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Staff Technician, Aero-Thermal Test Description at United Technologies Corporation

Staff Technician, Aero-Thermal Test

Business Unit United Technologies Research Center Job ID 56236BR Date posted 11/06/2017 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country US

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) works with the business units of UTC to develop new technologies and processes required to produce the most innovative products in the world. Tough challenges require the best minds to work together in order to generate ideas, test theories, challenge assumptions and ultimately deliver solutions. UTRC has more than 450 employees with over 96% of the technical staff holding advanced degrees. UTRC is at the forefront of advanced technology in fields including thermal and fluid sciences, structural mechanics, advanced materials, and embedded systems, which has enabled UTC to improve its products and impact entire markets.

The Aero-Thermal Testing Group at United Technologies Research Center is seeking a technician candidate with experience in mechanical assembly, experimental testing and test facility operations. The position requires technical skills and hands-on experience in the assembly, instrumentation, installation, testing and troubleshooting of aero engine component test articles and test facility support systems. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in aero compressor turbomachinery and aero component experimental test operations. Activities will include mechanical assembly and installation of test rigs and test facility services such as pneumatic and hydraulic systems, test support operations and test facility system maintenance.

Due to the nature of the experimental testing, flexible scheduling and multi-shift test support will be required.

Qualification: Qualified candidates with a minimum of 6 years of work experience in test facility operations and maintenance, flight line maintenance or similar experience will be reviewed for this position.
  • Demonstrated understanding of experimental test facility operations and strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strict adherence to Environmental, Health and Safety rules and regulations
  • Working expertise with high pressure pneumatic (air, nitrogen) and hydraulic (fuel, oil) systems and related components
  • Ability to follow and execute complex experimental test procedures
  • Mechanical assembly, fabrication and machining skills, and the ability to work from blueprints and schematics
  • Familiarity with ASME piping codes
  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems and test instrumentation such as pressure, flow and temperature measurement devices
  • Good technical judgement and strong teaming and communication skills
  • Familiarity with MS Office
  • Familiarity with Allen Bradley PLC control systems and LabVIEW is a plus
  • Hands-on experience in the setup and operation of laser-based measurement techniques is a plus
  • US Citizenship
  • U.S. Government Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance

Education: The candidate will have an Airframe and Powerplant License, Technical School Certificate or Diploma, Skilled Trades Apprenticeship or other post high school training (two years duration) with minimum of 6 years’ experience. The preferred candidate will have an A.S. in a technical field.

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.


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  • Mechanical Engineering - Pressure Vessels and Piping
  • Mechanical Engineering - Quality
  • Mechanical Engineering - Environmental / Solar / Sound

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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