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RTX Corporation Machine Operator III, 1st Shift (Onsite) in Carroll, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA01: Engine Comp (TFT) - Carroll 400 N Bella Vista Dr, Carroll, IA, 51401 USA

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$3,000 Sign-on Bonus for external candidates

Machine Operator III is considered a specialist within the discipline performing work on multiple programs. Operator regularly demonstrates the ability to set up and operate all conventional CNC and manual machining equipment under general oversight. Is able to troubleshoot issues and identify resources that can assist with problems. Actively works to promote and suggest improvements in all machining related activities to reduce COPQ and improve efficiency in order to reduce costs. Operator will have a proven track record of producing high quality work in an efficient manner that meets or exceeds current standards. Operator will show a high level of understanding of all machining related activities and will assist engineers, planners and team coordinators in achieving any machining related goals such as planning throughput, recommending changes to improve set-up, or techniques for new product development. Will assist lead technicians as needed and are responsible to train others on programs within their discipline. Operator may have certifications in other disciplines.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate precision manual and/or computerized machining centers according to standard work.

  • Adjust machine feed/spindle speeds and the changing of tooling and cutters per machining specifications.

  • Read and interpret blueprints and specifications.

  • Troubleshoots problems and assists with the development of new machining processes.

  • Provide suggestions for improving processes to reduce COPQ and improve efficiency in order to reduce costs.

  • Follow quality testing techniques. Inspect product using precision gauges, measuring instruments and equipment.

  • Support the needs of other business units and cells in accordance to customer demand.

  • Operate and do daily/weekly checks on equipment.

  • Train and mentor new and/or less experienced operators on programs within their discipline.

  • Support and follow all rules/guidelines/standards set by EHS, Quality, and CI functions as set by your leader and position.

  • Actively participates in the Continuous Improvement process as well as safety related activities.

  • Working extended shifts/overtime as required by the business

  • Some Holiday hours may be required based on business need

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Typically requires HS Diploma. In the absence of a HS diploma or GED, 2 years of relevant experience is required

  • U.S. Person (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee) or eligible to obtain necessary export authorizations required


  • Machine Operator Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified on multiple programs with basic complexity

  • Progressive experience in a related machine operator role in a manufacturing or related environment

  • Manual dexterity to perform intermediate tasks associated with machine operations

  • Demonstrated program proficiency while possessing minimal scrap and rework.

  • Intermediate knowledge with reading and understanding prints.

  • Computer experience (e-mail, print documents, internet) and ability to learn how to operate a computer to access prints and/or specified work instructions

  • Basic shop math including knowledge of Geometric Tolerances

  • Intermediate knowledge with identifying, analyzing, and resolving problems.

  • Intermediate knowledge of CORE principles and their application

  • Intermediate knowledge of manufacturing principles and processes.

  • Intermediate knowledge of machining techniques.

  • Ability to train others on machine operations including concepts, processes, and practices.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees and management

Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


*Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection

  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Autism Benefit

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions

  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  • And more! 

    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.

    Employee Referral Eligible.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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.

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