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Raytheon Technologies Stress Engineer Co-op (Spring/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?

Intern will perform stress analysis of aerospace structures, support continuous improvement activities, and network & learn from subject matter experts.

Required: Basic understanding of engineering principles, including stress analysis. MS Office and engineering writing proficiency.

Preferred: Knowledge of finite element analysis software (e.g. ANSYS, NASTRAN/PATRAN). Basic understanding of composite materials.


  • Supporting Visual Management – updates, more extensive analysis, posting

  • Administrative tasks – copying, filing etc.

  • Record Retention – manifesting boxes, completing logs, creating box numbers etc.

  • Updating Excel data & files – data entry, tracking of information

  • Enterprise Excellence support

  • Teamcenter input & structure

  • Auditing support / preparation

  • Kaizen & Lean Event documentation

  • Review & Validation of Standard Work

  • Special Projects

Up to 20% of your job:

  • Stress analysis, loads evaluations, trade studies

  • Analytical tools and finite element model development

  • Assist with stress documentation


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office - including formatting data input, data manipulation, formulas, charting

  • More than 2 years college / university – in pursuit of a degree

  • Can work independently

  • Clear communicator

  • Self-motivated

  • Analytical

  • Advanced writing skills (e.g. ability to document findings and draft a professional document)

  • Good analytical skills

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 a U.S Citizen or U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

BUSINESS NEED: Support of developing and existing programs with structural stress analysis activities.

VALUE TO INTERN: The intern will be able observe and participate in the day-to-day activities of a stress engineer and develop hands-on skills required to be a stress analyst supporting nacelle structures.

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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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.