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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01473402 Most Recent Date Posted 10/11/2021 City Fairfield State California Country United States

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HCA09: Interiors (Propulation) -Fairf 3530 Branscombe Road, Fairfield, CA, 94533 USA

This position is a technical position, which requires working with hazardous chemicals and transforming them into. The Machine Operator performs many of the propellant machining operations under close supervision of the Supervisor and/or Group Leader. The job entails using mills, lathes, and CNC equipment and measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers and scales; and dismantling and cleaning all tools and equipment used.

This position will initially be a 1st shift position, changing to a 2nd shift role in early 2022. Candidates must be willing and able to work 2nd shift if necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ample prep work and critical set up and tear down of casting tubes and tooling.
  • Operate numerous and differing complex equipment both manually and remotely via HMI.

  • Routine daily setup of complex machine lathes, drills, and other equipment

  • Must conduct routine TPM, basic maintenance, and careful logging of process parameters on work orders and data sheets.

  • Make precise measurements with standard measuring instruments and balances, remote monitoring software perform basic calculations and record on proper documentation. Be alert to recognizing problems with any of this equipment, and notify their group leader or supervisor as tolerance limits are approached to avoid making defective parts.

  • Communicate potential mechanical and safety problems effectively and immediately.

  • Handle large amounts of energetic propellant, propellant dust, and propellant chips in accordance with safety regulations, while maintaining exact inventory.

  • Perform all production-related work assigned by supervisor or group leader in strict accordance with written procedures

  • Identify, control and dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous waste including solvents, explosives, and lead.

  • Read and operate per Manufacturing Procedure, Propellant Job Traveler, and Drawings with guidance from engineering and the chemistry departments.

  • Cleanup of various machines, tooling, and areas from chemicals and propellants.

  • In-plant transportation, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials.

  • Understands document revisions and standards governing documenting procedures. Stamps operations, reads MP prior to starting work and any other documented instructions without oversight.

  • Complete documentation of work (i.e. marriage log, data sheet, etc.) without oversight.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or AA/AS degree or other 2-year post high school training with less than 2 years of relevant experience

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Ability to read and understand English.

    Able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds several times per hour.

  • Able to become respirator fit tested for safe operations

  • Able to concentrate on the task at hand for extensive periods of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year of explosive or chemical manufacturing or handling experience is preferred.

  • Basic mathematics, reading and comprehension, and written and oral communication skills.

  • Two years energetic materials processing, manufacturing, and/or assembly experience.

  • Mechanical aptitude highly preferred.

  • Basic computer tasks with knowledge in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word preferred.

  • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions, and simultaneously maintain proper documentation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

  • Can perform basic functions with the assistance of a certified trainer.

  • Performs other duties as required and available for overtime as needed.

  • Experience with operating human machine interface (HMI) software to operate equipment and monitor control bands to detect and prevent defects from occurring in real time a plus.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent work with average to heavy-weight materials, and frequent standing/sitting for long periods.

  • Frequent exposure to chemicals, noise, oils, solvents, greases, and energetic materials used in conjunction with the casting processes.

  • Some exposure to potential hazards due to the relatively large quantity of chemicals, explosives and other materials used, and occasional hand-processing of raw explosives and chemicals while wearing a respirator.

  • Overtime frequently required on short notice in order to meet business demands.

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, accidentinsurance, criticalillness 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.)

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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