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Principal Thermal Systems Engineer


West Hartford, CT, US, 06110-1328

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Engineering

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


Triumph Systems, Electronics and Controls is a leading independent aerospace system supplier for the commercial and military helicopter and business jet markets. Based in West Hartford, CT, Triumph employs approximately 530 employees. The Company’s key products and services include electronic engine controls, fuel metering units, main fuel pumps and environmental control systems for both the OE and aftermarket/spares end markets. 


We are seeking a highly motivated Principal Thermal Systems Engineer for our West Hartford, CT team.  The Principal Thermal Systems Engineer will serve as the main technical liaison within Triumph and with external customers for product development programs. Programs include development and support of (Vapor Cycle) Environmental Control System (VCS/ECS) products for commercial and military ground and airborne platforms.


•Architecting vapor cycle system products
•Defining system and component level functional, performance, and interface requirements necessary to comply with customer requirements.
•Defining control law, built-in test, software, safety, reliability, and maintainability requirements for the product.
•Performing thermal analysis of vapor cycle systems to verify the proposed design meets product performance requirements.
•Conducting and coordinating detailed phases of new product development work as the program technical lead.
•Working directly with internal and external customers and suppliers to resolve technical issues, including presentations to company and customer executives throughout the product life cycle.  
•Performing system integration, design assurance testing, and qualification testing.
•Supporting integration of the product at the aircraft level.
•Providing specialized support in solving technical, programmatic, or team problems.  


The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the commercial and military aircraft business and possess many of the attributes listed below:

•Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. Master’s Degree a plus.
•10+ years of experience in mechanical and thermal design and analysis, system and feedback controls performance, fluid dynamics, test engineering and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.  
•Demonstrated capabilities in failure analysis and troubleshooting of complex systems.
•Extensive knowledge of thermal heat transfer or refrigeration cycles is preferred. 
•Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
•Ability and willingness to travel approximately 5-10%.



All Positions at Triumph Systems, Electronics, and Controls require access to information or technology subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US Citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents (*green card holders*) and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position. 





All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain OR show proof of a vaccination.  The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

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