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Staff Engineer(Systems focused)

Pratt & Whitney

Rockford, IL
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  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Staff Engineer(Systems focused) Description at United Technologies Corporation

Staff Engineer(Systems focused)

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems Job ID 37001BR Date posted 11/29/2016 City Rockford State Illinois Country United States
Seeking an individual with experience in aircraft actuation system design and has the capability to work collaboratively to define optimal system architectures for satisfying technical performance and life cycle cost objectives. The position will support programs from proposal to entry into service; this includes the preparation of proposals, the definition of all system-level requirements, the flow down of all requirements to the appropriate LRU designs, simulation of system level operation, coordination of system development and qualification testing, and support of all testing at the customer facility including certification testing. Systems integration engineer acts as the focal point for all technical interaction with the customer and/or alliance partners. The position provides direction to technical team with respect to flow down of system requirements, oversight of investigations and analyses, and integration of system elements with themselves and with the system. The position will be required to work across a broad range of functional disciplines including electrical, mechanical and data communication interfaces. Duties will require broad-based design and analysis of complex systems, and may involve "hands-on" hardware testing. Some travel will be required.


  • Establishment of System Architecture including inter LRU Communications
  • Establish, maintain, and execute objectives for system level requirements management, development, validation and verification activities
  • Advanced Methodology support for system architecture studies
  • High level System requirements development, validation, test planning and verification
  • Allocation of functionality to LRUs (assisted by Product Owners)
  • System Model Based Design, including behavioral and dynamic modeling (assisted by Product owners)
  • Inter-LRU communications tools and processes
  • lead a cross-functional support team and be able to communicate clearly to various review boards (internally & externally) and with all levels of the organization
  • Flight test and customer lab support
  • Development Testing, Verification & lifecycle documentation
  • Adherence to Configuration Management and Change Control
  • Conduct/Participate in Design Reviews, Customer Audits
  • Manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

  • 7+ yrs. of experience
  • Broad life-cycle experience: requirements analysis through system integration including integration lab verification
  • Works well in a structured development process where well-documented requirements, designs, and test procedures are essential.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to basic electrical and mechanical principles to design and/or analyze system interactions.
  • Background and experience in electro-mechanical systems, preferably in aerospace industry
  • Good customer communication skills.
  • Experience with DOORS software is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with RTCA, FAA, ARINC, MIL, and ISO specifications
  • Experience with Aircraft Certification requirements related to System Safety and Reliability (ARP4754, ARP4761 , FAR / JAR)
  • Experience with Electrical/Hydraulic motor controls
  • Experience with BLDC motors, electrical sensors and sensor interfaces
  • Matlab Model Based development including autocode generation
  • Built In Test Equipment design/EMI design/Aircraft Communications design
  • MS(preferred)

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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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