Sr. Project Manufacturing Engineer (Onsite), NC_WILSON

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Wilson, NorthCarolina

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United States of America


HSK02: Kidde Aerospace 4200 Airport Drive,NW, Wilson, NC, 27896 USA

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Collins Aerospace in Wilson is seeking a highly motivated, driven, results-oriented Sr. Project Manufacturing Engineer to support the manufacturing of fire suppression and detection systems used in Commercial and Military aircraft and vehicles across multiple product lines.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage manufacturing engineering projects associated with the implementation of new equipment and processes from inception through completion in support of improved efficiency, cost reduction and quality improvement.

Provide cross functional leadership and work directly with all levels of staff to ensure products meet all necessary quality standards while maintaining program milestones.

Identify areas of improvement and ensure measurable implementation and execution

Work collaboratively with all levels of management, personnel, and customers, and have key skills in project management, general business, model/database building, and operational analytics

Investigate root cause of failures/defects and implement corrective action to support continuous improvement

Utilize Lean Manufacturing techniques and statistical analysis methods to improve process/product efficiencies and work flow

Develop improvements to internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines

Facilitate process risk assessment and identification of process failure modes

Maintain and adhere to established procedures work instructions, environmental health and safety requirements to ensure compliance to ISO 9000

Manage and conduct employee training for productivity improvement projects, and mentor fellow engineers and technicians.

Support and participate in the EH&S programs and activities within the company.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or in related STEM field and minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience

Proven track record of leadership skills.

Strong working knowledge in Lean Six Sigma tools and applications

Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Critical thinking skills paired with strong analytical skills to evaluate and interpret data

Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder 

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience OR an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Aerospace industry

Experience in SAP

Experience in CAD/Solid works

Experience in GD&T, modeling software or tooling design

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 Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team 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.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

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