Principal Composite R&T Engineer (Remote) at Raytheon Technologies

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HAZ99: Field Office - AZ Remote Location, Remote City, AZ, 06032 USA
The Principal Composite Research and Technology Engineer will be proficient in the field of composites processes and materials with a focus on thermoplastic processing. It is preferred that this individual have experience with Automated Fiber placement, stamp forming, and joining process of continuous fiber thermoplastic composite to aid in developing next generation materials, process, and applications that provide a significant impact to company performance targets. Although this role has a focus on thermoplastics, a candidate with a depth of knowledge on thermoset materials and process is considered qualified as well.

Please note that this position could be onsite in Windsor Locks, other Collins Aerospace locations, hybrid, or fully remote .

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage and execute composite's initiatives to proposed milestone schedule and budget that focus on expanding our current knowledge as well as the future of composites in support of Collins performance and cost initiatives
  • Interacts with engineering groups across Collins Aerospace (US & EU teams, Collins strategic business units), universities, research institutions, and composites supply chain to mature knowledge of composite materials & manufacturing to Collins' applications. This includes new material qualification, manufacturing readiness level progression, and specification generation/support.
  • Develops technical relationships with strategic material & manufacturing suppliers and attends technical conferences to understand capabilities and limitations in the composites industry. Reports to team on differentiating technology ideas and how they can apply to needed solutions.
  • Support business unit specific composites initiatives by providing material and process expertise, technical solutions to challenging projects, and project management support when required
  • Contribute to strategic planning activities by providing technology recommendations and needs for future research & development.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years' experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Strong Project Management or technical team lead experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Industry experience in the field of composites, ideally with a strong focus on composite materials and manufacturing
  • Composite design, analysis, or modeling
  • Composite manufacturing knowledge & skills including hand layups, resin transfer molding, filament winding, in-situ automated fiber placement, compression molding, thermoforming, thermoplastic welding, injection molding, and/or additive manufacturing.
  • Composite part testing on coupons, components, and assemblies
  • Knowledge of six sigma and or lean manufacturing in a development environment

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.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn't be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers - a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative, and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn't shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way - the right way - to achieve what others can only dream of.

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 468 open jobs at Raytheon Technologies, click here.
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