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Raytheon Technologies Senior Engineer, Mechanical Engineering in Rockford, Illinois

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United States of America


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

The successful candidate will design mechanical test equipment and systems within the Mechanical Power Conversion (MPC) division of Collins Aerospace. The test equipment is utilized for production, R&D, and qualification testing of cutting-edge military and commercial aerospace products including fuel pumps, air turbine starters and blowers, engine and air frame gearboxes, and lube and scavenge pumps.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design test equipment, components, and systems for MPC (Mechanical Power Conversion) suite of mechanical power generation, transmission, and distribution products for military and commercial applications.

  • Research, plan, design, and develop mechanical, thermodynamic, hydraulic, and power transmission test equipment for engineering tests, qualification testing, and production testing of engine & aircraft mounted gearboxes, air turbine starters, main fuel pumps, integrated fuel pumps, and lube & scavenge pumps

  • Document drawings, schematics, diagrams, and specifications of test equipment designs.

  • Lead test equipment activities including build, assembly, checkout, verification/validation, and commissioning.

  • Review test results in relation to equipment design or rated specifications and test objectives and recommend modification or adjustments of equipment to meet specifications.

  • Develop performance, maintenance, and calibration requirements for test stands and equipment.

  • Participate/lead peer reviews of specifications, designs, and concepts for test equipment, components, and systems.

  • Work independently and on cross-functional teams with Product Engineers, Program Managers, Quality Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Operations Managers.

  • Communicate and cooperate with Quality Clinic and related departments to ensure product quality and support the test of field issues.

  • Complete work on time, within quality standards, per specifications and contracts, and within budget constraints.

  • Define and prepare confidential test equipment proposals including schedule and budget to design, construct, and install test equipment and facility infrastructure.

  • Research, analyze, evaluate, and qualify improvements and alternatives for machines, components, subsystems, process methods, and system designs.

  • Utilize lean manufacturing and continuous improvement methodologies in manufacturing, testing, and transactional processes to drive improvement in quality and test efficiency.


Basic Qualifications:

  • ​Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required

  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 2 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations

  • US Citizen is required

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the design of mechanical rotating equipment. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Critical speed

  • Geometric tolerances

  • Balance

  • Bearing lube

  • Spline standards

    Experience in the design of hydraulic and fluid circuits. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Proper line sizing for pressure ratings and pressure drops

  • Pressure accumulators

  • Proper placement of instrumentation (flow meters / Temp probes / Pressure taps)

  • Pumps as they are applied to various uses

    Experience in the use of drafting tools. This includes but is not limited to:

  • AutoCAD (preferred 2D drafting format)

  • NX – 3D CAD by Siemens (SolidWorks)

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.

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.


We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy.

Join us as we take flight!

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.

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