Senior Structures Engineer - Mechanical Systems

United Technologies   •  

East Hartford, CT

Industry: Transportation


5 - 7 years

Posted 34 days ago

Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought possible. At Pratt & Whitney, you will be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that's moving fast to craft the future of aviation. Customers all over the world depend on our technology and the people behind it. As part of our team you'll help answer today's challenges in powered flight while crafting and supporting tomorrow's solutions. Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most powerful jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to support our organization. If you aspire to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to convert new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you've been looking for.

Inclusion Powers Innovation: We unlock our employees' full potential through a versatile and engaging culture that values everybody's opinion, driving innovation. The goal of our diversity strategy is to build a workforce and environment where every employee is valued so innovation and creativity thrive and to ensure that all employees are engaged and empowered.

Job Description

The Mechanical Systems, Externals and Nacelle (MSEN) organization is the recognized leader in the design, development and support of reliable, elite architecture, providing the best value, shortest cycle-time and the highest quality to meet customer requirements. Within the Mechanical Systems group, we are seeking a motivated, diligent structures engineer to join our team.

As the senior structures engineer, you will provide support to both Commercial and Military engine programs. In this role, you will complete technical assessments and analyses necessary to support design, development, validation, production implementation and management of new and operational mechanical systems hardware. This includes, bearing supports, housings, rotating bearing stacks, seals, gearboxes, oil tanks, and lube pumps.

You will lead tasks as well as be an integral member of a team navigating challenging problems focused on engine safety, reliability, capability, robustness and affordability. It is an exciting time at Pratt & Whitney and this is an unrivaled opportunity for an expert individual to join a team working state of the art technologies on the best engines in the world. You will handle multiple tasks simultaneously, motivate others to share goals and visions, have a pension for delivery of results and be able to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel at P&W, customers and suppliers.


  • Bachelor's Degree in in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Advanced degrees in engineering preferred


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • 5+ years of engineering structures experience
  • US citizenship required due to government contracts

Preferred Qualifications:

An advanced engineering degree

  • Experience with MSEN hardware and associated tools, architecture or systems integration
  • Understanding of the Integrated Product Design process and its interaction with the overall requirements of the business
  • Current security clearance or the ability to obtain one