Senior Mechanical Engineer, Test & Validation (Onsite)

RTX Corporation
Rockford, IL
United States
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United States of America


A01: Rockford - Aerospace 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL, 61125 USA

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Collins Aerospace - Electric Power Systems, Generators, and Emergency Power Test Equipment, is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer. The candidate will be responsible for developing mechanical and hydraulic test equipment for the development and production of aircraft power generation components. The Test Equipment group supports both test facilities and programs through the entire life cycle of development to production. This is a job that always has a new challenge as we continue to invent the future of aircraft electric power systems.

The candidate must be an analytical thinker and be adept at the design, build, and checkout of test setups. The candidate must have experience working with gearboxes, machined components, hydraulic systems, and structural assemblies. This position will function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and will support our generator test labs and wind tunnels through the development of new Test Equipment and the support of Production Test Equipment. The ideal candidate will be a creative member of the team who will assist in developing the vision for upgrading our test equipment to the latest technology.

Must be a commutable distance to Rockford, IL to work onsite.

This role is eligible for relocation.

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Review test specifications and determine requirements for test equipment setup.

+ Design hardware required for test stand interface with test units.

+ Determine requirements and design of hydraulic circuits.

+ Incorporate instrumentation into test setups including flows, pressures, load, torque, airspeed, vibration, and temperature.

+ Oversee build, checkout, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of mechanical systems with test operators.

+ Create drawings, presentations, and papers to document designs.

+ Create project estimates and work within a budget for time and cost.

Qualifications /Experience Needed:

+ 3-5+ years of mechanical design and integration experience.

+ Ability to work with machinists and mechanics to create and modify test equipment.

+ Prepare and present analysis, reports, test results, and other contract deliverables related to analyses performed.

+ Ability to work on large and small projects.

+ U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract.

+ Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Hands-on experience is a plus.

+ Ability to understand or cross over into the electrical and LabVIEW disciplines is a plus.

+ Written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to travel on occasion – 5%

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.

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 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.


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 the time of application

+ Have prior experience in functional area of interest

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

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.


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.

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