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United Technologies Corporation Associate Engineer, Project Engineering in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Job ID: 01360109

City: Windsor Locks

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


03: Building 03 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 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.

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!Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

This role is for a Valve CIPT. As the Valve CIPT you will be the component team leader. The CIPT is responsible for the execution of the program and understanding all team resources required to meet all component milestones and product development objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

Design Reviews – Responsible for insuring the multi-functional team meets all entrance criteria prior to holding Design Reviews and guarantees the closure of all action items from the reviews. These reviews include:

  • Design Concept Assessment Review

  • Component Preliminary Design Review (C2)

  • Component Final Design Review (C3)

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) – Responsible for guiding the multifunctional team through the evaluation of product’s TRL level and execution of any required TRL plans to attain appropriate TRL per Program requirements.

Component Development Schedule – Responsible for creating, owning and flowing to the team, a detailed MS Project schedule which accurately represents all activities required to ensure all Program and product development milestones are met.

Status to Leadership – Responsible for timely reporting of component team’s progress, challenges and solution strategies to the Program and Business Unit leadership.

Product Requirements – Ensure all requirements necessary to support design activities are included in the Program provided product specification. Manage the product’s compliance assessment against the requirements including the assignment of verification methods and closure of any requirement deviations.

Risk Management – Ensure all component risks are identified and appropriate mitigation plans developed and executed.

Financial Performance – The Valve CIPT is responsible for allocating and managing the component development budget. Financial reporting includes regular reports on the financial status of the component program against the baseline estimate through the use of Performance Index Reports (PIR), generating cost and schedule variance reports and creation of recovery plans.

Design Definition - Support Design in the creation of all design definition documents (drawings and reports) and manage the hand-off of design definition to drafting and procurement.

Standard Work – Responsible for loading evidence for all Project and Development standard work activities. Responsible for ensuring all supporting functional areas load evidence and receive approval of their standard work.

Hardware Procurement – Establish the project’s component hardware requirements and ensure appropriate procurement activities are initiated and maintained in order to guarantee all hardware delivery milestones are met.

Certification Program - Ownership of all component certification activities including:

  • Authoring of the component’s certification documentation including acceptance test procedure (ATP), Qualification Test Procedure (QTP), Qualification by Similarity or Analysis (QSAR) and Qualification Test Report (QTR).

  • Execution of the certification tests including oversight of test setup fabrication, Test Readiness Reviews (TRR), test execution, and post test data reduction and analysis for compliancy to the test plan’s procedure and success criteria.

  • Evaluation and documentation of any component performance anomalies.

  • Management of other test engineers performing certification tests.

Entry Into Service (EIS) – The Valve CIPT provides support of any issues that develop after the component enters into service.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited university

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and less than 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 4 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Strong ownership of and commitment to program and business unit objectives.

  • Understanding of mechanical assemblies.

  • Understanding of EVMS principles.

  • Experience leading multi-disciple team.

  • Earned Value (EV) management experience.

  • Experience evaluating program risks and developing risk mitigation plans.

  • Experience with mechanical assemblies.

  • Strong mastery of MS Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 15%

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.

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