Rockwell Collins Senior Electrical Engineer - Flight Deck Panels Hardware (Cedar Rapids IA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Category: Engineering

Job ID: 1520

Location: Cedar Rapids,IA

Requisition ID: 1520

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Senior Electrical Engineer - Flight Deck Panels Hardware (Cedar Rapids IA) to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Do you want to design and support cockpit hardware that pilots utilize to fly advanced business jets and large air transport aircraft? How about a position where you can tackle engineering challenges every day and gain broad exposure to the complete product life-cycle? Are you looking for an opportunity to build a strong personal network while working closely with external suppliers, production lines, and service centers to implement your solutions?

Our Rockwell Collins' Flight Deck Panels Hardware team is looking for an electrical engineer with digital and analog experience to join our team. The Flight Deck Panels Hardware team is responsible for technical oversight of control panel and compact interactive display hardware for the company's Commercial Systems business unit. This includes design, development, qualification, certification, production transition, and product support activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing product drawings and circuit card schematics for intended/implemented function.

  • Root Cause Analysis of Customer Returned Goods.

  • Optimization for production efficiency.

  • Collaborating with manufacturing test engineers to develop production test software and hardware improvements.

  • Coordination with internal and external testing services to assist with root cause analysis.

  • Perform limited project engineering tasks such as providing project status to leadership and recommending product-line improvement priorities to the product-line manager.

  • Coordination with application engineers and suppliers to determine root-cause and corrective actions of component failures.

  • Updating electrical designs for parts obsolescence and new technology insertion.

  • Reverse engineering of basic to complex electrical designs.

  • Drafting of service bulletins to communicate design updates for fielded product.

This position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 7:30 am to 4:30 pm workday, or beyond a 40 hour work week.


  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline

  • Relevant analog and digital design experience.

  • Capability of hands-on troubleshooting using engineering lab equipment.

  • Experience or training in all aspects of the hardware life cycle, including requirements capture, design and development, requirements verification qualification, and certification.

  • Utilization of strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Be able to multi-task and manage through unexpected events.

Desired experience:

  • Ability to be a strong technical writer.

  • Experience providing direction to small cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge of DO-160 Environmental Qualification standards.

  • An understanding of DO-254 design assurance guidance for airborne electronic hardware.

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.