Rockwell Collins Sr Component Application Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 13968

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 Sr Component Application 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

Serves as the technical resource to the Design, Manufacturing, Program Management, Supply Chain, Quality, etc. communities for electrical and mechanical component, materials and related process support. The Application Engineer establishes design criteria, specifications, sources of supply, and acceptance criteria for assigned commodities. They are responsible for the documentation of components, processes, technology roadmaps, and design guidelines associated with assigned commodities. They direct Failure and Root Cause analysis and provide technical assistance with; material verification resolution, specification or drawing exceptions, supplier issues, and manufacturing related issues for assigned technologies. The Application Engineer identifies, evaluates, and recommends new components for new product development requirements and for improving existing manufacturing process yields. They support assigned Commodity Teams as the technical lead. Uses independent judgment to make decisions in day-to-day job responsibilities the majority of the time under general supervision.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the establishment of preferred technologies, sources of supply, and acceptance criteria for assigned commodities.

  • Mentor Application Engineers in the documentation and release of components, processes, technology roadmaps, and design guidelines associated with assigned commodities.

  • Perform complex Failure and Root Cause Analysis and corrective action on assigned commodities. Actively assist production and Design Engineering in failure analysis.

  • Mentor Application Engineers and provide technical assistance with: material verification resolution, specification or drawing exceptions, supplier issues, and manufacturing related issues for assigned commodities.

  • Develop, Identify, evaluate, and recommend new components or materials and manufacturers for new product requirements and for improving existing manufacturing process yields.

  • Support assigned Commodity Teams and Communities of Practice as the technical lead. Actively interface with Supply Base to implement change.

  • Analyzes parametric data, preference codes, and obsolescence prediction data for components in assigned area.

  • Design Engineering community support including: design development assistance, interfacing, communication, component application issue resolution, and general question/issue resolution.

  • General technical support including activities associated with Bidding/Negotiating, Data Collection, and Analysis. Report Generation related to technical issues including but not limited to; Hazardous Material, fungus, shelf life, ESD, flammability, etc.

  • Continuously assumes lead of projects initiated by management or more senior team members and the carries project through to completion.

  • Presentation of strategic and/or technical information to senior management and/or internal and external customers.

  • Individual job duties may vary.

Basic Qualifications

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

US Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required. Candidate must have a strong electrical background.

Electric Engineering Degree, Supply Chain, and Electrical Component experience desired.

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.