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RTX Corporation Principal Industrial Engineer (Onsite) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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Are you looking for a rewarding job? Join our team as an Industrial Engineer on the Site Project Team in Cedar Rapids, IA, where you'll apply advanced Industrial Engineering concepts and analysis tools to drive transformative changes in manufacturing operations. Your focus will be on improving product quality, reducing costs, and optimizing production flow, contributing directly to our site's efficiency and competitiveness.

This role offers a blend of independent initiative and teamwork, collaborating closely with manufacturing engineers, production personnel, management, and support organizations. Located onsite in Cedar Rapids, IA, you'll play a crucial role in shaping our operational excellence and innovation. If you're passionate about Industrial Engineering and driven to make a meaningful impact in manufacturing, we encourage you to apply and join us in advancing our shared goals of excellence and innovation.

This role will be performed ONSITE in our Collins Aerospace location in Cedar Rapids, IA.

What YOU Will Do:


The primary responsibility for this position is providing support to teams with Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA) by acting as a subject matter expert and developing/improving standard work.

  • Serve as subject matter expert on manufacturing processes including: equipment, floor layouts, work sequence, work instructions, procedures, and work flow.

  • Identify process improvements opportunities using analysis, modeling, benchmarking, research, etc.

  • Conduct studies on cost control, productivity, cost reduction, inventory, and production record systems  

  • Provide measurable input into the sequence of operations and work instructions

  • Develop, improve, and document standard work in areas such as process documentation, preventative maintenance, and validation/verification

  • Contribute to plans for allocation of resources, materials, and personnel to establish maximum utilization (e.g. build line design, sequencing, loading, & staffing plans)

  • Prepare project cost estimates and cost benefit analysis to validate cost requirements/targets against pertinent business plan(s) and program expectations while achieving economic goals for complex systems and products in production and/or under development

  • Program, integrate, and validate/verify new manufacturing equipment

  • Review products/processes for quality, safety, and producibility risks and work with design to incorporate changes to eliminate the risks

  • Manage moderately sized projects or processes

  • Independently resolve problems that are difficult and often complex with minimal oversight from manager

  • Independently prioritize tasks as needed and communicate as necessary with leadership

  • Provide clear project status and produce necessary documentation

  • Develop tactical plans to manage day-to-day challenges

  • Develop forward looking strategic plans

  • Document lessons learned and share with team members

  • Use various software packages to maintain and update documents and records

  • Coach and delegate work to junior level professional

    Expectations of the role:

  • Contribute actively to both team and individual goals, fostering a collaborative environment.

  • Earn trust to engage directly with customers, ensuring adherence to procedures and standards.

  • Demonstrate strong follow-through on work assignments to achieve consistent results.

  • Embrace a culture of continuous improvement by learning from past mistakes and experiences.

  • Support teammates proactively and compassionately, fostering a helpful and cohesive team dynamic.

  • Show eagerness to learn and grow, going beyond daily responsibilities to expand skills and knowledge 

    What YOU Will Learn:

  • Become familiar with Collins Aerospace products, lean manufacturing objectives, test philosophy, and state of the art manufacturing techniques.

  • Work cohesively with others of different backgrounds and ideas

  • Participate in peer to peer and leadership mentoring

  • Learn new skills or sharpen existing skills through Workday learning, LinkedIn training, and other development opportunities.

    Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract

    Qualifications We Prefer:

  • Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)

  • Process flow optimization

  • Problem solving/root cause analysis

  • Cost benefit analysis

  • Manufacturing lead time analysis

  • Station loading/line balancing, staffing planning, and capacity analysis

  • Standard work documentation

  • Microsoft Suite of applications

  • Process/automation equipment programming & troubleshooting

  • PLC, HMI, and robotic arms

  • Windows or web based application development

  • C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java, SQL, Python

  • Data analytics & visualization

  • Statistical Process Control tools

  • AutoCAD and 3D modeling

  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance

    What We Offer:

  • 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 program

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and 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

  • Maybe eligible for relocation

  • And more! 

    Learn More & Apply Now!

    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.

    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.


    This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX. ​

    Minimum Program Qualifications:

  • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application

  • Have prior experience in functional area of interest

  • Have interest in returning in either a full time or part time position

*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.

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.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

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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