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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to Cut Jobs

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When it comes to companies there are a stunning number of them out there. Unless a company is part of a big brand there is little chance that they will be familiar with them. For those of you who are not familiar with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne lets begin by talking about what the company has done before we talk about the job cuts that are going to come to the company, “Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) powered the space shuttle, and supplies booster engines for Delta II rockets, as well as booster and upper stage engines for Atlas V and Delta IV rockets. PWR’s scramjet engine powered the historic first flight of the X-51A hypersonic vehicle, with additional flights planned for the future.”

Sadly the company is getting ready to cut back on about 100 workers in the near future. These job cuts, which are enough to qualify as a mass layoff action under the current federal guidelines. For the time bring the company has not said much about the job cuts that they are making in order to trim down on their expenses. The company has not said much about the job cuts right now, such as who is going to be getting the cuts in the near future and which locations are going to take the brunt of the cuts. So for the time being the workers are going to have to wait and see who gets the axe and who is spared the brunt of the job cuts and stay in their jobs.
Interestingly enough the company, in its most recent release chose to talk about a new program that the company an award that the company has gotten from the Department of Defense. Here is an excerpt from that release, “The C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP) was recently awarded the 2012 Secretary of Defense “Gerald R. Beck” Performance Based Logistics (PBL) system-level Award by the Secretary of Defense. The GISP team includes Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, and the U.S. Air Force. The award was presented at the Aerospace Industries Association Fall Product Support Conference in Charleston, S.C. on Oct. 30. Each C-17 is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. The award is a joint development by the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense and the Aerospace Industries Association, and acknowledges outstanding government-industry partnerships at the system, subsystem and component level. PBL is a logistics discipline that focuses on performance and capability rather than product or service alone.”

This is not the only defense company that has been making cuts. For those of you who missed out on our earlier cuts made to Boeing here is an excerpt that will get you up to speed in no time at all, “The company is getting ready to make some job cuts, though these cuts are a bit unusual. Instead of the workers of the company getting the boot the company is instead making cuts to its team of executives. The company is planning to cut back on 30 percent of its executives on the whole by the end of the year.”

Update: Pratt & Whitney Inc. is now hiring. For other technology job openings across US click here.

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Authored by: Harrison Barnes