Staff Research Engineer, Solid Mechanics

United Technologies   •  

East Hartford, CT

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 51 days ago

The United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is the corporate research center of UTC, operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, and security and fire protection. At UTRC, we create new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. We are a community of high performing inventors, innovators, thinkers, manufacturers, motivators, leaders, problem solvers, dreamers and achievers. We work with universities, external research organizations, and global business units to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative technology solutions, products, services and intelligent systems. We are looking for scientists and engineers who have a passion for innovation and a high tolerance for ambiguity. You must be an independent thinker and self-starter with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality technical content by collaborating with fellow researchers and product specialists. You will have the opportunity to continuously develop and invent new technologies, products and processes. At UTRC, you’ll be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that’s moving fast to shape the future of technology - one full of career opportunities and the chance to contribute and grow in a variety of ways. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest people from the broadest and most diverse talent pool possible, so that we can serve our customers globally. If you have ideas, inspiration and expertise to continue developing products and systems that make the world a better place to live, then we have a great opportunity for you to contribute to our continued legacy of innovation.

The Solid Mechanics group at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is seeking qualified applicants to join the group as a Staff Research Engineer. The candidate is expected to interact with UTRC Program Offices and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) business units to enhance existing programs, create new opportunities, participate in the acquisition of contract awards, and provide technical contributions in the area of durability of high temperature materials in gas turbine engines. The candidate must be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary, multinational team environment focused on innovation and be able to partner with leading, worldwide institutions (university, government agencies, national labs, and professional organizations) to meet organizational objectives. The candidate will have exceptional communication skills, capable of interacting with UTRC senior management as well as members of the technical staff. The candidate must be able to provide timely, accurate and detailed reports and presentations.

Masters in Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Engineering Mechanics / Materials Science & Engineering. With at least 7 years of relevant work related experience.

PhD Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Engineering Mechanics / Materials Science & Engineering. With at least 7 years of relevant work related experience.

Required Experience/qualifications:
- Proficiency in the following are required: (1) Thorough understanding of thermal and structural aspects of the design affecting durability of high temperature materials, (2) finite element analysis in ANSYS or ABAQUS, (3) expertise in P&W Durability tools, (4) expertise in CAD tools, (5) programming in MATLAB or other equivalent.
- Demonstrated ability in creating ideas and executing independently

- Proven success in innovative, strategic and technical thinking; willingness to champion and challenge new technical ideas
- Excellent communication skills using Word, Excel and PowerPoint; high energy; team player

US Citizenship or Permanent US Residence is required for this position