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United Technologies Corporation Thermoplastics and Design Subject Matter Expert in Chula Vista, California

Job ID: 01366572

City: Chula Vista

State: California

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Internationally recognized technical expert in the field, who represents the organization externally in research and science institutions and organizations.

  • Oversees talent management and development within the function.

  • Serves as liaison with executives and various stakeholders on the organization’s research and development strategies.

  • Advises the business on technology related issues and engages in medium-term planning to set goals and priorities.

  • Plans, designs, and conducts research projects according to established scientific methods, principles, and theories to solve problems in order to improve or generate new products, components, equipment, systems, and processes.

  • Directs intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications to relate to new or changed products and technologies.

  • May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts to ensure collaboration within and across teams to solve problems and achieve project/organizational objectives.

  • Mentors senior level engineers and helps solve the most complex issues to enhance the capabilities of the team.

  • Anticipates the costs, resources, and time required to implement the organization’s annual research and development goals and monitors the performance of research projects to ensure targets are met.

  • Conducts technology, product, and program research.

  • Prepares and completes experimental and developmental research engineering.

  • May relate to new or changed products and technologies.

  • Analyzes projects to develop changes to programs and processes to increase efficiency.

  • Evaluates new approaches to meet project objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 12 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 19 years of relevant experience is required

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a US Person including green card holders

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by 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?

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!

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!!

At this time, Collins Aerospace will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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.

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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