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Sr Engineer, Special Processes - Supplier Quality

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01405034 Date posted 07/28/2020 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

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

You could be a great fit for our Quality organization if:
• You take immense satisfaction and pride in the quality of your work.
• You’re the first to point out opportunities for continuous improvement (even outside of work…not at all to the annoyance of your friends and family).
• You understand the absolute importance of adhering to compliance…all while making your customers proud by achieving a zero-defect quality delivery plan.
OK. We got it. You live and breathe Quality. So do we! For us at Collins Aerospace, quality is personal. People’s lives and safety depend on the quality of our products. From the child flying for the first time, to the men and women who save lives, to the astronaut exploring outer space – what we do matters, every day. If you checked the boxes above, we invite you to join the Quality organization as we work to be the best aerospace company for the world by delighting our customers with 100 percent on-time delivery and zero defect parts.

Collins Aerospace is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to fulfill an opening as a Special Process Engineer in our Supplier Quality organization to be located in our Cedar Rapids, IA location.  The position will act as a key resource to evaluate and audit supplier’s special processes. The position will also provide troubleshooting, and technical support to the supplier quality enterprise. Prospective candidates can anticipate joining a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team auditing a variety of systems with extensive opportunity for skill development in complementary fields.

Candidates must have excellent communication, organizational and time management skills and an overall strong quality focus. They must be able to work within cross-functional teams to meet and improve upon established quality and delivery goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Audit supplier’s special processes based on established criteria

  • Participate in supplier special process issue/concerns

  • Participate in industry wide Nadcap Task Group activities and meetings

  • Provide project management guidance and support to projects and processes

  • Develop special process improvements to our quality system

  • Exercise independent judgment methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • May require 40%-60% Travel on average


  • Self-confident, dependable, and highly motivated.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) & strong MS Office (Word, Excel) skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Continuous Improvement Certification

Quality Certification

Basic Qualifications:
This position requires a STEM Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required. US Citizen or Permanent Residence required.

  • Strong working knowledge is required for multiple special processes. Most desirable candidates will have at least 5 years of experience in the aerospace industry.

  • Experience with aerospace special processes such as heat treating, welding, chemical processing, coating, NDT, electronics, etc.

  • Experience auditing is a must

  • Competence in conducting root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action

  • Experience working across and coordinating activities between multiple business units or suppliers.

  • Strong results orientation balanced by concern for people.

  • Must have the ability to review/interpret drawings, specifications and procedures against requirements, Nadcap or industry requirements 

  • Experience in the application of lean tools and SPC control

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.
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
• 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
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

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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