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Raytheon Technologies Program Support Specialist - Weapon Datalinks (Hybrid) 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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We are currently searching for a Program Support Specialist (PSS) to join our Mission Systems Value Stream Services (VSS) Department and partner with the Weapon Datalinks Value Stream Leadership (VSL) team located in Cedar Rapids, IA. The individual will be responsible for partnering with the VSL team in all activities associated with the pursuit, order, capture, and execution of existing and future programs.

Emphasis is focused on supporting the program execution teams with a variety of activities such as: hardware tracking and reporting, obsolescence management, bid and proposal support, earned value management, and all levels of coordination with the core program team. This position coordinates activities across the Collins shared services business model and requires collaborative working relationships with Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Contracts, Order Administration, Subcontracts, Quality, Finance, and Services and will require external customer interface.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of industry practices and standards and use of professional concepts. Applies functional or technical principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Receives minimal instruction on day-to-day work assignments. Plans schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.

  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise on issues. Represents organization as a prime contact on key issues.

  • Provides direction and oversight to ensure that issues of moderate scope and complexity are avoided and/or resolved.

  • Responsible for managing projects which are of moderate risk and complexity or a portion of a larger project.

  • Deadline Driven – Programs have hard deadlines and often approval meetings need accomplished prior to those deadlines.

  • Persistence – Dealing with hardware for a program requires the ability to be tenacious to get the answers needed to make decisions.

  • Detail-oriented multitasker – The successful candidate will be able to handle multiple issues that affect many Mission Systems products at the same time.

  • Analysis – Demonstrates the ability to provide a logical, in-depth analysis of a problem or situation.

  • Cooperation – Takes personal initiative to proactively serve as team motivator creating strong morale and synergy.

  • Coordinating – Ensures that information has been received and accurately understood by all parties.

  • Decisiveness – Exhibits the personal confidence necessary to make critical decisions, even amidst controversy and doubt.

  • Dependability – Ensures that all details of a project are accurate.

  • Drive – Displays energy, persistence, and a positive attitude when working on most projects.

  • Judgment – Bases decisions on factual information and considers alternative courses of action before reaching decisions.

  • Relationships – Develops relationships with others that are based on trust.

  • Communication - Must be able to effectively communicate with people across multiple organizations.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant experience OR In absence of a degree, 6 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Ability to obtain a U.S. DOD Security Clearance

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior SAP experience

  • Prior Earned Value Management experience and relevant applications

  • Prior external customer support/interface experience

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.

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 consider the following role type definitions as you apply for 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.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

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 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

  •  And more! 

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

    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.

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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.