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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Secure Mission Solutions Team (Hybrid)

Company: Collins Aerospace Careers
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

*Date Posted:*
United States of America*Location:*
HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA*Position Role Type:*
Onsite*Are you a Mechanical Engineer with a passion for process engineering and problem-solving? Collins invites you to join our dynamic team at our Cedar Rapids, IA facility. *
The Secure Mission Solutions team within the Command, Control, Communications, Cyber and Intelligence (C4I) Department in Mission Systems has an opening for a Principal Mechanical Engineer. This Engineer will support the electronics packaging design and development of high- performance communication and mission processing products designed for use in various ground, airborne, and space applications.
Successful candidates should expect to be immersed in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment where an engineer with talent and initiative can stand out and thrive.
To view more on Mission Systems, click here: [

  • What YOU Will Do:*
  • You will use and apply mechanical engineering principles and techniques to design, develop, document, verify, and support SMS and C4I products
  • You will lead mechanical hardware development activities. Prepare and present project and/or technical information to peers, internal leaders, and customer leaders, such as technical documentation, specifications, and hardware design documents
  • You will be responsible for managing project cost and schedule
  • You will perform trade studies as needed and select design approaches/methods necessary to meet product requirements
  • You will lead prototype build and verification and pre-qualification testing within a cross functional team
  • You will work closely with a multidiscipline team to ensure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of a product's lifecycle, including supporting final product integration, testing, qualification of the final product, and transition to production
  • What YOU Will Learn:*
  • You will learn, discover and expand your knowledge about aerospace communication systems and other various engineering disciplines
  • You will learn about the Command, Control, Communications, Cyber and Intelligence (C4I) Department in Mission Systems
  • You will learn and take advantage of opportunities to excel professionally with RTX's exceptional employee scholar programs and continuing education
  • You will learn to thrive and be supported in a dynamic team-driven environment
  • Qualifications You Must Have:*
  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience *or *an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience *or* in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
  • Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD). Includes working knowledge of model creation, shape interrogation with CAD tools like NX or Solidworks to support mechanical designs.
  • Experience with MIL-STD-810 and/or DO-160 environmental requirements or equivalent requirements.
  • Experience with electronic product packaging requirements.
  • Qualifications We Prefer:*
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and associated analysis methodologies
  • Proven experience with machined and sheet metal manufacturing methodologies
  • Knowledge in design for low cost, manufacturability and small volume packaging
  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience with bid, proposal and earned value methods
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies, including planning, tracking, and managing hardware development tasks in JIRA, is a plus.
  • What We Offer:*
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance,---critical illness---insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • Eligible for relocation
  • And more!
  • Learn More & Apply Now!*
  • Mission Systems:*
    Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions - whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you'll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

    • Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success*. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.
    • #reempowerprogram*
      This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX. *---*
      • Minimum Program Qualifications:*
      • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application
      • Have prior experience in functional area of interest
      • Have interest in returning in either a full time or part time position
      • Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.
      • Hybrid*: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.
        At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other - propel us all higher, again and again.

        Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.
        The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 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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