Project Engineer– Air Valves (Hybrid)

Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA

The Associate Project Engineer co-ordinates the concept, design, development, fabrication, procurement, assembly, test, and verification of AMS Air Valve components. The Engineer supports Boeing and Military/International/Regional Value Stream suite of products, managing product improvements, field investigations, root cause, and product/process corrective action.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage a Component Integrated Product Team (CIPT) to design and develop Air Valves through the New Product Introduction process including Concept, Preliminary Design, Detailed Design, and Verification/Validation
Execute Design Verification Testing and Qualification Testing per customer / regulatory approved test plans
Manage Total Manufacturing Cost (TMC) for product and drive cost reduction initiates on component and/or fuel metering product line
Provide staffing plans through the use of the Collins Manpower Planning Tool (TIGER), including detailed plans through all disciplines and an outsourcing plan, also by discipline, which meet project milestones and budget
Drive and implement Relentless Root Cause & Corrective Action (RRCA) of field investigations, through the use of the applicable continuous improvement tools to facilitate design integrity improvements and enhanced Engineering Standard Work (ESW) practices
Co-ordinate the management and closure of all supplier interfacing related activities including fabrication processing issues, Product Safety Review Board deliverables and dispositions to supplier Quality Notices (QNs) and requests for information (SRIs)
Co-ordinate all Collins Engineering Change (CR) activities for all drawings & solid models
Drive project execution of technical requirements to budget and schedule through implementation of the Program Management System Standard (PMSS) and the IPD Team process
Co-ordinate activities with Collins Supply Chain Management and the Mechanical Engine Systems (MES) Operations team to meet Production yield targets

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and 2 years of prior relevant experience OR
In absence of a degree, 6 years of relevant experience is required
Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
2 years of experience in working with Air Valves and/or similar mechanical products.  
Experience applying air valve principals to analyzing hardware and corrective action
Engineering investigation and engineering testing experience
Experience using basic data analysis, processing and plotting in Matlab or equivalent
Demonstrated experience writing test plans and reports
Air pneumatic test rig experience
Experience leveraging communication skills to drive results
Microsoft Office and MS Project experience
Experience working and/or leading team projects

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 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
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.

Employee Referral Eligible

This is a HYBRID position. Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.


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Project Engineer– Air Valves (Hybrid)