Senior Engineer, Pump Design (Hybrid), Rockford, Illinois

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Rockford, Illinois

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United States of America


A01: Rockford – Aerospace 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL, 61125 USA

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Collins Aerospace has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Pump Design Engineer.  We’re looking for a passionate professional to accept a high level of responsibility within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  Pump design engineers are responsible for design and analysis of a variety of fuel and oil pumps, including centrifugal, axial piston, vane, and gear pumps.  You would also be responsible for completing new product development design and analysis tasks for one or more pump programs, including driving development activities, while ensuring all technical and regulatory requirements are met.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for completing design and analysis tasks for one or more pump programs, including driving development activities on-schedule and within budget, while ensuring all technical and regulatory requirements are met.
Design support across all phases of the design cycle, concept & optimization, preliminary through detailed design, development, validation, certification, manufacturing, and operational service.
Design new products and processes and improve and maintain existing products to help create better products or processes and ensure that the current and future needs of the business are met.
Design and implement common procedures and standard work across the organization to optimize efficiency and quality.
Develop data and make layouts, sketches, and notes necessary to present design proposal.
Resolve design problems of difficult-to-complex scope to ensure project completion.
Review completed layouts and drawings to ensure clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning.
Design mechanical components and assemblies with an emphasis on manufacturability, reliability, and maintainability
Work with suppliers for sizing and selection of supplier design components (valves, EHSV, sensors, and motors)
Evaluate and determine suitability of non-conforming (NCM) products including documentation of rationale.
Validate design models and tools with empirical data from test programs
Be a key participant in root cause investigations
Conduct sustaining activities for fielded products

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 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
Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

Fuel pump design and analysis experience, particularly with centrifugal and axial piston pumps.
Experience evaluating empirical data to validate design tools and reconcile pump design/analysis results with test data.
MATLAB modeling and programming experience.
CFD analysis experience in ANSYS Fluent or STAR-CCM+.
Candidate must excel at communication both in verbal and written formats, with the ability to adapt communication for a wide range of audiences including internal and external customers.

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems, or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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.

Employee Referral Eligible


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.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

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