Ceramic Matrix Composite Durability Engineer

Job Description:

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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.

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Job Description


The Hot Section Engineering CMC Acceleration Team is currently looking for highly motivated Durability Engineers to join the team. You will have demonstrated expertise in performing heat transfer, fluid flow, structural, CFD and optimization analyses. Additional responsibilities will include mission life and validation analyses.

CMC Acceleration Team Durability Engineers are responsible for developing and implementing the analysis of oxidation, spallation, and creep life of CMC components to enable broad design exploration for the study of various CMC designs and architectures. Technical assessments and analyses of other life-limiting mechanisms will be necessary to support the Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). The Durability Engineer’s ability to solve technical problems quickly, offer design options, and demonstrate design sensitivities through analysis will be integral to the success of the team.

  • This role offers an unrivaled opportunity to participate in a multi-disciplinary team in a lean, hyper-focused environment. The role offers meaningful and rewarding career development and broadening opportunities for an Engineer looking for a career in the development and implementation of emerging technologies in future P&W products.
  • Durability Engineers get to provide immediate feedback on the design and cooling configurations of components, starting with concept initiation/optimization, enhancing their own skills while also learning from other disciplines.
  • A core function of all Durability Engineers is to participate on an IPT, collaborating with multiple disciplines to provide design solutions that balance customer requirements for structures, performance, cost, and weight while advancing the state of CMC technology.

Final Grade/Level will depend on experience and qualifications.



A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering, related engineering or materials disciplines will be considered

Required Skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering, related engineering or materials disciplines will be considered
  • 2+ years of practical experience in an engineering field
  • US Citizenship required due to government contracts


  • Knowledge of Ceramic Matrix Composite materials
  • Experience in Turbine Durability, Heat Transfer, or Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Familiarity with finite element analysis, material science, structures, lifecycle/lifting or Wiebull Analysis
  • Turbine airfoil design
  • Knowledge of airfoil lifting failure modes and mission life modeling for typical airfoil limiting modes such as oxidation, creep, corrosion, and TMF
  • Proven experience in leading airfoil failure/root cause investigations.
  • Strong engineering problem-solving skills
  • A desire to lead and enable transformation within the organization

United Technologies Corporation 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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