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Materials Characterization Microscopy Team Leader

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Businesses Pratt & Whitney Job ID 01476559 Most Recent Date Posted 10/24/2021 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States

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United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

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.

Where the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up.

Are you ready to go beyond?

The Materials Analysis and Characterization Group (within the Materials and Processing Engineering Organization) plays a critical role in the jet engine life cycle.  Our Team works largely with Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing customers on a variety of technical challenges, which span engine safety and certification testing, manufacturing support, and technology development.

The Materials Characterization team is composed of 4 disciplines: Microscopy, Residual Stress, Analytical Chemistry, and X-Ray Scattering Methods.

We are seeking a Leader for our Microscopy Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure disciplined execution of all ongoing programs using the Leadership Operating Model and appropriate Project Management tools.
  • Create a Strategic Vision and Tactical Plan to address MPE needs regarding Optical and SEM-based Microscopy Process Automation, Digital Data Management and Remote Instrument Operation networking solutions.
  • Build a balanced team and develop existing group members to ensure appropriate skills to meet current and future microscopy challenges.
  • Forge partnerships with customers, peers, instrument vendors, and universities/government institutions to identify new business opportunities and secure funding across Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing.
  • Drive enhanced MPE-wide collaboration for shared-ownership initiatives, such as the Core Mentor Metallography Team and the SEM User Group.
  • Lead capital acquisition efforts to bring in critical equipment and technologies to meet customers' future needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent and 8+ years of prior relevant experience, OR, a Master’s Degree in a related field and 5+ years of experience.
  • Demonstrated technical and leadership experience in materials engineering discipline.
  • US Citizenship required due to government contract.
  • Work Schedule: Hybrid (Combination of On-Site and Remote Work).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in Optical and SEM microscopy.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt.

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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