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Sr Test Equipment Engineer

Pratt & Whitney

Vergennes, VT
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Sr Test Equipment Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Sr Test Equipment Engineer

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems Job ID 47692BR Date posted 07/10/2017 City Vergennes State Vermont Country United States

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.

Sensors & Integrated Systems, a business unit of UTC Aerospace Systems, is leading provider of cutting-edge sensors and sensor-based systems for the commercial aerospace and defense industries including electronic flight bags, air data systems, ice detection and protection systems, fuel measurement and management systems, guidance navigation and control systems, health and usage management systems, rescue hoists, mission data recorders and sensing suites for aircraft engines.

SIS is headquartered in Burnsville, MN and has 4 reporting segments:
•Air Data, MEMs and Flight Management Systems (AMFMS) with locations in MN and India
•Inertial, Control and Aircraft Management Systems (ICAMS) with locations in UK, CT and VT
•De-icing, Rescue and Specialty Systems (DRSS) with locations in CA, OH, WV and France
•Fire Protection Systems (FPS) with locations in NC, Germany, France and UK

This role will be focused on the design, documentation, integration, and support of LabVIEW based automated test equipment for aerospace products and systems. The Test Equipment Engineer will help ensure that the test equipment design meets all of the product testing and test coverage requirements as well as ensuring production equipment is operational.

Responsibilities for the Test Equipment Engineer may include some or all of the following:

-Support development of electrical, mechanical, and software specifications to test end items. The designs must be traceable to customer and system specifications to systems, electrical, mechanical, and software detail specifications.
-Support the Business Development or Engineering organizations in new business pursuits, including customer technical visits, assisting in the preparation of RFQ responses, and assisting with the preparation of technical proposals
-Develop verification and validation procedures to ensure system will perform as specified to meet customer and system requirements.
-Support failure investigation in developing cause and corrective action for manufacturing and customer top-level systems integration and test failures
-Developing test methods and creating test fixtures
-Be involved in the development of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) from conception through implementation
-Communicate technical issues through written, verbal and presentation media
-Support to the manufacturing/operations group to help ensure on-time delivery of product

In performing these activities the Test Equipment Engineer will interface with Customers, External Suppliers, Program Managers, Engineering Managers, Mechanical, Software, Electrical, and Systems Engineers, as well as the Manufacturing organization.
Qualifications Desirable:
-4 to 8 years of industry or related experience
-CAD application experience (AutoCAD, Visio, ProE, or other)
-Experience working with and/or managing remote resources
-Experience programming in a modern high level language (LabVIEW preferred)
-A proactive style, high energy level, and positive outlook
-Ability to plan but also work to changing priorities
-Able to work both autonomously and as part of a team
-Experience generating and presenting project status and test data reports
-Good communication skills (verbal and written) and team oriented, communication with internal and external customers
-Hands-on Aerospace/Military hardware design, build, test, and integration experience (or in other regulated industry)
-Able to identify problems, perform root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions
-Competent working with Microsoft Office applications
-A highly organized, self-motivated individual contributor capable of operating with minimal direction
- US Citizen or Permanent resident required

Other Desirable Attributes:
-Qualified to either a National Instruments CLAD or CLD
-Familiarity with requirements driven development
-Familiarity with project planning
-Lean manufacturing knowledge
-Exposure to test systems for one or more of the following: electronic subsystems, battery subsystems, GPS subsystems, fin and/or canard control subsystems, mission computer subsystems, telemetry subsystems, inertial navigation systems
-Able to function at a high level with multiple tasks and projects, and to effectively change direction based upon business needs
-Have or are able to obtain security clearance

Education A minimum of a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Software / System Engineering or related field is required.

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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