Rockwell Collins Senior Mechanical Engineer - Simulation & Training Solutions in Sterling, Virginia

Requisition ID: 12332

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 Senior Mechanical Engineer - Simulation & Training Solutions to join our team in Sterling, VA (2300). 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

This Sr. Mechanical Engineer position is within the Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) business area in Sterling, VA. Rockwell Collins STS-Sterling develops, builds and modifies aircraft simulators and training systems for both military and commercial customers. Devices range in complexity from a desktop trainer to a high fidelity weapon system and full-flight training systems.

Job Responsibilities


  • Considered a specialist in a specific mechanical hardware design area (Structures, Packaging, Facility Design, etc.) or a generalist in multiple areas.

  • Contribute to hardware engineering requirements capture, analysis, and derivation.

  • Design, Analyze, Integrate and Document hardware systems of moderate to high complexity.

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines (i.e. electrical, software and systems engineering) to ensure the mechanical design is appropriate for the project/product design approach.

  • Participate in cross-functional team efforts in integration and qualification testing of training systems of moderate to high complexity.

  • Estimate, track, own and report status relating to technical performance, cost, schedule and risk performance for assigned scope of work.

  • Lead cross-functional teams (Mechanical and Electrical) in a Hardware Project Engineer role.

  • Review metrics and hardware defects trends, identify systemic root causes and suggest process improvements.

Basic Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

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

  • A minimum of 10 years of related experience.

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • An active or recently deactivated (previous year) U.S. DOD Secret Level Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficient in use of SolidWorks 3D Computer aided Design Tool

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office tool suite

  • Experience in System Design and Integration of Systems of Moderate to High complexity

  • Experience in leading a team of Engineers thru development, integration and customer test phases.

  • Experience with Earned Value Project Management and Cost Account Management activities

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.