Senior Mechanical Engineer (HYBRID)

Rockford, Illinois, USA

Electric Systems Power Generation Engineering is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to work with a multi-disciplined, technical team in the design, development, production, and field support of aircraft engine mounted generators, auxiliary generators, and aircraft mounted motors. The preferred candidate must have a track record of innovative mechanical design capability, strong analytical problem-solving skills, product support experience, and an understanding of project management.


Must be a commutable distance from Rockford, IL to work a hybrid schedule reporting on-site as needed

Primary Responsibilities:

Concept selection, design, analysis, and test of new products.
Provide effective communication with management, suppliers, customers, and members of the technical design team.
Participate in design discussions and customer presentations.
Engineering documentation and design tool improvement such as hardware specification development, test plans, analytical reports, test reports, reliability assessments, and Excel based tools for incorporation into Collins standard work.
Conduct engineering investigations to establish root cause and verify then implement corrective action.
Respond to supplier or plant site issues, analyze and correct operations and field issues.
Support new business proposals, formal design reviews, and customer presentations
Project planning skills required for estimates and planning (budget and schedule)

Basic Qualifications:

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR
Advanced Degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience OR
In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required
Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

Background with engineering drawings
Experience in design, test, and manufacturing of mechanical components and systems
Background with structural and thermal analysis, and 3D design software
Experience with Excel (i.e., VBA, Solver, etc.)
Experience preparing and executing to a program plan
Experience with rotating hardware technologies with pumps, gears, transmissions, and generators
Experience with ACE and/or Design for Six Sigma, particularly DOE
Experience working in a team environment and communicating effectively with technical authority through all levels of the organization
Experience working/defining product requirements with the customer

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.


Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for 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.

Hybrid: 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.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

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
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
Redbrick – 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

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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Senior Mechanical Engineer (HYBRID)