United Technologies Corporation Systems Mechanical Design Engineer in East Hartford, Connecticut

Job ID: 67426BR

City: East Hartford

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Engineering, Systems

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

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PW’s SDCI organization is looking for experienced Systems Mechanical Designers to lead and drive the mechanical design at the engine level. This is a vital role at PW to ensure the best mechanical design at the engine level, defining architecture and configuration at the engine system level.

The position is responsible for assessing all aspects of engine design (including part and module interaction) relative to established program metrics (performance, weight, cost, life, and other physical and functional requirements) as the product matures through subsequent IPD phases, and guiding /coordinating the delivery of design solutions (many via trade studies) that address gaps to or improvement of program metrics. These activities require close coordination with the program chief engineer, SIPT and CIPT’s to address identified issues as well as personal initiative and leadership to proactively identify and remedy technical issues via sound, acceptable risk design solutions before they are able to escalate. This coordination also includes the possible extension to Operations, Engine Center and other Engineering and non-Engineering organizations as the product passes from development to certification and eventually production. Broad understanding of design details including ESW (including the technical rationale impacting both processes and criteria) across multiple Module Center / design sub-discipline domains with multiple discrete pockets of deeper knowledge that can be utilized at an individual level or as part of a broader design team. Significant working knowledge of technical lessons learned including recent cross-program learning that can be effectively deployed to improve product design quality.

Key activities include: Establish Engine Architecture/Cross Section:

  • Engine Static Structure - case backbone stiffness & deflection; efficient load path; bearing support; mount arrangement

  • Engine Rotor Structure - rotor stiffness, shaft integration with bearings, bearing arrangement, rotor interfaces

  • Secondary flow architecture - passages, plumbing, controls, seals, hazard management

  • Engine assy. & maint.

  • modularity, assembly flexibility, assembly & shipping loads, engine assembly & installation definition, assembly clearances, tooling standards

  • Gapping IPT, analysis, & management - assemble axial module interface deflections and tolerances; provide asymmetric rotor-case thrust, maneuver, & thermal closures; summarize radial closures (parts, airfoils, seals); set safety gap margins; flange clocking & engine build straightness; hot to cold conversion; ACC system integration

  • Rotor balance IPT - obtain feature requirement concurrence between ED&L and CIPT, document in balance layout

  • Create Engine Cross Section – optimize to meet metrics (shorter length) and all physical, aero, structural requirements Ultimate failure strategies:

  • Drive mitigation - features, detection, and procedures to support Hazard Management Plan (FTA/FMECA) Technical issue resolution - program ‘show stopper’ issues or significant module integration items. Drive engine system metrics - push system analytical groups and CIPT’s to remove excess margin. Drive/coordinate technical support group items:

  • Loads/deflection impacts - coordinate system level loads updates/releases, assemble ED&L Kits

  • Secondary flows/thermal mgmnt - temp levels, sealing, flammable fluid drainage & AIT, hazard mitigation, gapping kits

  • Rotor dynamics – mass & stiffness optimization to meet requirements

  • FBO/post event windmilling – engine system and component natural frequency & gap optimization to minimize loads

  • Shaft shear rotor overspeed – PSA transient overspeed evaluation, failure scenarios, false bearing gapping, brake feature strength, define turbine rotor burst requirements.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering

  • 7+ years of one area of engine design/ system design of one area of an engine

  • US Citizen due to government contracts

  • Military security clearance or the ability to obtain one desired for potential future military assignments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or aerospace engineering

  • Multiple module design experience

  • Systems Level thinking

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Discipline required

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering Discipline preferred

PWRSR

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.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering

  • 7+ years of one area of engine design/ system design of one area of an engine

  • US Citizen due to government contracts

  • Military security clearance or the ability to obtain one desired for potential future military assignments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or aerospace engineering

  • Multiple module design experience

  • Systems Level thinking

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.