MRO Repair Design Engineer, Foley, Alabama

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Foley, Alabama

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United States of America


HAL11: Aerostructures-AL Srv Ctr 1300 West Fern Ave, Foley, AL, 36535 USA

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Collins Aerospace is looking for an MRO Design Engineer to fill a high-impact role focused on delivering repair and overhaul solutions for many of the world’s largest airlines and aviation customers. In this role, the Design Engineer will driver quality, supply chain, and manufacturing activities to design and approve innovative repairs on fabricated parts for aircraft components of metallic and advanced composite construction. Person will engage with shop maintenance to not only troubleshoot and accomplish repairs, but also develop innovative repair techniques that drive down costs and deliver Best-In-Class solutions for our customers. 

This position will be located in Foley, AL. Relocation assistance may be available.

Primary Responsibilities:

Apply knowledge of engineering principles and manufacturing techniques to the design and substantiation of repairs and or fabrication of repair parts for aircraft components.
Communicate frequently with internal and external customers, mechanics, and leaders to drive status updates, progress, changes, etc.
Resolve design problems of simple to difficult scope with general supervision.
Provide proactive technical support to production groups to meet or exceed external and internal customer requirements.
Develop digital designs for metallic and composite component parts and assemblies for application in aircraft/aerospace products using modeling tools for design.
Develop processes to accomplish the various procedures in the repair and restoration of components.
Support Quality Assurance personnel and Mechanics to facilitate compliance with policy, procedures, and regulations.
Collaborate effectively with a cross functional team and coordinate with external customers.
Learn to apply lean principles and support improvement of engineering and manufacturing processes using Continuous Improvement tools.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 2 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations 
In absence of a degree, 6 years of relevant experience is required  
Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in AutoCAD, CATIA, Creo, SolidWorks, or any other 3D modeling software.
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, bill of materials, technical documents, etc.
Practical knowledge of aircraft materials and fabrication/shop processes.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to engage in high volume communication with internal and external customers.
Ability to handle ambiguity and big picture thinking.
Experience working in a fast-paced environment where decisions need to be made quickly. 

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.

Our Advanced Structures team leverages advanced materials and additive manufacturing to develop complex interior and exterior solutions. These solutions ensure structural integrity of the aircraft, help aircraft take off and land, stay trim in the air, move forward, carry cargo and conduct rescues. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service. Our global team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us! 

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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