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Raytheon Technologies Manufacturing Engineer Co-op (Summer/Fall) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies 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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Position overview This position is for a Manufacturing Engineer Co-op that will work in the TacAir IPT in the Cedar Rapids, IA facility. This position is for a student seeking an experience in using engineering principles in a manufacturing environment. If selected, the employee will become familiar with Collins Aerospace products, manufacturing objectives, along with state of the art manufacturing techniques. This position is with the TacAir Integrated Product Team in the Cedar Rapids, IA facility.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Technical problem definition and solution in manufacturing environment.

  • Liaison with design engineering on incorporating changes to the designs which improve manufacturability.

  • Determine the most efficient sequence of operations and workflow, and establish methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel.

  • Conduct studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control through the application of Lean principles.

  • Prepare cost estimates for proposed projects and evaluate cost factors.

  • Plan and design facilities and layout for manufacturing processes and equipment, taking into account economic factors, process flow, operator efficiency and comfort.

  • Perform assignments requiring use and application of standard engineering economics and product development principles and techniques.

  • Plan, execute (facilitate) and document moderately difficult engineering economics challenges.

  • Maintain awareness of the technological state-of-the-art and of the Company's competitive position in the assigned area.

  • Solve Manufacturing Engineering problems of low level of complexity.

  • Analyze and interpret systems requirements and definition data to the extent necessary to proactively apply engineering economics principles.

  • Assignments usually consist of providing engineering economics support (cost estimates, facilitating achievement of cost requirements/targets) on stand-alone product development efforts.

  • Develop tools that enable manufacturing, aid process improvement or address safety concerns.

  • Technical problem definition and solution in manufacturing environment.

  • Assist with design, develop, and improve station loading/line balancing.

  • Assist with factory staffing plan based on sales demand.

Job Skills & Attributes:

  • Recognizes that individual goals contribute toward accomplishing team outcomes.

  • Generally applies fundamental service techniques and adheres to proper customer procedures when interacting with customers.

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow through with work assignments and support management's policies and procedures.

  • Is able to provide the status of work assignments and produce any documentation or information that is needed.

  • Uses various software packages to maintain and update documents and records.

  • Develops plans that are aligned with corporate policies and budgets.

  • Displays a compassionate attitude toward the needs of others.

  • Maintains a daily to-do list which helps to prioritize schedule.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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.


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.

Raytheon Technologies 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.