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Raytheon Technologies Manufacturing Engineering Intern (Summer 2022) in Chula Vista, California

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United States of America


HCA21: Aerostructures - Chula Vista 850 Lagoon Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910 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.

Collins Aerospace’s Aerostructures business is a world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and support of nacelles -- the aerodynamic structures which house aircraft engines. Our nacelle technologies improve fuel efficiency, reduce engine noise and supply critical stopping power when an airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world’s newest and most game-changing commercial, regional and business jet platforms. And we’re not stopping there: we’re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite and elastomeric structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we’re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?

Job Overview

The Manufacturing Engineering Intern will evaluate manufacturing processes and technologies, tooling philosophies, and inspection methodologies to suggest improvements for sheet metal fabrication, composites, and assembly of nacelles. The engineer will support Operations sites across ASG by providing technical support in order to improve quality and production processes and participating in other continuous improvement efforts. The engineer will validate and improve manufacturability/producibility of new and existing products and implement manufacturing process improvements to reduce costs and cycle times. This position allows you to utilize your knowledge and experience of tooling and manufacturing methods and techniques. The engineer will evaluate, develop, and organize manufacturing plans, procedures and requirements for new product introduction (NPI) and provide feedback to program and design engineers as well as assist in the manufacturing readiness of the manufacturing site receiving the new products. The engineer will have the opportunity to design and review designs for various tools and fixtures to support manufacturing and assembly across Operations sites. This position will work directly with multiple engineering disciplines (Manufacturing, Design, Quality, Stress, etc.), multiple Operations sites, and Programs.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Uses data analytics / SPC for productivity, First Pass Yield, and OEE targets and improvement.

  • Liaison with Design Engineering for producibility improvement / design changes. Understands product designs and can identify / suggest changes.

  • Improve manufacturing processes / products to achieve producibility (managing tool orders, shop aid design, etc.).

  • Participate in tool design reviews to ensure tools are feasible and reduce build times and program costs during fabrication.

  • Drive problem solving initiatives and challenge status quo (C/A Investigations, OEE, FPY, Customer Escapes).

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to read and interpret specifications and engineering drawings / models.

  • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work in a dynamic environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong Mechanical / Manufacturing aptitude with basic understanding of Robotics / Automation and Project Management.

  • Basic understanding of assembly, machining, and composite manufacturing processes.

  • Knowledge of CAD / CAM systems, CATIA V5 MBD, or similar experience preferred.

  • Must be a US Citizen in support of ITAR requirements.

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

    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.

    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.