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Validation Expert (FAA DER Career Path)

Pratt & Whitney

East Hartford, CT
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  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Validation Expert (FAA DER Career Path) Description at United Technologies Corporation

Validation Expert (FAA DER Career Path)

Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 48555BR Date posted 05/05/2017 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States
Pratt & Whitney’s Global Services Engineering organization has a unique opportunity for a compliance oriented and seasoned aerospace, aviation or aircraft engineer interested in a technical and regulatory career as a representative for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This will position the selected candidate on the career growth path to ultimately become an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for Pratt & Whitney

Upon hire, the selected candidate will work closely with experienced aftermarket FAA DER’s to perform regulatory compliance assessments and technical document reviews for commercial turbine engine component repairs. This experience will enable the individual to master the competencies and independently evaluate repairs for correct technical content, accuracy and adherence to Pratt & Whitney Engineering Standard Work. The individual is expected to become a Practitioner Level 3 in repair design and develop design competencies for all engine components from inlet to exhaust. As part of the repair validation process the individual must utilize their interpersonal strengths to effectively communicate with repair development engineers, structural analysis engineers, metallurgists, CIPT’s, DER’s, and P&WC Design Approval Appointee’s to ensure repairs meet all technical and substantiation requirements and allow Regulatory Finding of Compliance.

FAA Orders, Engine Certification Technical Data, Test Reports, Structural Analysis Reports, Systems Analysis, Service Documents, Engine Performance & Operability, Repair and Manufacturing Processes, Advisory and other guidance materials

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS Degree in a related Engineering discipline required
  • Must have a minimum of 10+ years of related engineering experience working with FAA regulated engines with knowledge and understanding in the following
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree desired
  • Experience in gas turbine engine design / development and/or Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) industry
  • Ability to determine export Jurisdiction & Classification of engineering repair data
  • ACE Operating system knowledge
  • BS Degree in a related Engineering discipline required
  • Advanced Degree desired

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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