Advanced Materials Senior Principal Engineer


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East Hartford, CT

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United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

Pratt & Whitney is working to once again transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we’re seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious.

Come ready to explore and you’ll find a place where your talent takes flight—beyond the borders of title, a country or your comfort zone. Bring your passion and commitment and we’ll welcome you into a tight-knit team that takes our mission personally. Channel your drive to make a difference into shaping an organization and an industry that’s evolving fast to the future.

Innovation through diversity of thought. At Pratt & Whitney, we believe diversity of thought enables creativity, innovation, and a foundation for inclusion. By fostering an inclusive culture, we accept a shared accountability and responsibility to recognize, sponsor, coach, hire and promote talent equally. We welcome our employees to be their whole - best - selves at work because trust, respect and integrity, are a part of our DNA.

At Pratt & Whitney, the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up. Are you ready to go beyond?

Job description:

The Materials and Processes Engineering (MPE) organization is seeking highly motivated candidates for a Senior Principal Engineering position within the Advanced Materials organization to lead research, development, validation, and implementation of special technology materials with a focus on high temperature exhaust system materials for state-of-the-art jet engine applications.

The preferred candidate will work closely with internal module center and engineering customers to define materials needs and requirements, and lead material development programs from initial proof of concept through production implementation. The candidate will also work with external government customers to establish and lead appropriate contract opportunities.

The candidate will become a technology leader with responsibilities that include generation of innovative material / process solutions to meet critical engine needs, effective planning and leadership of internal development programs and government contracts, mentoring of junior engineers/staff, and continuous development of standard work and best practices related to special technology materials development and implementation. The preferred candidate will work as part of a cohesive and dedicated team of engineers and technicians responsible for the development of the referenced materials.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B. S. in Materials Science (or related field of study).
  • 10+ years relevant experience (7+ years with an advanced degree) in areas such as ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, materials development, the identification/implementation of novel process and manufacturing solutions associated with ceramic materials, and mechanical and electromagnetic property testing.
  • Candidate must hold or be eligible for a US DOD Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Advanced Degree in Materials Science or related field of study a plus
  • Additional experience in high temperature coatings is desirable
  • Knowledge of oxide-based advanced ceramics and/or composites
  • Interest in developing, marketing, and securing funding for innovative R&D efforts
  • Experience in managing project schedule and budget

In addition to transforming the future of flight, we are also transforming how and where we work. We’ve introduced role types to help you understand how you will operate in our blended work environment. This role is:

Candidates will learn more about role type and current site status throughout the recruiting process. For onsite and hybrid roles, commuting to and from the assigned site is the employee’s personal responsibility.


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