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RTX Corporation Senior Nuclear Effects Engineer (Onsite) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Date Posted:

2024-01-15

Country:

United States of America

Location:

HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Position Role Type:

Onsite

The Mission Systems Environmental Effects Engineering team at Collins Aerospace is looking for a Senior Nuclear Effects Engineer to join our staff. This position will be responsible to support the multidisciplinary environment across different strategic business units within the company with their nuclear radiation hardness requirements capture, design and test. This position is part of a larger team that performs a variety of TEMPEST, Nuclear, Electromagnetic Compatibility/Interference (EMC/EMI) and Power Input qualification testing of Company products and programs to various military and commercial industry standards.

The Environmental Effects Engineering (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. While EEE reports up through Mission Systems, they support 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve assigned projects as a focal point for nuclear effect related activities including:

  • Contribute to program pursuits and bid estimates

  • Requirements capture activities (review, parse, and translate nuclear requirements)

  • Documentation support for each assigned project including:

  • Preparation and review of nuclear test plans

  • Contribute to the development of the Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews

  • Conduct testing in the environments of Total Ionizing Dose, Neutron Displacement Damage, Ionizing Dose Rate, and Neutron Single Event Effects

  • Conduct statistical analysis of data received

  • Develop and review test reports

  • Provide support to program during Design phase, including advising on risk mitigation strategies

  • Oversee implementation of hardness assurance throughout the life cycle of the product

  • Conduct nuclear hardening analysis of components to identify risk and testing needs

  • Conduct/lead testing activities working independently on multiple projects and multiple tasks

  • Nuclear Environments include:

  • Transient Radiation Effects on Electronics (TREE)

  • Total Ionizing Dose

  • Dose Rate

  • Neutron Displacement Damage

  • Single Event Effects (SEE)

  • Atmospheric Neutron

  • Heavy Ion

  • Proton

  • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a University Degree and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience or

  • An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience or

  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

  • Must be willing to travel 10% of the time

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Physics

  • Experience with Nuclear Radiation Effects is a Must

  • Understanding of Electrical Circuits

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be capable of hands-on troubleshooting using engineering lab equipment (oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc.

  • Ability to read/understand electronic schematics

  • Experience with HCI and HCP marking and controls

  • Experience with component level nuclear analysis

  • Experienced testing per MIL-STD-883 at a component to box level in nuclear radiation environments

  • Ability to statistically reduce test data

  • Experience with MIL-STD-2169 analysis and testing

  • Knowledge of CBRN contaminants, decontamination, and hardening

  • 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, and performance objectives with minimal oversight

Collins Aerospace, an RTX company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. 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.

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.

WE ARE REDEFINING AEROSPACE.

*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! 

    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.

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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