Manufacturing Program Specialist (Onsite), CedarRapids, Iowa

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CedarRapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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The Manufacturing Program Specialist (MPS) acts at the program or product level to support product transition from Design & Development into Manufacturing/Build. They work alongside the Operations Program Manager (OPM) throughout the life of the project as directed by the Collins Management System.

The MPS will collect and report data, create project documentation, track action items, and use risk management and change management tools. MPS participates collaboratively with project teams as well as working independently, to aid execution of project activities and hardware.  The MPS is involved in all phases of the product development lifecycle including bids and proposals, design and development, prototype build, test and integration, and transition to production. The MPS will support a fast-paced, high tech product development requiring a high level of organization and strong communication skills. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Supports Integrated Project Team and Operations Program Manager (Ops Lead) during product development by managing hardware builds and project tasks

Manages and Communicates material availability, resource planning, task completion, and quality performance

Manages and Communicates implementation of change orders

May lead or participate in product transition planning and development activities prior to Gate 4.

Ensures that all resources are in place to support the product transition through Gate 5

Performs detailed planning of milestones and acts as Control Account Manager (CAM.).

Collaborates with Production Control Support, Procurement Support, and Master Scheduling to ensure that material master data is accurate and strategic

Collaborates and Communicates with Program and Engineering support

Arranges for and facilitates Knowledge Exchange meetings.

Captures “lessons learned” for major programs.

Supports the successful completion of MRL scoring and Gate 5 readiness.

Ensures that producibility reviews and testability reviews are held.

Ensures applicable policies and procedures for delivery are followed.

Ensures tactical transition activities are completed by the team including:

DFM/DFT reviews

BOM reviews

MRL Assessments

Liaison with practitioner level engineers

Liaison to receiving production team

Work Instruction creation

Test Equipment checkout

Test Procedure creation

Takt time/Standard work definition

Validate demand plans and delivery dates

Manage Product Schedule

Basic Qualifications:

Must be a US Citizen

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience OR In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required

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.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

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.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  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.

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 program
Student Loan Repayment Program
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
Adoption Assistance         
Autism Benefit
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
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

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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