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United Technologies Corporation Staff Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Chula Vista, California

Job ID: 01266888

City: Chula Vista

State: California

Country: United States

Category: Operations

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HCA21: Aerostructures - Chula Vista 850 Lagoon Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910 USA

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.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Collins Aerospace is looking to hire a Staff Advanced Manufacturing Engineer .

Primary Responsibilities

  • Duties include managing programs and being responsible for implementing cost effective ways to manufacture composite components.

  • The individual will be responsible for evaluating the current composite catalog of components manufactured by Collins Aerospace and determine low cost automated solutions where identified as financially beneficial.

  • The individual will work with different automated solution providers to best determine the right equipment and tooling path forward for Collins Aerospace.

  • Once an automated solutions provider has been identified, work with them as well as the manufacturing sites to implement the equipment into new or existing product lines.

  • The individual will also work closely with other internal Collins Aerospace organizations, key suppliers/customers, and senior leadership to ensure internal and external commitments and milestones are met.

Experience & Qualification:

Basic Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.Collins Aerospace

  • Demonstrated product and organization knowledge

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to identify and complete standard tasks without direction.

  • Experience in the development of project plans using Microsoft Project; including schedule, budget and resource planning. Evaluation of technical options against schedule and budgetary constraints.

  • Experience in developing Robotic/automated solutions and programming.

  • Proven track record of financial management (P&L).

  • Critical Competencies: Project Focus, Drive for Results, Technical Skills, Interpersonal Leadership Skills, Commitment to Continuous Improvement, Effective Teamwork.

  • Travel will be required to meet with automated solution providers, attend technical conferences / trade shows to evaluate material processing advancements, and customer facilities for meetings and manufacturing reviews.

  • The position is to be based out of Chula Vista, CA with periodic travel to the Riverside, Mexico, and Tianjin facility (20%).

  • Clear executive presence with ability to clearly and effectively communicate and present to Management and Executive Leadership.

  • Demonstrated history of utilizing and implementing Six Sigma and lean processes/activities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Composite Automation (Manufacturing, Machining, Assembly, etc.).

  • Experience with coordinating and executing equipment, tooling, and part qualifications.

  • Experience with material system development to improve automated capabilities.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) and program/project management tools.

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited institution and 10+ years Aerospace / Manufacturing experience or

  • Master of Science Degree from an accredited institution and 5+ years Aerospace Manufacturing experience.

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 required (re-hires who have been gone for <1 year)

  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)


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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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