Technical Advisor – Product Design & Definition – Hybrid, WindsorLocks, Connecticut

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WindsorLocks, Connecticut

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

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Do you want to be a part of a global business, creating innovative solutions for the aerospace industry’s biggest customers? This is the core of what we do in Collins. 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, we focus 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.

The Power & Controls business of Collins Aerospace is currently seeking a Technical Advisor for our Product Design and Definition (PDD) group.   Our PDD department is responsible for modeling design, analysis, and detailing of highly engineered mechanical equipment.  Members of our team implement the engineering design in a 3D model, analyze the tolerance stack up for correct fits and provide detailed drawings for the manufacture of our products.  These functions are foundational to successful execution of the many development programs supporting the various product lines of the Power & Controls business.

The matrix structure of the PDD team establishes the Technical Advisor position to focus on strategic initiatives and provide technical guidance in the areas of tools, processes, and product knowledge.  As the Technical Advisor for this team of 6 to 10 people, the successful candidate will work closely with management and staff to meet program commitments, as well as guiding our department to continuously improve people, processes, and products.  In this role, the challenges are wide, varied, and different each day.  The same is true of the opportunities to succeed.  This is an exciting time for PDD, as the group positions to support new product definition and integrated manufacturing approaches such as Model-Based Definition (MBDef).

The successful candidate must have superior written and oral communication skills and the demeanor to provide calm and steady leadership to a group of individuals pulled in many different directions.  Experience in an engineering environment and a working knowledge of product development for safety critical applications will enable the successful candidate to understand the vital work our team performs for the business.


Must be a commutable distance from Windsor Locks, CT, to work a hybrid schedule reporting on-site as needed

Primary Responsibilities:

As a key member of the PDD team, the successful candidate will work the most challenging projects and be a leader for successful program execution, for strategic process development, and for long term growth and development of team members:

Own technical oversight of PDD activities, ensuring a high-quality output is delivered to our internal customers per standard work requirements
Provide guidance to staff on correct process and methods to implement and document a design
Support the PDD, Engineering and Operations teams with expert direction on the proper use and interpretation of GD&T
Respond to internal engineering customers on correct methods for design documentation
Support requests for proposals with plans and estimates to win new business
Establish and maintain department procedures and standard work to comply with applicable standards and policies
Identify and implement PDD process and productivity improvements
Support strategic skills development and training for optimal long-term department capability of the team

Qualifications/Experience Needed: 

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations or equivalent experience and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience OR an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience 
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

Process development, especially in a CAD, engineering, or manufacturing environment
Knowledge of industry design documentation standards
Demonstrated proficiency and detailed understanding of drafting principles such as GD&T

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


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