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Raytheon Technologies Senior EMC/EMI Electrical Engineer (onsite) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


The Mission Systems Environmental Effects Engineering (EEE) team at Collins Aerospace is looking for a Senior EMC/EMI Electrical Engineer to join our staff. This team performs Electromagnetic Compatibility/Interference (EMC/EMI) and Power Input qualification testing of Company products and programs to various military and commercial industry standards; particularly MIL-STD-461 and DO-160. This position will be responsible for supporting the dynamic day to day pre-qualification and qualification testing for products and sub-systems of moderate to high complexity.

The EEE lab is a world-class, full-service, 18,000 sqft (and growing) Environmental Qualification Test Lab located in Cedar Rapids, IA capable of creating nearly any environment required in the avionics industry. The EEE lab supports all testing for Collins Aerospace and Raytheon Technologies as needed. EEE services not only include a full suite of Climatics, Dynamic, EMI, EMC, Lightning and TEMPEST test capabilities, their industry experts also offer design support, analysis, test failure troubleshooting, root cause analyses and much more.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve assigned projects as focal point for all EMI test activities including:

  • Contribute to engineering program pursuits/bid estimates

  • Requirements capture activities (Review, parse & translate EMI/power input requirements)

  • Documentation support for assigned projects

  • Preparation/review of test plans, procedures & reports

  • Generate repeatable test procedures & physical test setups with test equipment and appropriate data recording using military and commercial industry standards

  • Coordination/scheduling of in-house test activities & assisting outsourcing of testing

  • Validation of all lab test setups & methods to ensure compliance with test procedures & applicable standards

  • Interface with project engineers to support program qualification activities

  • Generate Qualification by Similarity (QBS) analyses

  • Assist project engineers with gathering, setting up & collecting data for ad-hoc evaluations

  • Provide general lab support

  • Deploy, implement & troubleshoot test and support equipment/software.

  • Generate/verify requirement documentation for lab developed software

  • Conduct root-cause-analysis & technical investigations for software/hardware designs

  • Train/assist test technicians to navigate & use lab developed tools; test procedures, test methods and data recording instructions; and troubleshoot EMI/power input test setups

  • Identify improvement areas; research/submit equipment requests for future test equipment needs

  • Collaborate with Calibration services

  • On-site calibration services ensure test equipment is calibrated in a timely fashion with tabular data

  • Communicate with external calibration houses regarding required calibration methodology & submit repair requests

  • Collaborate with Procurement/Acquisition services

  • Identify upcoming projects with testing requirements that exceed current test equipment capabilities; work with procurement to rent test equipment, & deploy rental test equipment in contracted rental time

  • Identify/submit purchase requests for consumable lab items (RF connectors, RF cables, power connectors, current carrying cables, etc)

  • Maintain/share a capital plan with engineers & identify compromises with shared resources

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain a US DoD Security Clearance

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline & 2 years’ experience OR

  • In absence of Bachelor’s degree, 6 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be capable of hands-on troubleshooting using engineering lab equipment

  • Possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write technical material and present to customers and mid-level managers

  • Be self-directed, able to meet cost, schedule, & performance objectives with minimal oversight

  • Experience with military aerospace testing standards is desired (DO-160; MIL-STD-461 & -704)

  • Circuit board design experience including experience with schematic capture tools and supervision and guidance to PCB layout board designers

  • Working knowledge of EM/circuit simulation tools

  • Experience in some/all aspects of RF hardware development life cycle (requirements capture, verification, design & development, sub-level/system level integration & testing

  • Be willing to pursue/obtain International Association for Radio, Telecommunications and Electromagnetics (iNARTE) certification

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


  • Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection

  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits

  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Autism Benefit

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions

  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  •  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

Raytheon Technologies 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.

Raytheon Technologies 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.