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United States of America


HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

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Collins Aerospace is currently searching for a Systems Specialty Engineer, Reliability & Maintainability to join our team in Richardson, TX. We are seeking individuals with the technical skills and personal leadership attributes to support program development through the application of specialty engineering techniques. The successful candidate will participate in all phases of program life cycle, utilizing Reliability & Maintainability methodologies as they apply in our systems engineering processes. Key responsibilities include the following: familiarity with military, civil, and industry standards, derivation and allocation of system specialty engineering requirements, and development of system specialty engineering analyses.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Implementing and executing Design for Reliability (DfR) process

  • Supporting design and development teams by developing, assessing, and verifying Reliability & Maintainability-related requirements for mission-critical systems

  • Developing Reliability Allocations and Predictions (hardware and software), Maintainability Allocations and Predictions, Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Testability Analysis, Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS), Maintainability/Built-In Test (M/BIT) Demonstration

  • Working with industry standards and handbooks such as MIL-HDBK-217F  (Reliability Predictions for Electronic Equipment), 217Plus, MIL-HDBK-470A (Designing and Developing Maintainable Products and Systems), MIL-HDBK-338B (Electronic Reliability Design Handbook), MIL-HDBK-454B (General Guidelines for Electronic Equipment), MIL-HDBK-781A (Reliability Test Methods), MIL-HDBK-2155 (FRACAS), MIL-HDBK-2165 (Testability Handbook), Software reliability per IEEE 1633-2016

  • Supporting Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Condition-Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+), and Integrated Health Management System (IHMS) programs

  • Familiarity with industry known reliability and maintainability tools/software such as Reliasoft, Windchill, or Express to perform analyses

  • Planning and executing Reliability testing, e.g., Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT), Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS), reliability growth testing (RGT)

  • Pursuit capture phase of a program by developing proposal language and determining appropriate BOE (basis of estimates) for bids and proposals

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact and build trust with team members from many different backgrounds, including engineering management, engineering teams, program management, business development, support groups, and subcontractors

Basic Qualifications:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience

  • Understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle, with knowledge of how to apply reliability & maintainability engineering principles and best practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of systems architectures and designs

  • Understanding of military aircraft-related missions, functional operation, performance specifications, and verification and validation (V&V) techniques

  • Familiarity with Control Account Management (CAM) within the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) framework

  • Familiarity with agile development and model-based systems engineering (MBSE)

  • Familiarity with DOORS, Cameo, and/or Atlassian (ALM) tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence)

  • Familiarity with developing Contractor Documents Requirements List (CDRL) documents per applicable Data Item Descriptions (DIDs)

  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to present to a variety of audiences

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.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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 program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance         
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • 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 #LI-MIS

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