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Estimated Pay $19 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Asheville, North Carolina

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United States of America


PW715: Asheville Site W Asheville Greenfield Site TBD , Asheville, NC, 28803 USA

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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?


Summary: Machine Operator 1: ability to operate a variety of production machines, primarily operating the ceramic coater, but may include but not limited to furnace, bake and detailer operations.  This position will require performing routine operations to produce blades and vanes as well as perform all quality checks. These positions require shift work and ability to work overtime when needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily standard work and perform complex operations successfully
  • Familiarity with plant tools and equipment, read and interpret process sheets, gage, deburr and clean parts, make minor offset changes (if required), frequently utilize measuring devices and assess product acceptance based on blueprint specification(s), clock labor in Solumina, perform Daily Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) and document results, change set ups and document information on check sheets and keep dimensional data on run charts
  • Keep equipment and work area clean (6S), adhere to standard work and all work instructions while performing tasks, maintain acceptable quality levels on routine and/or complex operations, ability to run all equipment in the entire work loop and produce product at rate in multiple cells per standard work and train other operators to perform work tasks. (Level II or III)
  • The person in this position will frequently move about the machine line to operate various manufacturing equipment (approximately 90% of the time), bend, reach push, pull and transport product and/or equipment weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Exhibits consistent skill and positive attitude towards their job while demonstrating the highest degree of quality and productivity.
  • Identify and correct basic to moderately difficult operational issues, ability to correctly identify the root cause of operating problems and may be required to carry out tasks not specifically listed, within the scope and skill level of this position in support of department objectives and to develop one’s skills
  • Responsibilities are not limited to the listed items above and can be changed or modified based on skill level, proficiency, and overall performance

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract
  • Previous experience in manufacturing or Associate degree and/or Advanced Manufacturing Certification 

Additional Information:

Must be a U.S. Citizen. This position may require access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US citizenship

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 position is FAA safety sensitive. Pratt & Whitney Middletown, NY is an FAA regulated facility and as such under the U.S. Departments of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with FAA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing as a pre-employment contingency and also subject to ongoing random testing as an employee per FAA’s regulation 14 CFR part 120, as well as 49 CFR part 40.


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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Required qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred qualifications:

  • 16 years or older