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RD-180 Decatur Engineering Representative Description at United Technologies Corporation

RD-180 Decatur Engineering Representative

Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 56796BR Date posted 11/14/2017 City Remote City State Alabama Country US

This job is the primary front facing representative of the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) factory in Decatur, Alabama for United Launch Alliance.

The job has the following responsibilities:

• Represent the interests of RDA to the ULA customer related to the RD-180 Rocket Engine Program.
• Provide oversight and insight into all aspects of engine integration into the Atlas V launch vehicle, including:

  • Monitoring receipt of engines at Huntsville airport, and ULA transport to the Decatur facilities.
  • Receiving inspection of engines and spare parts.
  • Periodic engine storage inspection
  • Presence at key engine integration steps: Electrical tests, hydraulic/pneumatic tests, interface mating, functional testing.
  • Cognizance of all other engine integration activities. Attendance at all ULA planning and ops meetings.
  • Updating engine logbooks as required as engine operations are completed. Coordinating logbook documentation with WPB.
  • Coordinating return of engine shipping containers.

• Resolving issues which arise, including autonomous resolution of small items and cooperative resolution with P&W (West Palm Beach) and NPO Energomash (Moscow, Russia) for larger items.
• Creating written requests for information from NPO EM as necessary.
• Attendance in telcons with RD-180 team members, as necessary.
• Processing of quality paperwork as warranted.
• Performance of service bulletins (as required). Major component remove and replace activities will have support from NPO EM and/or P&W.
• Support of any remove and replace operations required by warranty / non-warranty issues.
• Support of any RDA, P&W or NPO EM executive visits, including the NPO EM yearly audit.
• Monitoring of ULA-initiated integration process changes.
• Backup engineering assistance for Atlas V launches at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Vandenberg Air Force Base.
• Ownership of the “Decatur Operations” section of the RD-180 training program.
• Other activities as assigned to support RD-180 program goals.
• Providing daily written status to the RD-180 team and attendance at the daily “stand-up” meeting via telecom.

Travel is approximately 10%, with the bulk being support of launches and visits to WPB as necessary.
Non-standard work hours may be required to cover multi-shift activities. Flexible work schedule is available.

Qualification: Basic Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of experience in the following:
  • Self-motivated. This position is off site and day to day supervision will not be provided.
  • Good customer communication skills. Success at this job entails a high degree of interface with ULA to resolve critical and non-critical issues.
  • US Citizen
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ITAR / EAR export controls a plus. Training will be provided for candidates without this skill.
  • Knowledge of Russian Language and Russian design/manufacturing a plus, but not required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.


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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