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United Technologies Corporation Project Engineer - REACh SME in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01367338

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


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

Project Engineer - REACh SME

Are you ready to take your career to a new level and become part of an exciting Central Engineering Services team within the Collins Aerospace, Mission Systems, Engineering & Technology organization?

Do you want to be part of a culture that inspires people to think big, perform with excellence, and build incredible products that support our war fighters? Do you have exceptional technical talent with proven leadership to deliver service-oriented capabilities, foster a collaborative/learning culture, and fuel predictable program performance?

Come join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA where we are currently searching for a Project Engineer to support REACh process integration and sustainment activities across and for our Mission Systems business unit.

Job Description and Summary:

As the REACh subject matter expert (SME), you will serve as the technical resource to Engineering, Operations, Program Management, Supply Chain, and Quality communities for electrical and mechanical components, materials and related processes. You will support Supply Chain and application/materials/processes engineering to ensure alignment on component selection and parts standardization. To satisfy new product development requirements, you will help identify, evaluate, and recommend new components while improving existing manufacturing process yields.

We must comply with the requirements of REACh (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) which is a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances of very high concern (SVHC), and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. As you follow through with these green initiatives, you will have the full support of the Mission Systems REACh Program Chief to execute REACh plans and coordinate with the highest-level Collins Aerospace REACh program office.

Your diverse array of job responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the establishment of REACh initiatives, sources of supply, and acceptance criteria for new product development.

  • Mentor Hardware Engineers in the documentation and release of components, processes, technology roadmaps, and design guidelines.

  • Support the Mission Systems REACh Program Chief in areas of REACh execution including planning, assessment, sunset plans, and process/tool improvements to address parts elimination, weight calculations and parts selection.

  • Drive improvements to process, tools, methods, and systems to improve awareness and automation of REACh activities.

  • Support BOM (Bills of Material) analyses to identify SVHCs prior to submitting contract proposals.

  • Present strategic and technical REACh/SVHC information and status to senior management and internal/external customers.

  • Ensure compliance with international trade compliance policies and procedures.

  • Protect Collins Aerospace and safeguard customers and supplier/partner intellectual property.

  • Participate in the Green Solutions Working Group (GSWG) and other industry committees such as the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG).

  • This position may require occasional travel.

Basic Qualifications & Key Attributes/skills:

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline; Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum 4+ years of experience in engineering with Bachelor’s degree. Entry-level Master’s degree will be considered.

  • Materials of Concern, ECHA, REACh, and SVHCs experience preferred

  • Program PMP Experience (Parts, Materials, and Processes) preferred

  • Detail-oriented with problem solving ability is a must

  • Collaboration skills – ability to work with multiple dynamic disciplines to solve problems

  • Strong organizational and critical thinking acumen with good verbal and written communication skill

  • Experience with and interested in managing projects

  • Ability to lead others to develop innovative solutions to problems

  • Results-oriented and motivated to provide solutions with measurable benefit

  • Demonstrated performance as a self-starter and an initiative-taker with the ability to manage multiple priorities within a team environment and meet documented schedule commitments

  • Strong work ethic

  • Orientation towards lifelong learning & willingness to research and learn new information

To promote the sharing of ideas, we at Collins Aerospace champion an inclusive work environment that supports differences and big-picture thinking. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • 401K

  • Paid time off

  • Work/life balance

  • Career development

  • Employee Scholar Program (ESP)

  • Mentorship opportunities

  • Rewards & recognition

  • Comprehensive relocation package available for qualified candidates

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

United Technologies Corporation 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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United Technologies Corporation 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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