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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01421367 Date posted 02/22/2021 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

This position is for senior electronics engineering lab technician in the Component & Material Evaluation Laboratory.  We perform testing to ensure devices meet published electrical, mechanical and environmental criteria as part of the qualification process and when devices fail, we are called upon to employ our expertise and suite of analytical tools to assist in determining Root Cause.  The successful candidate will become part of a high performing team that is recognized for providing outstanding customer service, collaboration and having fun along the way. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Interpreting specifications, vendor data sheets, Mil and Industry standards and then defining test set-ups to acquire the data requested by the Application Engineers or engineering customers Design and build test fixtures as needed, perform testing, provide detailed documentation and summarize the testing or analysis performed in an existing database.
  • Utilization of a wide range of standard electronic test equipment; oscilloscopes, DVM’s, power supplies, counters, signal generators, network and spectrum Analyzers etc. 
  • Understanding of a wide range of unique electronics test equipment such as LCR bridges, Hi-Pot testers, Meg-ohm meters, high end microscopes, cross sectioning equipment, curve tracers and running a 2-D X-Ray system. 
  • Ability to participate in failure analysis and learn to operate other unique instruments such as 3-D X-Ray, Acoustic Imaging, X-Ray Fluorescence, Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and FTIR.
  • An understanding of circuit design, component application and troubleshooting is desired. 
  • Experience with LabView or C++ enabling modification of existing automated test programs or development of new ones would be a bonus. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • High School Diploma or AA/AS degree or other 2-year post high school training with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An understanding of circuit design, component application and troubleshooting is desired. 
  • Experience with LabView or C++ enabling modification of existing automated test programs or development of new ones would be a bonus. 
  • The position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills as frequent interaction with team members, engineers and leadership is needed to convey test results, determine next steps and recommend solutions.
  • Strong electronics background
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as member of a high-performance team.

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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Autism Benefit
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Best Doctors, second opinion program
  •  And more! 

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

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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