Rockwell Collins Manufacturing Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 11229

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 Manufacturing Electrical Engineer 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.

Job Summary

This position is for individuals seeking an experience that will involve applying engineering and lean principles to improve product flow through four different types of responsibilities: technical support for factory test, test flow improvement (cost reduction), test capacity analysis, and part and product transitions. If selected, the employee will become familiar with Rockwell Collins’ products, our manufacturing objectives, our test philosophy, and our state of the art manufacturing techniques.

Our team is seeking a self-motivated engineer with strong decision making and problem solving skills and looking to make a difference. Our team is dedicated to providing a very high level of technical support to improve our manufacturing flow while keeping a laser focus on our excellent quality. This position will play a key role in making our manufacturing test processes more efficient and repeatable through test data analysis and yield improvement initiatives. If you are ready to put your Electrical Engineering skills to use and make a difference in people’s lives, this is the job for you.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to factory test technicians for all levels of testing.

  • Provide technical interpretation of drawings and specifications for complex products.

  • Evaluate Customer Returned Good (CRG) activity to repair and return units in the most efficient manner. Use analysis of CRG failure data to identify methods of preventing future failures.

  • Develops working knowledge of difficult test systems.

  • Maintain control over Engineering Support costs to Manufacturing.

  • Recommend and/or lead producibility projects to reduce support costs.

  • Analyze product tolerances, part specifications, and test specifications to determine root cause of test yield drivers.

  • Determine optimal test flow for efficient flow of products through test while considering cost constraints.

  • Analyze test data using statistical process control analysis skills to proactively reduce test flow inhibitors.

  • Analyze test failures and defect trends and driving to root causes and corrective actions, prepares failure analysis reports as required for production.

  • Provide analysis and disposition of nonconforming parts and products.

  • Work with Design Engineering to resolve design margin issues and any issues driving change to the product. May include initiation of Engineering Change Orders to revise documentation.

  • Studies test equipment performance and reliability and establishes solutions for decreasing equipment downtime. Provide feedback to improve design of next generation test equipment.

  • Develop validation plans for the new test equipment.

  • Collaborate with Application Engineering and/or Supply Chain to resolve piece-part problems that inhibit flow.

  • Analyze test approach, plans, and processes for cost reduction opportunities.

  • Collaborate with Design Engineering on product respins due to cost reduction opportunities and determine the appropriate test plans.

  • Support Lean/Six Sigma initiatives.

  • Capacity planning and utilization analysis for accurate staffing and test equipment needs.

  • Assist Manufacturing Management in determining appropriate technician assignments based on necessary skills.

  • Determine suitable replacement part and test plan to ensure there is zero customer impact during part/product transition due to obsolescence and cost reduction initiatives.

  • Contribute to new test approaches that will reduce staffing and capital requirements.

  • Supports producibility and testability initiatives in new designs and developments.

  • Assist in development and implementation of test procedures for new products.

  • Participate in reviews to determine readiness of new designs for production.

  • Liaison between Manufacturing and Design Engineering during the transition to ensure a smooth transition into production.

  • Collaborating with Test Technicians to train them on new products and test systems.

Basic Qualifications

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

  • US Citizenship is required. Candidate must have the ability to obtain a US DoD Security Clearance

  • Candidate must have experience troubleshooting electronics

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.