Automation Engineer at Raytheon Technologies (Des Moines, IA)

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HIA02: Engine Comp (TFT) - WDM 4th St 811 Fourth Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 USA
The Automation Engineer is the technical lead for all automation and Smart Factory projects within the fuel nozzle business. The Automation Engineer works closely with manufacturing engineers & operations staff to identify automation opportunities & executes projects to increase capacity, productivity, & quality within fuel nozzle manufacturing operations.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Developing an automation project scope & project plan
  • Developing and presenting a business case to site Leadership and is accountable for achieving the planned return on investment
  • Automation project execution including installation, programming, validation, & release to production
  • Accountable for meeting project deliverables relative to cost, technical performance, quality & timing
  • Vendor/contractor management related to project planning & execution
  • Training operations and maintenance personnel for supporting and operating automation technology & automated processes
  • Work closely with maintenance & manufacturing engineers to troubleshoot & repair automation technology, automated equipment & cells
  • Responsible for continued learning of automation technologies & applications and awareness of the current state of the industry
  • Responsible for development of new technologies and/or novel uses of existing technologies to support the advancement of manufacturing processes
  • Actively participates & contributes to developing manufacturing plans for new product introduction with a focus on automation opportunities

Basic Qualifications:
  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor's degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 2 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations
  • Familiarity with mechanical and manufacturing engineering concepts
  • Working knowledge of one or more coding languages and practices (LabVIEW, MATLAB, C++, etc.)
  • Self-motivation, drive to learn, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with manufacturing in an Aerospace environment is strongly preferred
  • Experience with tool design & 3D modeling (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Experience with deep learning principles and software a huge plus
  • Working knowledge of drafting principles & GD&T
  • Working knowledge of ERP and MES systems (SAP preferred)
  • Working knowledge of robotic programming (FANUC, ABB, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of PLCs including programming & basic troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of vision and lighting systems including area scanners and non-contact inspection systems
  • Familiarity with device & equipment communication, networking & cell architecture
  • Familiarity with the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) assessment system
  • Familiarity with EOAT design & fabrication
  • Familiarity with project management principles

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.

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.


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
  • 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
  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Autism Benefit
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Best Doctors, 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 operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Waltham, MA. Raytheon Technologies was founded in 2020. It has 27 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 422 open jobs at Raytheon Technologies, click here.
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