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United Technologies Corporation F135 Chief Reliability Engineer in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Job ID: 01285806

City: Windsor Locks

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


02: Building 02 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

F135 Chief Reliability Engineer ( 01285806)

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.

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!

The Collins Aerospace F135 Program Team has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Reliability Engineer to lead improvement and management of the F135 engine control system for the F135 Engine Fleet. The F135 fleet currently has a fleet of 178 F135 aircraft's in the fields with the total fleet projected to be over 3,500 aircraft's. The F135 aircraft will be operated by all US military forces and 8 partnering counties/foreign military customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working with the customer, leads, engineering disciplines, and program office to quantitively track the F135 control system component reliability and to provide strategic and tactical directions/actions to continuously improve our reliability.

  • Managing engineering investigations using sound fault tree and root cause processes.

  • Working with customers to ensure that the appropriate issues are properly investigated and managed

  • Clearly communicate the top issues and the effectiveness of the action plans to the leadership and customers team.

  • You will have the responsibility as a Cost Account Manager (CAM), managing costs, scheduling performance, reporting monthly to the customers on performance, variances and identifying scheduling/costs risks/opportunities.

  • Wiling to travel up to 10% of the time.

Education / Certifications :

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Master’s degree in engineering is preferred.

Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. citizen. At this time, Collins Aerospace will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Experience / Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree with 7 years of engineering experience or master’s degree in Engineering with 5 years of engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management experience - you must be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects with competing priorities.

  • Leadership experience – you must have the capability of leading multiple IPT teams to achieve results.

  • Strong organization and communication skills.

  • A consistent positive attitude wit a strong teamwork competency that allows candidates to build relationships with peers, leaders, and customers.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

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 Screens for re-hires only performed for previous employees who have been gone from the company for more than 1 year.


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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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