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Sr. Process Engineer (Onsite)

Company: Pratt & Whitney
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

Pratt & Whitney is working to once again transform the future of flight-designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we're seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious.Come ready to explore and you'll find a place where your talent takes flight-beyond the borders of title, a country or your comfort zone. Bring your passion and commitment and we'll welcome you into a tight-knit team that takes our mission personally. Channel your drive to make a difference into shaping an organization and an industry that's evolving fast to the future.Innovation through diversity of thought. At Pratt & Whitney, we believe diversity of thought enables creativity, innovation, and a foundation for inclusion. By fostering an inclusive culture, we accept a shared accountability and responsibility to recognize, sponsor, coach, hire and promote talent equally. We welcome our employees to be their whole - best - selves at work because trust, respect and integrity, are a part of our DNA.At Pratt & Whitney, the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up. Are you ready to go beyond?Job Description:Pratt & Whitney is seeking a highly motivated individual to support the manufacturing maturation of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) turbine components. CMCs are an enabling material that increases the temperature capability of jet engine components. Through successful development and application of these materials, P&W will deliver engines that are more fuel efficient, lighter weight and more durable for commercial and military applications. This position will be located in Carlsbad, CA.

  • Lead process development of overall CMC manufacturing, with occasional support of preforming ceramic fibers. This may include tool design, ply cutting, laminating, forming, curing and trimming preforms for turbine component applications.
  • Lead the strategy for comprehensive data collection and analysis from this process that will support robust process development and understanding as part of the digital thread for CMCs. This includes establishing methods for data collection, data analysis and data visualization to enable statistical process control (SPC)
  • Working closely with manufacturing and engineering integrated teams to develop new processes and implement new designs into production and to eliminate quality turn backs, escapes, and reduce overall product costs.
  • Play an active role in the Integrated Product Team process for CMC turbine components
  • Provide focused & effective leadership in eliminating EH&S/Ergonomics/Human Factors risks and addressing quality issues as processes transition into production.
  • Create and implement strategies for automation of the preforming process.
  • Identify & implement shop floor process optimization, control methods, and work instructions (including specifications, engineering changes, QAD/process control, and tooling definition/requirements.)
    • Establish metrics for the process including yield, cost, cycle time, capacity, safety, delivery etc. Monitor outcomes to identify and implement improvement opportunities
    • Lead the initiative to advance the CMC Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) and support hardware production for Technology Readiness Level (TRL) demonstration
    • Conduct root cause investigations as required and implement corrective actions
    • Training of engineers and technicians
    • Monitor and improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) through implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) practices
    • Identify, investigate and implement new technology to address business goals
    • Support a 24/7 operation as requiredBasic Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree required
      • 5+ years experience in Engineering or 3 + years with an advance degreePreferred Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree required. Engineering discipline with 3.0 GPA or higher preferred.
        • Experience with polymer, metal or ceramic matrix composites
        • A working-knowledge of quality and process improvement tools such as Six Sigma and LEAN
        • Basic proficiency in CAD or solid modeling software
        • Knowledge and effective practice of Environmental, Health and Safety requirements
        • Knowledge and effective practice of aerospace quality practices like ISO9001 AS9100
        • Pratt & Whitney 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.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:
          Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance workers, as they are essential to the development of our engines.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.Raytheon Technologies 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.

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