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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01418337 Date posted 01/12/2021 City Melbourne State/Province Florida Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HFL34: Melbourne, FL 1100 W Hibiscus Blvd , Melbourne, FL, 32902-2704 USA

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.

This position is for a Staff Engineering Services and Support technician who is under moderate supervision to support HF communications projects in an Engineering Lab.  Performs moderately complex technical tasks which contribute to the planning and execution of engineering projects.  Confers with engineers on details and implications of test procedures and results.  Assists in orienting, training, and assigning work of technical/business support employees.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works under moderate supervision to provide technical support to engineers on a variety of engineering tasks.

  • Performs moderately complex technical tasks which contribute to the planning and execution of engineering projects.

  • Diagnoses test setups and equipment to resolve malfunctions.

  • Confers with engineers on details and implications of test procedures and results.

  • Provides technical support to engineers on a variety of tasks.

  • Plans and executes experiments and gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data, such as laboratory or material test results and engineering design changes to support engineering disciplines.

  • Analyzes, maintains, compiles and formats data and design changes.

  • Produces drawings, reports and engineering documentation.

  • Performs research and engineering laboratory functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modification or electronic or electro-mechanical devices, assemblies, subsystems, and systems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates for this role should possess a AA/AS degree (or other 2-year post high school training) with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience troubleshooting RF circuits such as synthesizers, RF receivers, transmitters to the component level.

  • Experience performing RF measurements such as gain/noise figure, s-parameters, phase noise, etc.

  • Experience building RF cables.

  • Experience troubleshooting mixed signal circuit cards.

  • Experience troubleshooting and setting up test stations.

  • Experience using AutoCAD or similar programs to capture mechanical drawings and develop 2-sided PWBs.

  • Knowledge in the operations of basic machine tools required to fabricate test fixtures.

  • Knowledgeable in the operation of thermal chambers.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Computer proficiency.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel.

  • Working knowledge in interpreting and creating engineering drawings.

  • Experience using soldering equipment with through-hole and SMT components and repairing circuit cards.

  • Knowledgeable in the operation of various test equipment such as: DMM, LCR Meter, Frequency Counter, Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Oscilloscope, Digital & Vector Signal Generator, Pulse Generator, Audio Analyzer, Modulation Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Signal Analyzer, Network Analyzer, Noise Figure Analyzer, Phase Noise Measurement System, Phase Gain Analyzer, Impedance Analyzer, RF Power Sensors, Logic Analyzer, LVDS & Ethernet Switching Devices, J-Tag Emulators, DataTrac Devices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with HF radio communication.

  • Experience in an engineering environment, especially aerospace.

  • Well organized with solid judgment; able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience using and developing LabView programs.

  • Experience with DO-160 minimum operating performance specifications.

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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