Rockwell Collins Senior Engineering Project Assistant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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 Senior Engineering Project Assistant to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA. Relocation assistance 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.

Working independently, this position is responsible for the planning, scheduling, assisting engineers with administrative, documentation, process and general engineering related support activities. Must demonstrate the ability to support several engineers, providing the wide variety of administrative and computer skills to assist engineering projects. Performs as primary engineering support focal point for inquiries regarding project schedules, milestone performance and financial metrics. Performs project non-technical duties. Acts as process and tool expert for engineering design teams. Must possess ability to coordinate and lead activities as well as strong organization and analytical skills.

Job Responsibilities: * Edits format of software documentation. Interfaces with technicians, engineers and engineering managers to create/edit documentation. Verifies change requests are in the proper state and implement into documentation. Performs data conversion using various application media for software development or project file maintenance. * Perform as primary focal point, coordinating, tracking and reporting status for inquiries and problem resolution during the pre-release, release, and revision of development/product related documentation. * Provides tools expertise and support to Engineering: MS Office Apps, requirements capture databases, change management, peer review and change tracking tools. Generate reports as required. * Supports the Third-Party Intellectual Property process by coordinating the completion of all necessary documentation. * Supports preparation of presentations. Supports development of engineering web pages. * Collects metrics and prepares presentation materials for analysis. * Assists in tracking action items, and tasks in the change management tools. * Builds productive working relationships internally and occasionally externally. Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation. * Generally works on moderately difficult assignments which are given in terms of objectives to be accomplished and priorities to be followed. Requires judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations. * Normally receives little instruction on routine work, general instruction on new projects or assignments. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy.

Job Skills & Attributes: * Cooperation - Recognizes that individual goals contribute toward accomplishing team outcomes. * Coordinating - Demonstrates the ability to circulate information through the proper channels. * Customer Service Orientation - Generally applies fundamental service techniques and adheres to proper customer procedures when interacting with customers. * Dependability - Demonstrates the ability to follow through with work assignments and support management's policies and procedures. * Detail Orientation - Is able to provide the status of work assignments at any time and can quickly produce any documentation or information that is needed. * Relationships - Displays a compassionate attitude toward the needs of others. * Time Management - Maintains a daily to-do list which helps to prioritize schedule. * Writing - Uses language that is business appropriate in written documents.

Knowledge, Tools and Skills:

Must demonstrate strong skill and ability to communicate with a wide variety of technical and management personnel. Teamwork and organizational skills are essential, as well as strong communication skills with other internal departments will be necessary for the successful candidate. The ideal candidate will possess extensive PC tool knowledge in all Microsoft Office applications, have the ability to coordinate several projects and complex engineering support activities while balancing priorities and schedules. Must have the desire and willingness to commit to continued learning. Experience in MS Word and Excel is desirable.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Customer support / service experience preferred
  • Experience working in an engineering support environment preferred
  • Strong experience in Microsoft Word preferred
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, PREP, DOORS, JIRA, Confluence, ClearQuest, Jama, and Subversion preferred

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.

Job: *Engineering Support

Organization: *Avionics Programs Engineering

Title: Senior Engineering Project Assistant

Location: Iowa-Cedar Rapids

Requisition ID: ENG000000T9