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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01371597 Date posted 11/22/2019 City Windsor Locks State Connecticut Country United States

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

This position is for an established structural engineering professional. She / he will conduct a range of activities associated with analysis to develop design options or recommendations for products and processes. In addition, the structural engineer will design new products and processes, perform structural engineering analysis, and provide technical support.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducts analyses and follows procedures to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems and components.
  • Conducts analyses to develop options or recommendations for organization products.
  • Reviews layouts and drawings to ensure clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning.
  • Designs new products and processes and improves and maintains existing products ensuring scientific principles applied result in a high quality product.
  • Applying scientific principles, performs structural engineering analysis including dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis to ensure products meet structural engineering specifications.
  • Provides technical expertise to designers, suppliers, engineers and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process to help resolve issues or problems and ensure a smooth process.
  • Analyzes, researches and develops structural engineering specifications for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment and maintenance designs.
  • Analyzes damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling.
  • Designs, develops and tests metallic or non-metallic structures or materials and their related fabrication processes for use in engineering designs.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and 3 years of relevant experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 7 years of relevant experience is required

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and 3 years of relevant experience, OR
  • In absence of a degree, 7 years of relevant experience is required
  • Knowledge of finite element methods or use of finite element modeling tools such as Abaqus, Ansys, Nastran or equivalent
  • Must be a US Person

Preferred Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in mechanical, structural, aerospace, materials engineering or equivalent from an accredited institution is preferred
  • An advanced degree from an accredited institution is preferred
  • Experience in design and analysis of conventional and additively manufactured heat exchangers
  • Experience in thermal transient structural analysis is preferred but not required
  • Experience in Matlab, Unix, Python, FORTRAN or other programming languages is preferred but not required
  • Possess experience in 2D and 3D CAD tools including, Hypermesh, UG NX, CATIA or equivalent
  • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced, team environment
  • Possess a basic understanding of manufacturing techniques such as Additive Manufacturing, welding, sheet metal, machining, bonding and composites
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required to conveys results and ideas effectively
  • Candidates must work well within a team concept and possess a positive attitude toward meeting individual and group commitments

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!

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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