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RTX Corporation Sr Service Engineer, Avionics Service and Support (Onsite) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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Collins Aerospace is looking for an experienced Sr Service Engineer to join their service engineering and support team located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This position requires detailed knowledge of high frequency radio systems, cellular systems, software, integration, testing, and certification activities involving fixed sites, airborne platforms, and watercraft along with excellent project and team communication skills. Work site locations will include office, laboratory, military installations, and austere field sites. Travel up to 50% required. Experience with HF and cellular radio systems and a variety of fielded military communications systems is highly desired. The candidate will also be responsible for coordination of activities with the customer, communicating with Program Management, Design Engineering, and other Service Engineers on a variety of programs supported by the military aviation systems and support product line team. Candidate must possess the necessary people skills to effectively communicate with customers, internal and external to Collins Aerospace under a wide variety of environments. Candidate will be required to attend a variety of meetings/events that are both internal and external facing and document the discussions for the program team. Installation of communications equipment at fixed, geographically remote sites and a variety of military platforms will be required and must be performed in accordance with engineering specifications. Once on-boarding and initial training has been completed, the candidate normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work. Works under general instructions on new assignments. Participates in determining objectives of assignment. Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.

This is an onsite role located in Cedar Rapids, IA. This role is eligible for relocation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-site maintenance capabilities to include component triage & testing, determine faulty condition, repair, replace, and upgrade as needed.

  • Basic understanding of interconnect diagrams, signal flow and radio frequency test equipment.

  • Knowledge of radio frequency communications (frequency spectrum, radio wave propagation, interference, etc.).

  • Interfacing with customers (both internal and external) with a wide range of system understand.

  • Execute program milestones according to established schedule and ensure critical path and key dependencies are effectively managed to achieve successful outcome.

  • Reviewing detailed execution plans and schedules with the project management and Service Engineering team lead to ensure adequacy, completeness, and harmonization with the overall program level plan.

  • Advising the customer on the physical installation of multiple types of communications equipment on multiple different ground, airborne, and ship-board platforms.

  • Requires up to 50 percent travel.

    Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Typically requires a University Degree and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required.

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

  • Must hold a current and valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds independently.

  • Must have experience with troubleshooting and repair at component level of HF and/or cellular communications systems.

  • Experience training customers and system users ad-hoc or in the classroom required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing avionics, integration, post-installation test, and certification activities as required.

  • Prior experience interacting with customers in difficult situations.

Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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.

Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.


This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

Minimum Program Qualifications:

  • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application

  • Have prior experience in functional area of interest

  • Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position

    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.


  • Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.

    Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

    Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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 program

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection

  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits

  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Autism Benefit

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions

  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  •  And more! 

    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.

    RTX 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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