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Raytheon Technologies Mechanical Engineering Co-op (Summer/Fall 2021) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE

, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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 aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries 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 is looking for a motivated engineering co-op student to help us design, develop and maintain high quality, reliable and safe avionic equipment.

As an engineering co-op in our Systems Architectures department, you will be responsible for working with other hardware and systems engineers to support new and existing products. Projects include support of cockpit displays and control panels, servos for control surface actuation, as well as a variety of other avionics equipment to enable aircraft connectivity.

Responsibilities Include:

Investigation of production issues, including developing and implementing solutions

Support thermal and/or vibration testing of products to ensure survivability or for product improvement

Support in-service avionics hardware failure investigations

Facilitate build of prototype assemblies for testing

The successful candidate will:

Be currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering

Have demonstrated problem solving skills and an understanding of engineering principles

Have experience with 3D parametric modeling in CAD tools such (e.g. NX, Solidworks, etc.)

Basic understanding of thermodynamics

Basic understanding of manufacturing methods & limitations (i.e. sheet metal fabrication, machining, casting, plastic molding, etc.)

Be able to work well in a team environment (team player with great attitude)

In addition to these skills, the candidate must be highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and must be willing to work with a wide variety of people in a diverse team environment.

Basic Qualifications:

Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. Collins Aerospace will not offer sponsorship for this position.

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

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.


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.

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