Full Time
I'm Interested

Job Type

Full Time

Job Details

Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Position Role Type:


Are you looking for a rewarding job?  Our team is seeking a self-motivated, confident, and passionate person looking to make a difference in the lives of others.  This position is for an Industrial Engineer on a Site Project Team that will apply advanced Industrial Engineering concepts, techniques, analysis, and decision tools to promote and implement changes in manufacturing operations to achieve site goals. The overarching roles and responsibilities of this position are improving quality, reducing costs, and improving the flow of product through automation and process improvements.

This position will provide the opportunity for independent action AND working in a team environment of manufacturing engineers, production personnel, management, and other support organizations.  This person will be assigned to projects with high priority and visibility to improve the capability of this facility to be the best manufacturing facility in the world. 

This role will be performed onsite at our location in Cedar Rapids, IA.

  • Eligible for relocation

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a subject matter expert on potential improvements related to equipment/fixture design, process, procedures, personnel, floor layouts, or training to ensure the most efficient sequence of operations and work flow in all areas of manufacturing
  • Conduct studies and provide analytical input on documents or operational procedures in the areas of cost control, productivity, cost reduction, inventory, and production schedule/record systems  
  • Provide measurable input into the sequence of operations and work instructions
  • Develop/improve standard work in areas such as process documentation, preventative maintenance, and validation/verification
  • Contribute significantly to plans for allocation of materials, floor space, and personnel to establish maximum utilization of resources (e.g. build line design, sequencing, loading, & staffing plans)
  • Prepare project cost estimates and cost benefit analysis to validate cost requirements/targets against pertinent business plan(s) and program expectations while achieving economic goals for complex systems and products in production and/or under development
  • Program, integrate, and validate/verify new manufacturing equipment
  • Review products/processes for quality, safety, and producibility risks and modify/develop new processes or tooling/fixtures to make improvements OR work with design to incorporate changes to eliminate the risks
  • Manage moderately sized projects or processes
  • Resolve problems that are difficult and often complex with minimal oversight
  • Subject matter expert that provides guidance and support to teams needing expertise
  • Coach, review, and delegate work to junior level professionals


Qualifications/ Experience Needed:

  • Typically requires a University Degree 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
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of manufacturing experience that includes responsibilities the following areas:
    • Standard work
    • Process flow optimization
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Cost benefit analysis
    • Programming and troubleshooting process equipment
    • Station loading/line balancing, staffing planning, and capacity analysis
    • Manufacturing lead time analysis
    • AutoCAD and 3D modeling
  • Project management/Microsoft Project
  • Data analytics
  • Statistical Process Control tools
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance
  • CNC Programming
  • Conformal coat application methods

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.

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.

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.

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! 

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.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 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.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

Click on this link to read the Policy and Terms

We're connecting diverse talent to big career moves. Meeting people who boost your career is hard - yet networking is key to growth and economic empowerment. We’re here to support you - within your current workplace or somewhere new. Upskill, join daily virtual events, apply to roles (it’s free!).
Are you hiring? Join our platform for diversifiying your team
Principal Industrial Engineer (Onsite)
I'm Interested