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Raytheon Technologies Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Co-op (Summer 2021) in West Des Moines, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA02: Engine Comp (TFT) - WDM 4th St 811 Fourth Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 USA

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 in West Des Moines is looking for a motivated engineering co-op to help with upcoming advanced manufacturing automation and technology projects. The selected individual will work with a team of engineers to move current projects forward, as well as aid in researching, evaluating, comparing, and testing new opportunities for improving the shop floor quality and productivity—including some Smart Factory systems. The co-op may also be tasked with helping design and implement more-modern tools on legacy testing equipment.

In this position, the engineer may potentially work with vision systems, 3-D printers, robots, sensors, controllers, data acquisition equipment, and other technologies depending on the need. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team of engineers to support:

  • Planning and implementation of current automation capital projects

  • Researching, evaluating, comparing, and testing new technologies to improve shop floor quality and productivity

  • Implementation of Smart Factory initiatives

  • Projects related to adding digital data acquisition and automation to legacy test equipment

  • Evaluation and implementation of databases, SPC, and other data-management and processing systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, systems or manufacturing engineering from an accredited university

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Have completed 30 hours of college coursework

  • Any of the certifications below would be highly desired, but not strictly required: Robotic certifications (ABB, Fanuc, etc.), LabVIEW certification, PLC Certifications

  • Solid foundation of engineering principles

  • Microsoft Office proficiency

  • Confidence in giving presentations

  • Experience using SolidWorks

  • Coding experience (LabVIEW, MatLab, Ladder Logic)

  • Experience with data acquisition equipment and controllers (cDAQ, PLC)

  • Proficiency with handling and analyzing test data

  • Experience with databases, preferably SQL

  • Experience with designing tests and verifying measurement systems and gage R&R

  • Previous work with vision systems a plus

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

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.


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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.