Casting Lab Shell 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?

Department Overview

The Rapid Prototype Casting Lab (RPCL) develops the technology and processes to manufacture advanced castings for turbine engines. These castings are enabling materials that increase the temperature capability and improve the durability of jet engine components. Through successful development of these castings, P&W will deliver engines that are more fuel efficient, lighter weight, and more durable for commercial and military applications. If you are interested in working on the most challenging investment castings that have the power to transform the future of flight, this is the job for you!

Position Overview

The Shell Process Engineer will be responsible for developing the investment casting shell process for the castings of today and tomorrow. This role is a dynamic role supporting the development of processes for all parts in the RPCL and leading activities to improve the shell process capability, including execution of new capital projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead development of production processes, work instructions, quality requirements, and regulatory requirements for investment casting ceramic shell system
  • Develop and deploy standardized engineering practices, processes, tools, and methods
  • Use Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement tools to develop and prioritize ideas for and lead execution of process improvement projects to reduce process variation, increase throughput, and improve part quality.
  • Lead activities to increase the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) for new parts and technologies
  • Develop ideas, secure funding, and execute capital equipment projects to improve process capability

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Ceramics Engineering or related technical field and 5+ years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Advanced degree in Ceramics Engineering or related technical field and 3+ years of prior relevant experience
  • US Citizenship required due to government contracts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in investment casting ceramic shell process
  • Six Sigma green belt or equivalent
  • Familiarity with robotic programming and process automation
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships and present in executive settings

What is my role type?

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:

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance workers, as they are essential to the development of our engines.

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.

There is 10% travel required

Raytheon Technologies 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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