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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01479403 Most Recent Date Posted 10/14/2021 City Chula Vista State California Country United States

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

Collins Aerospace is looking for an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer who will be managing projects to implement cost effective solutions to manufacture aerospace nacelle components.  You will be responsible for evaluating the components manufactured and assembled by Collins Aerospace and evaluate improved solutions. You will work with different technology solution providers and integrators to determine the right equipment, work with them and the manufacturing sites to integrate the equipment into new or existing product lines.  In addition, you will work closely with other internal organizations, such as program, tooling, quality, operations, and senior leadership to ensure internal and external commitments and milestones are met.

Position is currently working remote. May need to work onsite in a hybrid capacity at either our Chula Vista CA or Foley AL facilities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluate Collins manufacturing and assembly processes looking for process improvement utilizing lean six sigma tools.
  • Evaluate new and existing technologies and suppliers to find a technical solution to process improvements.  Supplier visits and tradeshows are common.
  • Develop program and project requirements with stakeholders to develop statements of work and project charters.
  • Executes project plans, provides input to Make/Buy decisions and partners with Procurement to meet program schedule, cost and quality targets.
  • Develop financial analysis to show project return and work closely with program finance and procurement to secure project funding.
  • Lead projects with a small project team to implement new technology from concept to full rate production.  Project teams include focals from the operations, R&T, facilities, tooling, quality, EH&S, program, and leadership teams
  • Perform design reviews and acceptance testing to validate SOW requirements on new equipment with approval from all stakeholders and operational compliance.
  • Integrate the technology into a tool/process/area in a busy production environment.
  • Evaluation of system performance using process stability tools and evaluate quality using six sigma tools.
  • Problem solve, troubleshoot, and optimize equipment using root cause analysis, technical expertise, and six sigma skills to improve uptime and OEE.
  • Develop transfer to production plans for the operations team to be self-sufficient.
  • Travel will be required to other Collins facilities for equipment installation, testing and support.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.
  • Advance degree in Engineering and 3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment and improving processes.
  • Ability to lead teams using effective communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Experience troubleshooting machinery such as PLC’s, Robotics and/or new equipment.
  • Proficient in 3D modeling software
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement Tools
  • Project Management experience
  • Able to communicate and make technical level presentations to senior level leadership.
  • MS Office suite experience
  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder
  • Able to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally when circumstances permit

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the aerospace, automotive, or biomedical fields
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLCs and Fanuc robots.
  • Experience with implementing automation solutions processes for drilling, tooling, sealing, curing, and/or painting.
  • Project Management Processional (PMP) and Six Sigma Certifications
  • Experience with Lean, Six Sigma or ACE
  • Ability to develop NPV (Net Present Value) and ROI (Return On Investment) calculations on projects
  • Proficient in CATIA V5, Roboguide, Delmia, Studio 5000, Minitab or Solidworks software
  • Smart Factory and IoT programming and networking.
  • Experience with Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) evaluations
  • Experience in the development of project plans using Microsoft Project; including schedule, budget and resource planning.  Evaluation of technical options against schedule and budgetary constraints.
  • Understands environmental health and safety standards (EH&S)

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
  • Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program
  • 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
  • Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources
  • Autism Benefit
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, 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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