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Raytheon Technologies Material & Process Engineer 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

As a Materials & Process Engineer, you will work as a member of the Component & Material Evaluation Laboratory functioning as a local expert in the fields of organic materials and chemistry. This position is very hands on and will include sample preparation and testing of organic materials in support of qualification, failure analysis, production support, process improvements, special projects and engineering development. Selected candidate will be able to react quickly to changing requirements and developments. This position requires collaborative problem solving with technicians and engineers, a logical troubleshooting aptitude and the ability to work well independently and as a member of a high performance team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes product failure data and laboratory test results to determine causes of problems and develop solutions.

  • Develops safety procedures for workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to on-going chemical reactions, to ensure adherence to safety and environment and health regulations.

  • Monitors material performance and the evaluation of material deterioration to ensure required specifications are met.

  • Experience operating and interpreting results from FTIR and thermal analysis equipment (TMA, TGA, DSC and DMA)

  • Understanding of various analytical techniques (SEC, GCMS, AFM, XRF, XRD, etc.).

  • Strong analytical techniques, mechanical testing of materials and the ability to work with delicate parts is desired.

  • Documentation, equipment calibration and upkeep.

  • Perform screening and characterization of a variety of materials including residues, thermoplastic and thermosetting materials, adhesives, tapes, etc. Testing may include peel, adhesion and cure kinetics.

  • Effective communication with customers, both written and verbal is also required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 7 years of relevant experience is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating and interpreting results from FTIR and thermal analysis equipment (TMA, TGA, DSC and DMA)

  • Knowledge of various analytical techniques (SEC, GCMS, AFM, XRF, XRD, etc.)

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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

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

  • 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.

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.