments, and Excel based tools for incorporation into company standard work
  • Supporting new business proposals, formal design reviews, and customer presentations
  • Adherence to engineering standard work
  • Interfacing with management, suppliers, customers, and members of the technical design team
  • Compliance with budget and schedule
  • Satisfying external and internal customer needs subject to strong design and business constraints
  • Providing timely and effective communication to management and customers

Supporting engineering investigations to establish root cause, and implement appropriate corrective actions

Qualification: Selected candidate must accept ownership of the design and development of the product while satisfying the needs and concerns of all stakeholders.

  • At least 7 years demonstrated engineering excellence and progression in design, test, and fabrication of mechanical systems required
  • Expertise with fuel pump technologies and specifically geared fuel pumps is preferred
  • Background with engineering drawings, structural analysis, and 3D design software is preferred
  • Working knowledge of gas turbine engines and their applications is preferred
  • Proficiency in ACE and/or Design for Six Sigma, particularly DOE
  • Proficiency in utilizing advanced Excel capabilities (i.e. VBA, Solver, etc.) in the development of engineered products
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving experience and a robust work ethic

Education: Bachelor of Science in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a related field required. Master’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and/or an MBA preferred.

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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