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United States of America

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

Position Role Type:

For more than 90 years the RTX Technology Research Center (RTRC) has operated as a multidisciplinary group of experts collaborating on groundbreaking innovations. Our team includes some of the world’s leading scientists, researchers and engineers working to anticipate the discoveries destined to change everything, and they transform that research into the solutions and products that help our businesses shape the future of aerospace and defense. Our unique talent, experience and resources allow us to deliver rapid responses to critical, time-sensitive challenges and develop breakthroughs for a safer, more connected world.

The RTX Technology Research Center (RTRC) is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Advanced Manufacturing Test Engineer. The candidate will join the Advanced Manufacturing Team which specializes in the development and demonstration of manufacturing technologies for internal deployment as well as for external research programs across a variety of technical areas including machining, cold spray, additive manufacturing, robotic automation, amongst many others. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, testing, optimization, and demonstration of novel manufacturing processes including Waterjet Guided Laser and/or Ultrasonic Impact Grinding, as well as design of test articles and fixturing and CNC programming of multi-axis machining centers. The individual will participate in project meetings with cross-functional teams, assist in manufacturing process development, support project reviews with internal and external customers, and produce coupons and hardware for testing, demo, and evaluation. The individual will work with the team in a fast-paced, R&D environment alongside leading scientists and colleagues from across RTRC and the greater RTX organization (including Collins Aerospace, Pratt and Whitney, and Raytheon) to conceive, develop, and demonstrate next generation technologies for Aerospace and Defense applications.


Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, and computer-aided design (CAD) files to determine the correct settings and tooling for each application

Use CAD/CAM tools to model cutting paths and program multi-axis machines

Design fixturing, tooling, and process parameters to enable manufacturing of parts with exceptional quality and in the most cost-effective manner

Program probing routines to locate parts in a 5-axis CNC machine

Perform test cuts on a 5-axis waterjet guided laser or ultrasonic impact grinding machining centers to cut, drill, and dice a variety of advanced materials including metals, ceramics, and semiconductors

Monitor the progress and results of each trial and optimize process parameters to meet quality standards

Keep accurate records of trials, material usage, and machine downtime

Troubleshoot process and equipment issues and make necessary adjustments to achieve desired project outcomes

Work safely at all times, following all safety protocols and procedures

Comply with all company policies and procedures

Qualifications You Must Have
• Proven hands-on experience with CNC machines
• Experience with 3D CAD modeling (SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Catia, etc.)
• CNC programming experience (CAMWorks, Mastercam, NX CAM, etc.)
• Mechanical aptitude
• Attention to detail and safety focused
• U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident/Green Card) required.

Qualifications We Prefer
• 5-axis programming using NX CAM
• Experience with FANUC CNC controls
• Laser machining, laser materials processing, optics
• Experience with ultrasonic machining
• Fixture design and fabrication
• Machining of ceramics, semiconductors
• NX CAM Post-Processor writing and modification
• Quality control experience

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, manufacturing, or related field or equivalent experience.

RTX Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 185,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

The following position is to join our RTX Corporate, Enterprise Services, Research Center or BBN team:

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Requires theoretical knowledge typically obtained through University Degree. Limited to some knowledge of RTX organization.

Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience.Engineering/Other Technical Positions:

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 2 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

The salary range for this role is 53,000 USD - 103,000 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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