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Test Engineer, Aero-Thermal Testing

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Business Unit: United Technologies Research Center Job ID: 01289852 Date posted: Jan. 23, 2019 City: East Hartford State: Connecticut Country: United States

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RC1: United Tech Research Center 411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT, 06108 USA

United Technologies Corporation (UTC; NYSC: UTX) is headquartered in Farmington, CT, just outside of Hartford, CT. We employ over 240,000 talented individuals globally, achieve net sales in excess of $60 billion, and invest $4B each year back into research & development activities. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Collins Aerospace  – the combination of which make us the largest aerospace company in the world. Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and escalators and Carrier – a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems and building automation controls.

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) was founded by some of the world’s greatest inventors. We helped build the Second Industrial Revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Now we need your help to build the next one.

Tech@UTC is the UTC technology organization, comprised of the global engineering function, several focused centers of expertise, our skunkworks organization – United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), and our advanced Research & Development lab – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, we create smart, sustainable solutions that prove we can do the big things the right way. We put the “T” in UTC.

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 Aero-Thermal Testing Group at United Technologies Research Center is seeking a candidate with expertise in experimental testing and test facility operations.  The position requires analytical engineering skills and hands-on experience in the assembly, instrumentation, installation, testing and troubleshooting of experimental test articles and test facility support systems.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in aero compressor, aero component and combustion experimental testing.  Activities will include experimental test program planning and execution, day-to-day test operations, ensuring the validity and accuracy of experimental data, and effectively documenting and communicating test results.

Due to the nature of the experimental testing, flexible scheduling and multi-shift test support will be required.


The candidate should have a B.S. in mechanical or aerospace engineering or related engineering field.  The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

Bachelor’s candidates will have to have a minimum of 3 years of work experience post degree in experimental engineering pertaining to gas turbine technology. 

Master’s degree candidates will need at least one year of work experience post degree in experimental engineering pertaining to gas turbine technology.

  •          Demonstrated understanding of experimental test execution and test facility operations
  •          Strong technical leadership and troubleshooting skills
  •          Experience in system design, fluid dynamics and pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  •          Working knowledge of data acquisition (steady state and dynamic), processing and analysis and test instrumentation
  •          Strong project management, scheduling, documentation, teaming and communication skills
  •          Strict adherence to Environmental, Health and Safety rules and regulations
  •          Experience in MS Office and Project
  •          US Citizenship
  •          U.S. Government Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance

Preferred Qualifications / Experience:

  •          Experience and knowledge in combustion, aero component and aero compressor experimental testing
  •          Familiarization with the setup, operation and programming of control systems using Allen Bradley PLC hardware and software
  •          Familiarization with LabVIEW and/or MATLAB software applications

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