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United Technologies Corporation Senior Printed Circuit Designer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01325141

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

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Collins Aerospace is a pioneer in the design, production and support of innovative solutions for our customers in aerospace and defense. Our expertise in flightdeck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is strengthened by our global service and support network spanning 27 countries. Working together, our global team of nearly 20,000 employees shares a vision to create the most trusted source of communication and aviation electronics solutions.

Collins Aerospace is currently seeking a Senior Printed Circuit Designer. The ideal candidate will have a broad technical background designing high reliability Printed Circuit Boards per engineering requirements. Experience with highly complex highspeed digital designs and power supplies are required; analog circuits, RF circuits and flex circuits preferred. The candidate must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to problem solve independently.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare complex PC Design layouts, revisions or CAD library symbols per verbal instructions, electrical inputs, existing hardware or engineering lab models, received from both mechanical and electrical engineering and/or other technical support personnel to create highly complex circuit card assemblies incorporating Collins Aerospace best practice for fabrication, assembly and testability.

  • Interface and troubleshoot printed circuit designs, revisions and CAD library symbols with Manufacturing, Engineering and PWB fabrication vendors. Applicants must be able to mentor and coach junior level designers.

  • Proficient in Mentor EE7 schematic capture tool and Zuken CR5000 design capture tool, extensive use and knowledge of Auto Router tools and PCB design simulation (e.g. EMI signal integrity, thermal, signal analysis and design assembly and fabrication rules).

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience with Mentor PCB design tools desired

  • Strong un​derstanding of Electronic Hardware design

  • Functional knowledge of IPC standards for Design and Acceptance Criteria of Printed Circuit and/or Circuit Card Assembly levels, knowledge of Collins Aerospace Workmanship Standards a plus.

  • Demonstrated technical problem solving aptitude

  • Exceptional communication skills – written and verbal

  • Strong Customer Service orientation, to work with Design Engineering Customers

  • Exceptional problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize work

  • General ability to apply proper customer focused presence when interacting with internal customers

  • Demonstrated ability to follow through with work assignments and support management's policies and procedures

  • Ability to support overtime as requested/required.

  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to continually learn new technologies and processes.

  • Must have a passion for accuracy and customer service


  • Associate's degree in Engineering/Technology, and nine years of related experience, or, in the absence of an associate's degree, twelve years of related experience.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card) required

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.

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

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.