Rockwell Collins Senior Reliability & Maintainability Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 9374

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 Reliability & Maintainability 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

Become part of the growing Government Systems Communication Products Organization! As a Senior Reliability and Maintainability Engineer, you will help design and develop communication products covering all spectrum bands, across multiple airborne and ground platforms. You will work with customers, engineering management, program management, engineering teams, production, business support groups, and subcontractors to create solutions addressing both domestic and international customer needs. Additionally, you will play an integral role in developing the next generation of both networking and non-networking software defined radio waveforms for existing and new communication platforms.

Job Responsibilities

We are seeking individuals with the technical skills and personal leadership attributes to help enhance communications systems development through the application of reliability and maintainability techniques. The successful candidate will participate in all phases of the product lifecycle for our communication products, utilizing reliability and maintainability methodologies as they apply in our systems engineering processes. Key responsibilities include the following: reliability and maintainability support to new development programs, reliability and maintainability predictions and analysis, testability analysis, maintainability demonstrations, mean time between failure and repair time predictions, diagnostic information definition, and highly accelerated stress testing. A background in avionics maintenance, performing FMEA/FMECA and organizational level testability analyses, BIT design and verification experience, and the ability to develop diagnostics at the system level is a plus.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have the following:

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Must possess or be eligible for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. DOD Secret Clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.

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

  • Understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle, with knowledge of how to apply reliability and maintainability techniques

  • Demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis

  • Maintainability analysis and predictions

  • Performance of Built In Test (BIT) design / verification analysis, testability analysis

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact and build trust with team members from many different backgrounds, including engineering management, engineering teams, program management, business development, support groups, and subcontractors

Preferred experience and skills include

  • Knowledge of radio transceiver architectures and designs

  • Understanding of basic radio functional operation, performance specifications, and validation techniques

  • Knowledge of MIL-HDBK-217 reliability standards

  • Basic circuit analysis knowledge, and the ability to perform detailed analyses on complex systems

  • Experience planning and conducting Accelerated Stress Testing, or a willingness to learn and apply those techniques, such as Highly Accelerated Life Test processes (HALT), Reliability Enhancement Test (RET), Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS).

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.