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Raytheon Technologies Manufacturing Engineer (Supplier Development) in Fort Worth, Texas

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United States of America


HTX17: Landing Gear - Fort Worth 2901 Northern Cross Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76137 USA

This position is for a manufacturing or engineer to work with Collins Engineering and the supply base. This individual will perform technical evaluations and develop actions plans with a focus on driving supplier performance and business-wide metric improvement. The individual will work with supplier to develop and execute plans to address technical issues related to a supplier’s performance. This may include design, tolerance, production methods, coating, processing, heat treatment, measurement techniques, process development & control, etc.

The person will collaborate with technical resources inside Collins and at the supplier to develop actions and coordinate activities needed to ensure delivery of quality parts occurs per schedule. This will include resolution of risks/obstacles, regardless of origin to ensure manufacturing, supply chain, and delivery schedules are in alignment with customer needs. Communication may involve senior management in multiple organizations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish partnerships at all levels within the supplier, emphasizing collaboration, clear expectations, common goals, trust and transparency

  • Responsible for ensuring supply base is capable and prepared to support production rates on all programs.

  • Assist machining suppliers with process development and/or troubleshooting of programming, tooling, fixturing, and machining processes for both hard and soft metals

  • Assist machining suppliers and sub-tiers with development and/or troubleshooting of secondary processes (ex. shot peen, HVOF, coatings / paint)

  • Support the selection, development, and management of Strategic & Preferred Suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals.

  • Implement programs for supplier performance management, supplier Lean journeys and supply base optimization.

  • Partner with suppliers to lead continuous improvement, problem solving, waste elimination, and other value-enhancing opportunities.

  • Drive business process improvements between Collins and the suppliers.

  • Work with suppliers to lead improvement of their manufacturing processes to reduce cycle times, improve throughput and quality, and ultimately meet the requirements for the Collins Aerospace Supplier Gold Program.

  • Support Commodity team negotiations.

  • Support the relationship management of Strategic Partners and Preferred suppliers.

  • Work with Commodity Managers and Design/Project Engineers to coordinate sourcing strategies and ensure a smooth and timely manufacturing ramp-up on new programs.

  • Champion value analysis for purchased products and propose/lead design and process improvement projects to reduce costs.

  • Make design and manufacturing recommendations in the new product development process, support concurrent engineering activities between supplier and internal product development teams.

  • Interact with suppliers to review, maintain and revise Manufacturing Process Sheet (MPS’s)

  • Ensure appropriate risk mitigation activities are completed

  • Travel: 30% (typically in region)

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years’ experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

  • Previous experience in a technical capacity (Engineering or Operations)

  • Knowledge of GD&T and ability to use CAD system

  • Experience in manufacturing – Surface Finishing, Machining, Paint and Assembly.

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications & drive manufacturability improvements

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Supply Chain/Procurement/Purchasing

  • Experience in a machining facility with knowledge of programming and tooling

  • Project Management experience

  • Previous experience with aircraft landing gear

  • Aviation supplier & applicable industry knowledge

  • General knowledge of Supply Chain Management practices as well as procurement systems.

  • Strong understanding of Continuous Improvement (CI) with demonstrated success implementing CI projects.

  • Previous experience in Manufacturing/Mechanical/Aerospace components

  • Background Six Sigma, root cause analysis, PPAP, GR&R

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes

  • Lean management tools with the ability to measure, analyze and assess complex processes

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.

The high-quality products we design, test and produce in our Mechanical Systems help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely – every day! From landing systems and actuation to propellers, flight controls and hoist and winch – the products we manufacture work together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service. Our global team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us!

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.