Senior Programmer Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (ManTech) Onsite, Riverside, California, United States of America

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Riverside, California, United States of America

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United States of America


HCA22: Aerostructures -Riverside 8200 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA, 92503 USA

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Collins Aerospace is looking for a Senior Programmer Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (ManTech) who will be supporting the fabrication of advanced composite structures used on commercial and military platforms. You will create numerically controlled (NC) programs for custom CNC machines and robots; including automated fiber placement, 5 & 6 axis mills, and robotic cells. Creation of NC programs will focus on quality, cycle time reduction, and cost reduction to support company goals. You will also analyze operations information and make the appropriate changes to equipment, processes or documentation to solve problems, improve efficiency and part quality.  In addition, you will work alongside an international multi-discipline team of engineers on a variety of tasks related to composite component manufacturing. The candidate selected for this position must be able to work onsite, and is based out of Riverside CA with periodic travel to the Foley AL, Chula Vista CA, San Marcos TX, and/or Mexicali MX facilities and/or international travel (20% travel). Relocation assistance is available for the selected candidate.

Primary Responsibilities

Preparation and development of numerical programs used to drive NC and CNC equipment/machines/robots with minimal supervision. 
Interpret technical drawings and 3D models
Use CATIA V and CAD/CAM software to model cutting paths, program machines accordingly and simulate part programs
Create inspection programs to ensure products meet design specifications
Adjust machine cutting paths or settings to optimize production while maintaining quality
Consider tools required to cut particular materials and program machines accordingly
Liaises closely with manufacturing, quality and operations in the planning, design, development and utilization of NC programs
Creates work instructions for machinists to load/unload machined parts onto CNC equipment and also specify cutters used to machine parts.
Interface with operations team from various value streams for communication on new program requests and immediate needs.  Develop and manage NC program schedule.
Ensures sequences in manufacturing processes and product builds are followed and comply with Environmental Health & Safety and Quality requirements.
Investigates root cause of process failures or quality issues and develops go-forward approach.
Uses data analytics / statistical process control (SPC) for productivity, First Pass Yield (FPY) and business unit targets and improvement.
Engages in problem solving initiatives & challenges status quo (e.g. root cause and corrective action investigations, OEE, FPY, customer escapes) 
Interfaces with fellow manufacturing engineers, structures design engineers, engineering management, operations, shop floor personnel, and external Travel will be required to other Collins facilities for equipment installation, testing and support.

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
Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder
Experience working in a production and/or manufacturing environment, process improvement (i.e. cycle time improvement, cost reduction and/or quality improvement etc.)
Experience troubleshooting machinery such as PLCs, Robotics, and/or new equipment.
Experience Preparing and developing numerical programs used to drive NC and CNC equipment/machines/robots with minimal supervision. 
Experience interpreting technical drawings and 3D models
Experience with CAD/CAM software to program machines accordingly and simulate part program

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the aerospace, automotive, or biomedical fields
Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, ACE or CORE
Experience with Siemens, Kuka, Allen Bradley PLCs and Fanuc robots.
Experience with implementing automation solutions processes
Proficient in CATIA V, Roboguide, Delmia, Studio 5000, Minitab software

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.

Advanced Structures:

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
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

The salary range for this role is 75,000 USD – 161,000 USD; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

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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