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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01412815 Date posted 01/07/2021 City Cedar Rapids State/Province Iowa Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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.

Position overview

Collins Aerospace is currently seeking a Mechanical Designer Intern.  Performs a wide variety of technical tasks which requires basic knowledge of engineering techniques and beginner experience using mechanical design theory in the creation of computer models to determine design solutions for electronic equipment and systems. Candidates may assist in the modifications of engineering design prototypes and/or first article electronic equipment in preparation for production design release of product. Candidates may also assist in the creation of design documentation and release of documentation into the enterprise business systems. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of required records for the release of design data and design documentation into the company data and documentation control systems. 
  • Learn about design database and documentation checking responsibilities for new design and drawing release or revisions to existing design and design drawings and documentation. 
  • Assist engineering in determining and employing proper specifications for materials, finishes and processes, connectors or other electrical components, etc. 
  • Under supervision and direction: Performs a variety of  technical tasks which require basic knowledge of engineering techniques and beginners level design theory to create precision mechanical or electrical design layouts. May utilize verbal instructions, sketches, schematic diagrams, existing hardware or engineering lab models, received from mechanical and/or electrical engineering and other technical support personnel working on the project. 
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing, tolerancing, and producibility capabilities during the design process to ensure cost effective design. 
  • Assist engineering in determining and employing proper specifications for materials, finishes and processes, connectors or other electrical components, etc. during the design process. 
  • Apply Company, Industry and Contractual standards during the preparation of hardware design and documentation data. 
  • Assist with the preparation of the necessary technical documentation for the release of Hardware design data into the company documentation control system. 
  • Has a beginner’s level understanding of the CAD and data management tools to enable completion of design tasks. 
  • May assist the CAD tool support team in testing and debugging of software tools as tool vendor releases them. 
  • May assist in development of new design/documentation techniques and procedures based on the current government or commercial publications for design/documentation requirements. 
  • May provide validation of change definition artifacts for revisions to existing design and drawing/documentation. 
  • May provide validation of revision capture definition into formal design and documentation data in accordance with defined change requirements. 
  • May provide design database and documentation checking for new design and drawing release. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.
  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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.


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.

Raytheon Technologies 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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