Intern Summer 2024 - Mechanical Systems, Externals, and Nacelles - Transmissions Design (Hybrid)




East Hartford, CT (Remote)


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United States of America


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

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Job Summary:

The Mechanical Systems, Externals, and Nacelles (MSEN) Transmissions Design and Analysis team is looking for a summer Intern for 2024.  The team is responsible for performing design and analysis on both commercial and military engine program gearboxes.  Specifically the team is responsible for the design and development of PW's innovative Fan Drive Gear System in addition to engine accessory gear boxes used to power electrical generators, fuel pumps, and hydraulic pumps.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform design and analysis of gear systems in support of all phases of product life cycle including preliminary design, detailed design, development testing and validation, certification, delivery support, and post engine production & service support. 
  • Monitor gear system rig health during component validation testing, perform test data-reduction and analysis, and confirm test objectives are met.  
  • Support field investigations 
  • Participate with the transmissions design and analysis representative on multi-discipline teams to provide design solutions that balance customer requirements for durability, performance, cost and weight.  
  • Work with suppliers to integrate work scope into engine program deliverables. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Enrolled in a degree program in Engineering  
  • Must be a https://U.S. Citizen. This position may require access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US citizenship
  • Fluent in English (verbal/written)
  • Minimum GPA of https://3.0  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Strong communication and task coordination skills. 

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:

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. This means that responsibilities of the job need to be performed onsite on a regular basis.

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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