Rockwell Collins Design to Cost Engineer (12320) in Anaheim, California

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.

B/E Aerospace - Anaheim manufactures nearly all galley air chillers and refrigeration insert equipment currently used by airline operators throughout the world. With over 30 years of experience, B/E Anaheim has designed and certified the broadest range of refrigeration and chiller products to suit multiple commercial and military aircraft platforms. As a reflection of our strict quality standards and adept product support program, products manufactured by B/E Anaheim achieve the market’s highest reliability levels and customer satisfaction ratings. The strength lies in the strong teamwork seen throughout all levels of the facility. We are the industry leader in new product development in fields such as advanced compressor design, thermoelectric devices application and other complimentary galley products in coordination with other B/E Aerospace facilities.

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Design-To-Cost Engineer in our Refrigeration Products business located in Anaheim, CA.


  • Partner with Engineering, Marketing and Program Management during the product definition phase to assess cost feasibility and cost targets.

  • Partner with the cross functional team members to mitigate cost creep throughout the development process prior to product launch.

  • Collaborate with suppliers during the development process to identify design and manufacturing cost drivers to support Design to Cost efforts.

  • Constantly seeks and identifies opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction.

  • Coordinate with Planning to transition production requirements once the product has successfully launched.

  • Support Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) reviews for new products.

  • Support "should" cost models to predict cost throughout the product development process.

  • Work in a cross-functional team environment to achieve the best costs for the parts without compromising performance, quality and reliability.

  • Influence design decisions by participating in design concept reviews to assure cost is being considered as one of the key elements in concept evaluation Collaborate with engineering & certification teams to work on Value Analysis Value Engineering (VAVE) activities on targeted products.

  • Performs risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost risks.

  • Lead the RFI, RFQ and supplier selection process.

  • Drive any necessary risk buys or long lead part procurement decisions.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field or Supply Chain management.

  • Eight years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Familiarity with cost estimating and cost modeling.

  • Must have the ability to understand engineering specifications, drawings and requirements.

  • Must have knowledge of manufacturing processes.

  • Must have the ability to be a change agent.

  • Must have a strong problem solving, communication, interpersonal, and project management skills.

  • Must display ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans.

  • Experience working with aerospace products and quality requirements.

  • Must be able to travel locally and internationally up to 30% of the time.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.


  • Previous experience in using commercially available software packages in development of cost models

    EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.