Rockwell Collins Sr Mechanical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 12770

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Sr Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, be able to multi-task across multiple assigned projects, manage unplanned events, and take advantage of opportunities and events to achieve results that exceed expectations. This individual must be able to communicate with employees at all levels in the organization, demonstrating excellent problem solving, critical thinking and prudent decision making skills to do the right thing, for the right reason.

Additional requirements include an understanding of hardware development and the associated processes, primarily for civil certification projects. Solid understanding and experience in the engineering development life-cycle with emphasis on design quality aspects is critical for success.

Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will also possess the following skills or direct experience:

  • Possess a passion for Quality, Process and Continuous Improvement

  • Possess an understanding of the value of lean and associated savings

  • Possess interpersonal skills to assure a proactive, healthy relationship within the DAC team and the development teams we support – ability to influence others towards positive outcomes and foster adoption of value added quality improvements.

  • Possess strong attention to detail and apply insightful judgment in order to properly assure compliance and assess necessary quality related improvements – focus on what is most important for positive outcomes

  • Communicating masterfully both verbally and in writing with development teams and leadership.

  • Utilize their organizational skills and tools to work autonomously -- plan and execute assigned tasks and/or multiple simultaneous projects while not hesitating to ask for help or support on issues you cannot control.

  • As a process expert, proactively influence the development teams to assure compliance throughout the design and development phases – identification of non-compliance with ability to perform root cause for complex problems

  • Advising project teams and leadership of design quality trends and systemic issues, and working with others to investigate, determine root cause, and recommend corrective actions to deliver high quality designs.

  • Mentoring less-experienced engineers in the areas of design quality, process, and regulatory requirements.

  • Working knowledge of the Rockwell Collins design process, including the Rockwell Collins Technical Consistent Process (RC-TCP).

  • Assisting with engineering project planning activities to ensure plans consider program requirements and past lessons learned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline is required.

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card) is required.

  • Minimum of 5 years aerospace industry experience is required

  • Knowledge of effective Design Assurance principles is preferred

  • Quality experience in a prior role is preferred

  • Working knowledge of civil certification requirements such as TSO, PMA, DO-160, DO-254 is preferred

  • New Product Introduction design and development life cycle experience, from DP-D thru DP-E, is preferred

  • Knowledge of the engineering tool infrastructure (JIRA, PREP, DOORS, JAMA and ALM/LASR are examples), processes and procedures to perform, evaluate and capture evidence for quality assessments is preferred

  • Hands-on experience as an electrical or mechanical engineer in support of avionics design & development project(s) is preferred.

  • Hands-on experience in avionics manufacturing is preferred

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.