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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01414690 Date posted 01/12/2021 City Windsor Locks State/Province Connecticut Country/Region United States

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

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.

Position overview
Collins Aerospace is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.  The ISR & Space Systems business unit provides products and services to global government and commercial customers that enable mission success in the harshest environments of space, in the air, at sea, and on the ground.  We design and manufacture Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) and Active Thermal Control Systems (ATCS) on a number of space & sea platforms including the International Space Station, the U.S. space suit, the next generation of space vehicles such as CST-100 and Orion, and the US Navy’s submarine fleet.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join us as a Materials Engineering Intern to support the design, development, and production of Orion, HALO and International Space Station hardware.   

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities may include: laboratory analysis of materials and corrosion testing to support component design and manufacturing; development of NDE and welding techniques and weld procedure qualification and Supplier procedure reviews for compatibility/compliance with Collins requirements, and participation in Integrated Product Development System (IPDS) step or gate progression activities, such as design reviews and control boards. 
  • Ability to work well both independently and within an integrated product development (IPD)  team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent writing & math skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.
  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing metallography and/or chemical analyses
  • Experience generating material test plans and conducting material testing. 
  • Experience with SEM, FTIR, gas chromatographs, tensile and fatigue testing equipment.
  • Experience with welding techniques, generation of weld procedure records (WPRs)
  • Experience with Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques, especially radiography, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle or dye penetration.

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

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.


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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