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United Technologies Corporation Specialist, Industrial Engineering in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01337986

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Operations

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


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

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

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.

Role Overview

Looking for a highly motivated individual to fulfill an individual contributor opening as a Specialist, Industrial Engineer in our Mission Systems Supply Quality - Strategy and Integration organization. The team’s focus will be on integration, project management, process improvement, and contractor management. Candidates should possess experience in Root Cause and Corrective Action, Continuous Improvement, Data Analysis, Inspection Methods, as well as Project Management including team facilitation. Candidates must have excellent communication, organizational and time management skills, and an overall strong quality focus. They must be able to work within cross-functional teams to meet and improve upon established quality and delivery goals.

Other focus areas of this individual is to develop relationships with sites within MS, Central organizations, Program Management and Engineering teams. The goal is to create a trusting relationship with emphasis on removing waste and variability from processes to assist MS sites and suppliers in reducing their costs, and improving the suppliers' quality and delivery. Person should also have the knowledge in lean and lean techniques with an ability to work with suppliers and MS sites on lean improvement activity with the supply base for both operational and quality improvement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide evaluations of internal site level supplier quality processes and recommend/implement improvement initiatives

  • Lead analysis of organizational performance and strategic efforts for continuous improvement

  • Lead performance management by analyzing Supplier performance data, identifying opportunities for improvement and driving actions on supplier development

  • Proactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claims

  • Leading cross-functional teams in pursuit of performance improvements aligned to department and organizational goals

  • Preventing/Minimizing business impact from supplied material defects; supplier quality risk mitigation

  • Lead on-site events with internal SQE representatives from MS locations

  • Develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation

  • Provide project management guidance and support to projects and processes

  • Exercise independent judgment methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data to make strategic business decisions/recommendations

  • Other duties as required

  • Up to 30-40% Travel on average

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required. US Citizenship required.

Candidates should possess experience in Supplier Management, Quality Management Systems (QMS), SAP, ACE and/or Six Sigma tools, Continuous Improvement Experience, Data Analysis, and possess strong Excel skills.

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.

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

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

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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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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