NDT Core Quality Columbus Ultrasonic Manager (Onsite)


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Columbus, GA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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United States of America


PW103: Columbus GA 8801 Macon Road, PO Box 9903, Columbus, GA, 31908 USA

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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 Summary:

The P&W Quality & Process Engineering (Q&PE) organization is looking for a motivated, technically oriented leader to partner with the Columbus Forge Disks (CFD) P&W business units to develop and continuously improve our NDT Ultrasonic systems. The successful candidate will combine technical experience and demonstrated success working with key CFD organizations and leading a team of talented technical individuals through highly visible and high priority UT activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading a team of certified technical experts providing support to the CFD Facility.
  • Collaborate effectively with the CFD Operations team and the CT-based Core team.
  • Integrate with Sonic IPT and other key Sonic customers to prioritize critical work.
  • Provide technical support and procedural guidance.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement and new initiatives.
  • Communicate with upper management on status and risks to program schedule.
  • Participate in weekly status and priority meetings to upper management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 10 years prior relevant NDT experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of NDT Methods, especially Ultrasonic in an Operations environment.
  • Requires deep management and experience leading multi-department projects and technical teams.
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently hold or able to obtain a NDT Level 3. Minimum experience: 4 years as a certified NDT L3 inspector.
  • Experience that includes a background in establishing NDT and general quality systems and NDT methods.
  • Experience and knowledge in all NDT methods. Ability to interface well with suppliers.
  • Ability to manage supplier oversight strategy and closure of NDT related escapes.
  • Knowledge of aerospace manufacturing operations. Proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge and experience with root cause and process control tools. Experience with SAP and Microsoft suite.

Additional Information:

Must be a U.S. Citizen. This position may require access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US citizenship.

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.

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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