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Raytheon Technologies Mechanical Engineering Manager - Fire and Overheat Detection in Wilson, North Carolina

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United States of America


HSK02: Kidde Aerospace 4200 Airport Drive,NW, Wilson, NC, 27896 USA

The Manager of the Collins Fire and Overheat Detection Engineering team is responsible for the linear and optical fire and overheat detection product lines. This role will report to the Engineering Director and be located onsite in Wilson, NC.

Primary Responsibilities:

Support new program design from proposal stage through entire product life cycle for Thermistor, Eutectic Salt, Firewire and APD linear detectors and UV and IR optical fire detectors.

This includes:

  • Platform system definition, proposal preparation, requirements negotiations and alignment.

  • Once selected, refine system definition and close all requirements gaps.

  • Define tasks needed to bring existing product offerings to the needs of the specific application.

  • Drive design and drawing creation for new hardware.

  • Develop Validation and Qualification Test Plans.

  • Work with IPT lead to drive/support creation and review of all program required documentation.

  • Work with IPT lead to manage hardware acquisition for development, validation and qualification testing.

  • Support Qualification Testing and serve as technical lead to ensure proper test setup and execution to customer and federal requirements.

  • Support all design reviews and other customer reviews.

  • Support customer during flight test and entry into service.

  • Create/Drive creation of FAA TSO approval application packages and drive those through the approval process.

  • Support in service questions and customer issues that may arise. Serve as a lead customer contact to support those efforts.

  • Lead resolution to in service issues as needed, including customer visits as required.

  • Lead any field service issue visits, including NTSB when required.

  • Support/coordinate support to operations when production build or yield issues arise.

  • Disposition QN’s and create EO’s as needed.

  • Drive support of CIT’s, IPT’s, Redline Reviews and CCB’s.

  • Lead and develop assigned team of supporting engineers and technicians including mentoring, performance reviews, and personnel issues.

  • Team with IPT lead to manage KanBan board and daily update meetings

  • Support Tier III meetings.

  • Ensure all team and personal training is completed on time and training is identified and managed via a training matrix for the team.

  • Exceptional oral and communication skills up and down the organization, strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple simultaneous efforts.

  • Work closely with the engineering and business development Product Family Teams to understand functional and non-functional requirements, with the goal of avoiding unnecessary design iterations.

  • Coordinate SIS India strategic initiatives and ensure harmonized communication between the site and SIS India.

  • Collaborate with engineering and business development Product Family Teams in defining the vision for key product families.

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities to our customers with the development of software upgrades, enhancements and fixes that are coordinated based on release schedules

  • Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimum performance levels and career development

  • Other tasks as needed/assigned to

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and 8 years of prior relevant experience 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

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

  • Must have proficient experience in mechanical design, specifically with new product design

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in either a formal or informal capacity

  • Experience with program execution, budget and schedule responsibility

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.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team 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.


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

  • Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program

  • 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

  • Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, 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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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.