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Raytheon Technologies Sr Electrical Reliability Engineer - Avionics in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Collins is seeking an experienced Reliability Engineer to join our Avionics Business Unit Reliability Engineering team. Our work supports the development of innovative aviation electronic solutions for one of the world’s leading Aerospace companies. If you are interested in a dynamic environment allowing for personal and professional growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity. We are in a new era within Aerospace Reliability Engineering, as new technologies require a new approach to addressing long term reliability. This position will afford the opportunity to develop assessment methodologies and pursue research toward fulfilling this need.

Position will be located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Relocation assistance is available once we return to the site.

Primary Responsibilities:

The individual will be a member of our Reliability Engineering Team, which supports Air Transport, Business, Regional and Military aircraft products and programs.

  • Provide Reliability Engineering leadership by mentoring junior engineers, advising product development teams, developing and implementing reliability engineering processes within the Avionics business unit, and participating in company wide reliability initiatives.

  • Performing bid and proposal activities for military and commercial avionics programs.

  • Performing Reliability Assessments, which includes performing reliability predictions to establish MTBF estimates and component failure rates. These analyses utilize the 217Plus methodology and include utilizing field performance of similar equipment when applicable to increase accuracy of the assessment.

  • Performing Derating analysis, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEAs), High Intensity Radiation Fields (HIRF) and Lightning analysis, Testability analysis and Maintainability Assessments.

  • Performing Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) and developing Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) profiles. These testing efforts include HALT/HASS, and the development of test procedures and reports, overseeing and conducting testing, conducting failure review board meetings, and defining corrective actions.

  • Performing Neutron Single Event Upset susceptibility analyses.

  • Developing and/or researching new reliability engineering analysis and test methods for use with sub-90nm technologies, including multi-core processors, SoPC's, various memory technologies and FPGAs.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (T ypically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience OR

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

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

  • Experience and knowledge in reliability engineering, including processes and procedures

  • Self-motivation

  • Effective oral/written communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal and team skills

  • Knowledge on how to prepare and present technical information to peers, to all levels of internal management, and to external customers

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience working and bidding military avionics programs.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies 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.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team 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.


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

  • Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • 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

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.

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.