Full Time Posted 8 days ago
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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

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This Safety and Reliability engineer position will lead efforts to analyze the system design and establish requirements that drive safety, reliability, and maintainability into the design to ensure that Collins Aerospace products are world class.  The position will be responsible for technical development of safety and reliability analyses that demonstrate that the system design meets requirements and serves as evidence for certification and/or acceptance by the regulator or acquiring authority.

Eligible for relocation

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform safety assessments in accordance with ARP4761 or MIL-STD-882E including but not limited to:
    • System Safety Program Plans (SSPP)
    • Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA)
    • Preliminary System Safety Assessments (PSSA)
    • System Safety Assessments (SSA)
    • Fault Tree Analyses (FTA)
    • Common Mode Analyses (CMA)
  • Review, assess, and influence designs to optimize safety-related metrics to ensure designs incorporate the safety features required to assure that all safety certification requirements are met.
  • Perform Reliability Assessments in accordance with industry accepted practices including but not limited to:
    • Reliability Program Plans (RPP)
    • Reliability predictions to establish Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) estimates and component failure rates. These analyses may utilize industry standards and include field performance of similar equipment when applicable to increase accuracy of the assessment.
    • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • Failure Mode, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Contribute to defining specific Safety and Reliability design requirements based on derivation of the customer specification culminating in performing the Safety and Reliability assessment artifacts in accordance with engineering standard work.
  • Perform Maintainability assessments and support Testability analyses.
  • Support and/or lead Reliability related tests [Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) and Reliability Enhancement Test (RET)] including the development of test procedures and reports, overseeing the conduct of the test, leading failure review board meetings, and defining corrective actions. Typical Reliability related tests include but are not limited to:
  • Investigate and implement improvements on current standard processes to improve efficiency and quality of both analyses and documentation.
  • Support integration activities and reviews with internal and external customers.
  • Perform (as required) bid and proposal activities for future programs.
  • Travel up to 10%, domestic and Canada

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge in Safety and Reliability engineering, including processes, procedures and tools contained in SAE Aerospace Recommended Practices ARP 4754, ARP 4761, or military safety standards such as MIL-STD-882
  • Possess Analog and Digital Circuit Design Analysis and/or Mechanical Design Analysis skills
  • Experience preparing and presenting technical information to peers, all levels of internal management, and to external customers
  • Working knowledge of aircraft or electronic systems is highly desired
  • Experience with common spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications such as MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Access highly desirable
  • Experience with FaultTree+ or similar Fault Tree analysis tools

Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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.

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!


This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program.  The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey.  Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience.  Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

Minimum Program Qualifications
To qualify for the Raytheon Technologies, Re-Empower Program, candidates should:

  • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application
  • Have prior experience in functional area of interest
  • Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position

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 ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

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! 

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.

Employee Referral Eligible


The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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