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Sustaining Mechanical Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Sustaining Mechanical Engineer

Business Unit UTC Climate, Controls & Security Job ID 58943BR Date posted 01/09/2018 City Ashland State Massachusetts Country US


UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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.

The Fire & Security group at UTC Climate, Controls & Security is dedicated to providing product and technology designed to protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. As a world leader in the manufacturing of fire safety products, the Fire & Security group meets the safety needs of homes and businesses by providing fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, mechanical locking systems, fire alarm control panels, gas and flame detection, fire suppression systems and mass notification solutions. Notable brands within the group are Kidde, Firex, Badger, Fenwal, Det-Tronics, Fireye and Edwards. The Fire Protection Systems group within the Global Fire Products group is focused on Kidde residential and commercial fire detection, alarm and portable suppression as well as the Edwards Systems business worldwide.

Kidde Fire Systems is a technologically innovative, global P&L protecting customers in many challenging environments with high end fire suppression applications. Kidde Fire Systems is a part of the Fire & Security Products business and has a global footprint with manufacturing sites in the U.S. and sales presence in all key geographies.

UTC Climate, Controls, & Security (CCS) division is seeking a Sustaining Mechanical Engineer who will be responsible for engineering support for legacy product lines at Kidde-Fenwal. Candidates for this position are to demonstrate exceptional and multi-dimensional skills in the areas of troubleshooting, project management, 3D modeling, and mechanical design techniques. Ability to work cross-functionally with other teams is essential.

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.


  • In a supportive engineering team environment, applies sound engineering principles and practice to lead sustaining engineering tasks relating to design, analysis, fabrication, modification and evaluation of mechanical parts, pressure vessels, valves, and various electro-mechanical systems
  • Contributes to the development of standard work to improve department efficiency and effectiveness, as well as the creation of design guidelines
  • Performs prototype testing and evaluations, root cause analysis on products and design/production processes; Participates in sustaining engineering tasks and projects with significant scope and complexity
  • Performs drawing reviews through the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process, conducts design reviews under the direction of the assigned technical leader. Ensures timely and accurate execution of ECOs
  • Interacts with various agencies and agency related issues pertaining to sustaining engineering activities
  • Leads DFMEA efforts for sustaining activities and ensures follow up on the actions from the DFMEA; Participates in PFMEA efforts


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


  • 3+ years of relevant engineering experience, where a good working knowledge of advanced engineering principles and techniques has been applied and demonstrated in mechanical design of pressurized equipment, valves, seals, etc. preferably in the fire protection industry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with test instruments and computer data acquisition
  • Ability to create read and understand drawings and production process documentation
  • Developed problem solving skills and identification of potential problems to mitigate
  • Proficient in 3D solid modeling (Solid Works or equivalent)
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in a relevant technical field
  • Master’s degree in Engineering 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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