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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01445045 Date posted 05/05/2021 City Chula Vista State/Province California Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HCA21: Aerostructures - Chula Vista 850 Lagoon Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910 USA

Collins Aerospace is looking for a Cost Estimator who will be responsible for understanding product configuration, generating recurring and non-recurring cost estimates in support of new business proposals, supplier negotiations, customer change-order pricing and should-cost BOM development. The candidate will actively participate in Continuous Improvement activities and assist in creation of new estimating tools.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 7 years of relevant experience is required
  • Experience in Manufacturing Processes
  • Understanding of non-recurring and manufacturing labor processes and material utilization.
  • Knowledgeable of in part production cycle times, material utilization and Bill of Materials (BOM).
  • Familiar with product structure & reading engineering drawings and model viewing & measurements.
  • Understanding of Continuous Improvement Tools
  • Sound reasoning and mathematical skills including an understanding of labor learning curve theories.
  • Able to communicate and make presentations to different audiences
  • Proficient with MS Excel-Pivot Tables, Lookups
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering background.
  • Knowledge of different material properties (working with metallic’s vs composites).
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma or ACE
  • Previous experience in cost estimation
  • Experience with Business Warehouse, Team Center & Catia V5.
  • Understanding of labor & overhead rates, standard-to-actual ratios, & material factors.
  • Working knowledge of statistical regression analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, specifically macros
  • Familiar with aerospace manufacturing product flow

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.

Collins Aerospace’s Aerostructures business is a world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and support of nacelles -- the aerodynamic structures which house aircraft engines. Our nacelle technologies improve fuel efficiency, reduce engine noise and supply critical stopping power when an airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world’s newest and most game-changing commercial, regional and business jet platforms. And we’re not stopping there: we’re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite and elastomeric structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we’re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?

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

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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