Polymer Materials Applications Engineer (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:

Pratt & Whitney’s Materials & Processes Engineering (MPE) group is seeking a Materials Applications Engineer to focus on polymeric materials and processes (adhesives, composites, thermoplastics, thermosets, etc.).  Materials Application engineers approve critical P&W material and definition documents, including engineering changes and engineering drawings, and ensure the design intent is being achieved.  The Materials Applications engineer represents MPE as a reviewer during design reviews and supports manufacturing operations, suppliers, and dispositions non-conformances. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply scientific principles to innovate, design, develop, and implement solutions related to polymer and bonded components.

  • Creative, analytical, self-starter, energetic, and work in a team environment at all levels of organization.

  • The approval of designs and repairs for choice of proper materials and processing methods.

  • Provide guidance to design, manufacturing, and analytical groups concerning materials properties and processes and to materials and process specialists concerning design intent.

  • Assist suppliers and customers with materials, manufacturing, and repair related issues.

  • Travel: 10% to other Pratt & Whitney sites

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other Engineering degree

  • 8+ years of prior relevant experience OR an Advanced Degree with 5+ years of relevant experience

  • https://U.S. citizenship is required, as only https://U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of aerospace structural thermoplastics, composite materials, adhesives, and processes, designs, testing, and manufacturing methods and procedures.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to interface with people of diverse engineering disciplines.

  • Excellent communication skills, including technical writing.

  • MS Office, especially Excel, with statistical data analysis software familiarity a plus.

  • Knowledge of engineering drawings, aerospace material and process specifications, and process quality controls.

  • Experience in manufacturing a plus.

  • Familiar with environmental regulations, such as REACH, a plus.

  • Familiar with part and test specimen failure mode and analysis a plus.

  • Familiar with chemical and anodic cleaning and processing methods a plus.

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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