Mechanical Discipline Chief (Onsite), Rockford, Illinois

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Rockford, Illinois

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace, and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

At Collins Aerospace, our customers are at the core of our business. And meeting each of their unique needs is the key to our success. The Customer & Account Management organization plays a critical role at Collins Aerospace both internally and externally. We provide executive-level support to major original equipment manufacturers and defense customers and support our Strategic Business Units (SBUs) by augmenting key relationships and maintaining an excellent customer experience. Internally, we develop and support our SBUs by strategically planning and capturing future growth opportunities while ensuring customer satisfaction. If you want to advance your career while contributing to a vision that helps our customers redefine the aerospace industry, then consider landing here!

Job Summary

We are hiring for a seasoned and skilled Mechanical Discipline Chief in Rockford IL.  This person will demonstrate experience in all aspects of development process and is considered a subject matter expert recognized in Actuation products. The role’s primary focus will require significant experience in the design and development of rotary actuation products in the Civil and Military Defense industries. The applicant will apply principles and techniques of mechanical engineering to ensure design preparation is in accordance with applicable specifications, customer requirements and standard work practices; interfaces with various functional groups to coordinate conceptual, preliminary, and detailed unit design, engineering documentation releases, development testing, qualification testing, and entry into service. This individual must be an analytical thinker and be disciplined in applying robust design methodologies and engineering principles (modeling, simulation, data acquisition etc.) to develop and realize solutions. 

Position will be working onsite at our Rockford, IL facility. Relocation assistance is available.Position is classified as “Onsite”.   Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings. 

Job Summary

Oversee and contribute to the design effort for mechanical actuation products. These designs will be to Aerospace and Military standards, including, but not limited to, DO-160.
Innovates to improve technical solutions and/or processes while working with limited oversight
Mentors and delegates to junior employees
Customer focal in certain elements of development
Evaluate and analyze mechanical hardware to determine relevancy and cost effectiveness for incorporation into current and future products
Coordinate/Collaborate across the Actuation System Business Units to identify opportunities for commonization and optimization of product and process
Generate design documentation including requirements specifications, design details, test procedures and reports.
Support the selection and coordination of product vendors throughout the entire product lifecycle to include vendor qualification, issue resolution, and product acceptance
Manage, execute, document, and present the results of Relentless Root Cause Corrective Action investigations crossing functional boundaries
Prepare and review the drawings and layouts for production parts and test equipment.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree from an accredited university and 12+ years of Mechanical Engineering experience OR
Advanced degree from an accredited university and 10+ years of Science, Technology Engineering, or Mathematics experience OR
In absence of a degree, 16+ years of Mechanical Engineering experience required.
Must be a U.S. Person
Experience leading a team of both experienced professionals and team leaders across functions.
Experience managing the introduction of a new product or program.
Deep knowledge and a highly developed technical/mechanical expertise
Experience developing program plans, schedules, and budgets.
Experience communicating and making presentations to internal & external leadership.
Strong experience and working knowledge utilizing Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, and Project.

Preferred Qualifications

Gearbox design
Drawing interpretation (NX software suite), as well as a familiarity with schematics or Engineering drawings.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.
Evaluate concepts by creating analytical models and provide direction on which concept will meet component and or system level performance.
Provide analysis support throughout the development of a product/concept
Analyze data and performance of designs, recommend actions to create optimized design
Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams. Work closely with engineers to identify opportunities for design improvements.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to stand out, overcome barriers and deliver results.
Demonstrable critical thinking and analytical skills, including the ability and confidence to make conclusions and recommendations from data
Work with a team of engineers to design, develop, test and document mechanical components.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Knowledge of DO-160

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.


Summary of Benefits:

· 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

· 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

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

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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