Principal Engineer, Machining Engineer (Onsite)

companyRaytheon Technologies
locationCarlsbad, CA 92008, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/6/2024
Full Time
100,000 to 119,999 per year
Date Posted:
United States of America
PW192: Carlsbad 5940 Darwin Court , Carlsbad, CA, 92008 USA
Position Role Type:
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.
  • Support a 24/7 operation as required.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Developing and managing processes for machining ceramic matrix composites. This includes fixture and tool design, machine programming, material removal process parameters, and part cleaning after machining for turbine component applications. Create and implement strategies for automation of the machining process.
  • Identify & implement shop floor process optimization, control methods, and work instructions (including specifications, engineering changes, QAD/process control, and tooling definition/requirements).
  • Lead the initiative to advance the CMC Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) and support hardware production for Technology Readiness Level (TRL) demonstration.
  • Play an active role in the Integrated Product Team (IPT) process for CMC turbine components while working closely with manufacturing and IPTs to develop new processes, implement new designs, eliminate quality turn-backs, and reduce overall product costs.
  • 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).
  • Establish metrics for the process including yield, cost, cycle time, capacity, safety, delivery etc. Monitor outcomes to identify and implement improvement opportunities.
  • Provide focused & effective leadership in eliminating EH&S/Ergonomics/Human Factors risks and addressing quality issues as processes transition into production.
  • 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.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) in Physics, Manufacturing or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics).
  • 8+ years of Engineering experience, or 5+ years with an advanced degree.
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract.
  • CAD/CAM experience, including complex surfaces.
  • Hands-on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mill/lathe experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5-axis mill experience a plus
  • Ability to independently create all fixtures, tools, programs required to machine a part including operating the machine.
  • Experience with polymer, metal, or ceramic matrix composites
  • Experience with Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE), and/or GD&T principles
  • Working-knowledge of quality and process improvement tools such as Six Sigma and LEAN
  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships and exercise influence.
  • Knowledge and effective practice of Environmental, Health and Safety requirements including knowledge and effective practice of aerospace quality practices like AS9100 and/or ISO9001.
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:
  • 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.

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

The salary range for this role is 105,000 USD - 221,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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Salary range

  • 100,000 to 119,999 per year

Required skills

  • Composite