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

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Collins Aerospace is seeking an individual with an electrical/electronic engineering background who can work collaboratively with a customer team and across a broad range of functional disciplines including electrical, mechanical, and data communication interfaces.

Responsible for supporting the design, development, and service of integrated Systems/Subsystems that include electronic controls and rotating hardware used in electric systems for military and commercial aircraft. This includes the definition of system-level requirements, the flow down of requirements to the appropriate LRU designers, simulation of system-level operation, coordination of system development and qualification testing, and support of testing at the customer facility.


  • Must be a commutable distance from Rockford, IL to work onsite. This position is eligible for relocation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply principles and techniques of electrical/electronic engineering to ensure system design preparation in accordance with applicable specifications, customer requirements, and standard work practices.
  • Work to lead a cross-functional team and interfaced with various functional groups to coordinate design and engineering documentation releases, development testing, qualification testing, and entry into service.  
  • Prepare procedures and reports for testing systems and products, and document results of design studies, trade studies, and failure analyses.
  • Use requirement management tools such as DOORS and simulation/modeling tools such as MATLAB.
  •  Travel –10% potential for both domestic and global.  

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Electrical sub-systems development (e.g. aircraft utilities, power distribution units, actuation systems).
  • Ability to apply basic electrical and mechanical principles to design, analyze, and conduct engineering investigations on electronic products.
  • Broad life-cycle experience: requirements analysis through system integration including integration lab verification.
  • Respect for, and compatibility with, a structured development process where well-documented requirements, designs, and test procedures are essential.
  • Simulation and scripting experience (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink, Saber, Python).
  • Applicant must have good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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. Person (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee) or eligible to obtain necessary export authorizations required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with DOORs software is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with RTCA, FAA, ARINC, MIL, and ISO specifications preferred.
  • Familiarity with Aircraft Certification requirements related to System Safety and Reliability (ARP4754, ARP4761, FAR / JAR), and Aircraft Electrical System Architecture.
  • Exposure to Model Based development including autocode generation.
  • Familiarity with Built-in Test Equipment design/EMI design/Aircraft Communications design.

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.


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:

  • 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.

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!

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.


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.

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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