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Raytheon Technologies Exp Cer Test Opr Cla in Rockford, Illinois

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United States of America


A01: Rockford - Aerospace 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL, 61125 USA

The CLA Test Operator is a Union position responsible for testing products, recording and compiling data. Additional duties include fabricating test carts, performing repairs on piping, set up and removal of test units, and preventative maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Must possess knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and vacuum systems.

  • Must have the ability to install, calibrate and operate various types of instrumentation.

  • Must have the ability to use measuring gauges such as micrometers, plugs or thread gauges, etc.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency and ability to thoroughly understand test specifications, changes to test specifications, recorded tapes and any related test inspection forms and procedures.

  • Must be able to fabricate test equipment or test hardware to blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings or other instructions using hand and power tools. Must have knowledge of tube and pipe fabrication i.e. brazing, soldering and tube bending. Has ability to perform fabrication work with a variety of materials.

  • Works to specifications and uses instrumentation and test hardware to install test units or systems, conduct tests and/or perform inspection functions or experimental, prototype, qualification, or production electrical, electro- mechanical, pneumatic or hydro mechanical products and fluid pumps. Accurately and legibly document results as applicable.

  • Must have complete understanding of the test to be run and be knowledgeable of the associated test equipment the unit under test and the unit’s capabilities.

  • Must be able to read and interpret data from test tapes, traces or other instrumentation including automatic data acquisition systems.

  • Works in close cooperation with supervision, engineering and other support personnel to resolve problems related to test or quality.

  • Provides interface with customer or government personnel as required.

  • Maintains test equipment of other lab assets as applicable and maintains a clean and orderly work area.

  • Performs shop floor control functions as required.

  • Must maintain, record retention, including quality paperwork, for all testing.

  • Must maintain break of inspection on test stands as applicable.

  • Must provide revision (or version) control of all test specifications, test procedures, applicable software or hardware and other documents to accept data and perform ENS functions.

  • Must be capable of performing quality control self-assessments on the test lab areas.

  • Must certify that the tests performed are in accordance with the specified requirements and to the best of their ability that the data obtained is an accurate representation of the test results.

  • Develop review and revise Test Lab Instructions.

  • Work with and assist Engineering in testing and testing procedures for preproduction, qualification, and production programs at both component and system levels.

  • Work with and assist in maintenance of test log database.

  • Must pass and maintain certification.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • HS diploma with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a HS diploma or GED, 4 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

  • Good verbal and written communication required.

  • Must be able to work individually or as part of a team.

  • Must be able to take and follow directions.

  • Must be able to read and understand English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Testing experience highly preferred.

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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

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.


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

This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with NASA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing per NASA’s regulation SUBPART 1835.5 Drug- Free Workforce

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.