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United Technologies Corporation Project Manager in Chula Vista, California

Job ID: 01366548

City: Chula Vista

State: California

Country: United States

Category: Operations

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HCA21: Aerostructures - Chula Vista 850 Lagoon Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910 USA

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

We are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for planning, documenting and overseeing all aspects of assigned projects related to Planning, Logistics and Inventory processes. You will have advanced knowledge in Materials, Planning and/or Logistics functions within an international manufacturing organization.

You will work closely with multiple sites, programs and leadership to ensure project milestones are documented and the project is proceeding on schedule and within scope. You will need to create detailed plans, manage risks and communicate at all levels of the organization. You will need to work within a matrix organization to manage resources and functional owners and ensure execution of deliverables.

Projects will include the development and deployment of standard work, training, guidelines and related tools and systems for Aerostructures sites and programs. In addition, you will also ensure that such policies, procedures, tools, and systems are implemented in a consistent and standardized approach in support of Materials Management goals, objectives, and key initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for applying Lean/Continuous Improvement tools to Materials, Planning and Logistics functions across all Value Streams, Sites and Supply Chain.

  • Responsible for planning and leading projects and events, demonstrating successful implementations via presentation, and training employees on tools and processes.

  • Providing requirements and recommendations to internal functions and project groups.

  • Regular tasks will include data analysis and reporting and root-cause analysis.

  • Develop and track appropriate metrics to drive results and continuous improvement.

  • Clear understanding of all phases of the project implementation schedule, to include the core deliverables for each functional area.

  • Interactions across the business functions and leadership, requiring excellent communication skills.

Experience & Qualifications

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required

Basic Qualifications

  • Solid work ethic with a focus on collaboration to drive business results

  • Experience in a Lean manufacturing operations environment

  • Knowledge of ACE and Lean principles, tools and processes.

  • Demonstrated experience in change leadership and change management

  • Highly skilled in utilizing problem solving methodologies to identify root cause and define solutions.

  • Must possess good oral and written communication

  • MS Office Suite experience with proficiency in Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Visio

  • Candidate must be a US Person (Citizen or permanent resident)

Preferred Qualifications

  • APICS certification

  • PMP or other formal project management training

  • Change Leadership certification, training and experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in ERP systems, SAP and Warehouse Management System(s) preferred

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

Collins Aerospace’s Aerostructures business is a world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and support of nacelles -- the aerodynamic structures which house aircraft engines. Our nacelle technologies improve fuel efficiency, reduce engine noise and supply critical stopping power when an airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world’s newest and most game-changing commercial, regional and business jet platforms. And we’re not stopping there: we’re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite and elastomeric structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we’re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?

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

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Ability to buy an additional week of vacation

  • Employee scholar program

  • Funding of courses for pursuing approved certifications

  • Annual Merit and performance review

  • Numerous paths for advancement – both within team you join and outside

  • UTFlex program consideration

  • Primary CareTake leave

  • Parental Leave

  • 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

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.

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