Rockwell Collins Principal Mechanical Engineer - Hardware Engineering Design in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 11066

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 Principal Mechanical Engineer - Hardware Engineering Design 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

The Government Systems Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Hardware Engineering design team is looking for a Principal Mechanical Engineer. This team ensures alignment of our products and programs with our key customer market segments while maximizing company and customer funding efficiencies through a product line approach. This position will be responsible for PNT hardware architectures and roadmaps for all PNT products.

The PNT Hardware Engineering team is focused on the development of new M-code based GPS Anti-Jam (AJ) hardware products as well as maintaining SAASM based hardware products. This development is done for the full life cycle of the product (requirements/design through factory transition and sustainment) and will also utilize the new product introduction processes. Additionally, the development will utilize a hardware product line approach to achieve optimal component and circuit card reuse across all hardware products.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership for mechanical architecture and trade study development of high PNT applications

  • Lead mechanical design approaches and packaging techniques for the PNT organization

  • Contribute to engineering program pursuits and bid estimates

  • Contribute to hardware engineering requirements capture and analysis in area of domain expertise

  • Design, test, analyze, integrate, qualify and document hardware of moderate to high complexity

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines (ie electrical, software and systems engineering) to ensure the Mechanical design is appropriate for the project/product design approach

  • Participate in cross-functional team efforts in integration, pre-qualification and qualification for products and sub-systems of moderate to high complexity

  • Conduct root-cause-analysis and technical investigations for software/hardware designs

  • Ensure proper packaging of systems to obtain optimal thermal and structural design

  • Provide engineering assistance to production, service, and repair personnel

  • Possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write technical material and present to customers and mid-level managers

  • Able to work and communicate with representatives from various departments including Business Development, Finance, and Operations

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in hardware development life cycle including requirements capture and verification, design and development, sub-level and system level integration and testing

  • Mechanical design experience including experience with CAD, thermal and structural tools and supervision and guidance to mechanical drafting

  • Be capable of hands-on troubleshooting using engineering lab equipment

  • Ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner and produce detailed, clear and concise technical documentation

  • Be self-directed, able to meet cost, schedule, and performance objectives with minimal oversight

  • Proficient in a 3D CAD solid modeling software package (SolidWorks and/or UG NX preferred)

  • Experience with FEA software package (ANSYS preferred)

  • Familiar with both thermal and structural testing and analysis

  • Experience with military aerospace testing standards

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline

  • Ability to obtain US DoD Security Clearance

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.