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Raytheon Technologies Senior Associate, Graphic Designer 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 is looking for a graphic designer that is ready to grow their skillset and take their career to the next level at one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world. The designer will work remotely on a creative team that connects and collaborates virtually.

The role requires a self-motivated creative thinker who is willing to learn our brand and help develop print and digital materials that set us apart. The position will be a critical execution role within our in-house design agency that includes designers, writers and communication experts.

The role requires an independent designer who is confident in conceptualizing and delivering compelling creative in a highly technical environment. Daily assignments move quickly: the right designer will be comfortable developing graphic elements for print and digital initiatives, including datasheets, brochures, digital/print advertising, evites and trade show graphics and much more.

We’re looking for candidates that excel in design and layout and are comfortable presenting their projects to various levels of leadership within the company. The right candidate will require little to no supervision and work independently to serve customers and meet deadlines.

If you are a highly motivated self-starter that has the ability to produce world-class creative designs on a daily basis in a fast-moving, technical environment, we want to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently manage own design efforts while working with communication experts across multiple strategic business units and functional organizations

  • Serve as brand steward by adhering to and promoting rich content design across all projects

  • Present work directly to internal customers to “sell” concepts when needed

  • Work with Sr Designers/Creative Director, support development of visual storyboards to steer internal partners or external vendors on creative direction when needed

  • Conduct image searches and executes photo resizing and impact style photography conversion

  • Manage multiple projects across many mediums at one time to meet aggressive deadlines

  • Complete independent image searches to enhance digital asset management tool and understands rights managed content.

  • Responsible for maintaining individual project schedules utilizing project management software to maintain visibility of project status

  • Commitment to staying on top of creative trends and a willingness to participate in continual learning opportunities.

  • Exercise working within comprehensive brand standards

  • Address workload with a sense of urgency

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 6 years of relevant experience is Required

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and After Effects)

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; proficient in preparing and presenting materials to audiences, including executive leadership

  • Proven ability to communicate creative solutions with confidence, ease and clarity.

  • Solid understanding of how marketing campaigns work

  • Must be a US Person

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Portfolio showcasing previous design work, preferably in different mediums required

  • Creative experience in aerospace and defense

Along with you resume, please include a link to your online portfolio or submit 5-8 pieces of a broad range of your best and most recent work (PDFs, URLs, etc.).

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.

Are you a creative storyteller looking to collaborate with teams around the world to build and deliver compelling messages? You belong at Collins Aerospace. We’re passionate about boldly telling the Collins story in new and impactful ways to elevate our brand and celebrate our people. Come build your career as part of a global Communications team that’s driving breakthrough experiences for our employees, our customers, and our communities.

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.


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

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, 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.

    Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.