Senior Nuclear Effects Engineer (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 Mission Systems Environmental Effects Engineering team at Collins Aerospace is looking for a Senior Nuclear Effects Engineer to join our staff. This position will be responsible to support the multidisciplinary environment across different strategic business units within the company with their nuclear radiation hardness requirements capture, design and test. This position is part of a larger team that performs a variety of TEMPEST, Nuclear, Electromagnetic Compatibility/Interference (EMC/EMI) and Power Input qualification testing of Company products and programs to various military and commercial industry standards.

The Environmental Effects Engineering (EEE) lab is a world-class, full-service, 18,000 sqft (and growing) Environmental Qualification Test Lab located in Cedar Rapids, IA capable of creating nearly any environment required in the avionics industry.  While EEE reports up through Mission Systems, they support all testing for Collins Aerospace and Raytheon Technologies as needed. EEE services not only include a full suite of Climatics, Dynamic, EMI, EMC, Lightning, and TEMPEST test capabilities; their industry experts also offer design support, analysis, test failure troubleshooting, root cause analyses, and much more.

Job Responsibilities

Serve assigned projects as a focal point for nuclear effect related activities including:
Contribute to program pursuits and bid estimates
Requirements capture activities (review, parse, and translate nuclear requirements)
Documentation support for each assigned project including
Preparation and review of nuclear test plans
Contribute to the development of the Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews
Conduct testing in the environments of Total Ionizing Dose, Neutron Displacement Damage, Ionizing Dose Rate, and Neutron Single Event Effects
Conduct statistical analysis of data received
Develop and review test reports
Provide support to program during Design phase, including advising on risk mitigation strategies
Oversee implementation of hardness assurance throughout the life cycle of the product
Conduct nuclear hardening analysis of components to identify risk and testing needs
Conduct/lead testing activities working independently on multiple projects and multiple tasks
Nuclear Environments include:
Transient Radiation Effects on Electronics (TREE)
Total Ionizing Dose
Dose Rate
Neutron Displacement Damage
Single Event Effects (SEE)
Atmospheric Neutron
Heavy Ion
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

Basic Qualifications

US Citizenship is required
Must be able to obtain up to a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance
Must be willing to travel 10% of the time
BS in Electrical Engineering or Physics
Experience with nuclear radiation effects
Understanding of electrical circuits
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
Engineering/Other Technical Positions: 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Be capable of hands-on troubleshooting using engineering lab equipment (oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc…
Ability to read/understand electronic schematics
Experience with HCI and HCP marking and controls
Experience with component level nuclear analysis
Experienced testing per MIL-STD-883 at a component to box level in nuclear radiation environments
Ability to statistically reduce test data
Experience with MIL-STD-2169 analysis and testing
Knowledge of CBRN contaminants, decontamination, and hardening
Possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write technical material and present to customers and mid-level managers
Be self-directed, able to meet cost, schedule, and performance objectives with minimal oversight

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


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

JBRTX-01576667  2023.03.10

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