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Mechanical Engineering Intern (Summer 2020)

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01348019 Date posted 09/05/2019 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 is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

We’re looking for a highly motivated candidate to be a Mechanical Engineering Intern within the Mission Systems Communication Products Mechanical Design group. This group is responsible for the mechanical design and electronics packaging of radio and data link products within the Mission Systems Communication Systems directorate.

This position is for a Mechanical Engineering Internship student with interests in applying their skills in the Mission Systems Communication Products Mechanical Design group. This position is for the summer 2020 session located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  This position provides the opportunity for the student to broaden their background with a practical approach to engineering.  The primary goal for the student is to merge their theoretical knowledge gained in school with practical engineering applications in electronics packaging design and development of communication and data link products for ground, shipboard and airborne applications.

The types of responsibilities include collaborating with Mechanical Engineers in the design and development of electronics packaging products and technologies.  This position offers the opportunity to expand the student's knowledge and skills in a wide variety of mechanical engineering principles and techniques, including: supporting printed circuit card layouts, preliminary / detailed design in consideration of structural design, thermal, vibration, other environmental factors, prototype build & evaluation, qualification testing, factory transition, and manufacturing support.

Experience / knowledge in the following technical areas are desired:

  • Electronics design and manufacturing assembly

  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing 

  • Working knowledge of mechanical 3D CAD and analysis tools, such as ANSYS  

  • Proficiency in MS Office (or similar) products

Candidates must be motivated to learn new technologies and apply design techniques to critical military communication products, be a strong team player, and contribute to a positive work environment. A successful candidate will also have the ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner and produce effective, clear and concise technical documentation.

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse global culture that values teamwork, integrity, innovation, leadership, and an unwavering commitment to our customers.

Basic Qualifications

Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent, and student must be pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in applicable Engineering discipline.

Must be capable of obtaining a U.S. DoD Secret Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required. 

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.

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