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Senior Structural FEA Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Senior Structural FEA Engineer

Business Unit UTC Climate, Controls & Security Job ID 58321BR Date posted 12/19/2017 City Syracuse State New York Country US

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.


UTC Climate, Controls, & Security (CCS) division is seeking a Senior Structural FEA Engineer within our Advanced Materials Engineering (AME) group. The AME group is responsible for applied materials technology for the HVAC&R sector of CCS. This position focuses on the application of Structural Finite Element Analysis on systems and components considering various loads and material systems.

This role is a part of UTC Re-Empower Program which helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of this 16-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return to work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance, Re-Empower participants may have an opportunity to convert to a full-time role.

Cohort II of the UTC Re-Empower Program will run from March 12, 2018 – June 29, 2018.


  • Evaluating structural problems and defining modeling plans
  • Building and executing a variety of FEA models
  • Validating models against test data as needed
  • Reporting and presenting key results and conclusions

Note: Syracuse position (open to Charlotte, Indianapolis, Farmington)

Qualification: Minimum Program Qualifications
To qualify for the UTC Re-Empower Program, candidates should:
  • Currently be on a voluntary break of at least two years or more
  • Have a minimum of five years of professional work experience
  • Have an interest in returning to work in a full-time position
  • Have an ability to attend the Re-Empower Program Orientation at UTC Headquarters in Farmington, CT on March 12 - 14, 2018
Basic Qualifications
  • Working knowledge / experience in FEA modeling techniques (ANSYS preferred)
  • Experience modeling structures under mechanical and thermal loads (preferred)
  • Familiarity with mechanical design and plastic or metal material properties / design a plus
  • Familiarity with HVAC&R equipment and systems a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills with desire to learn
  • Good communication and organization skills required

  • BSME with 5 years + experience or MSME with 3 years+ experience 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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