Industrial Engineer Co-op/Intern

Industrial Engineer Co-op/Intern

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.

This position is for a Industrial Engineer Co-op that will work in the TacAir IPT in the Cedar Rapids, IA facility.  This position is for a student seeking an experience in using engineering principles in a manufacturing environment.   If selected, the employee will become familiar with Rockwell Collins products, manufacturing objectives,  along with state of the art manufacturing techniques.  This position is with the TacAir Integrated Product Team in the Cedar Rapids, IA facility.

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 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.


  • Responsible for technical problem definition and solution in manufacturing environment.
  • Responsible to act as liaison with design engineering on incorporating changes to the designs which improve manufacturability.
  • Determine the most efficient sequence of operations and workflow, and establish methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel.
  • Conduct studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control through the application of Lean principles.
  • Prepare cost estimates for proposed projects and evaluate cost factors.
  • Plan and design facilities and layout for manufacturing processes and equipment, taking into account economic factors, process flow, operator efficiency and comfort.
  • Perform assignments requiring use and application of standard engineering economics and product development principles and techniques.
  • Plan, execute (facilitate) and document moderately difficult engineering economics challenges.
  • Maintain awareness of the technological state-of-the-art and of the Company’s competitive position in the assigned area.
  • Solve Industrial Engineering problems of low level of complexity.
  • Analyze and interpret systems requirements and definition data to the extent necessary to proactively apply engineering economics principles.
  • Assignments usually consist of providing engineering economics support (cost estimates, facilitating achievement of cost requirements/targets) on stand-alone product development efforts.
  • Develop tools that enable manufacturing, aid process improvement or address safety concerns.
  • Frequent use of general/technical knowledge and industry/functional practices, techniques and standards.
  • Responsible for technical problem definition and solution in manufacturing environment.
  • Basic understanding and application of Industrial Engineer principles, concepts, practices and standards is expected.
  • Design, develop, and improve station loading/line balancing.
  • Create and maintain factory staffing plan based on sales demand.


  • Recognizes that individual goals contribute toward accomplishing team outcomes.
  • Generally applies fundamental service techniques and adheres to proper customer procedures when interacting with customers.
  • Demonstrates the ability to follow through with work assignments and support management’s policies and procedures.
  • Is able to provide the status of work assignments at any time and can quickly produce any documentation or information that is needed.
  • Uses various software packages to maintain and update documents and records.
  • Develops plans that are aligned with corporate policies and budgets.
  • Displays a compassionate attitude toward the needs of others.
  • Maintains a daily to-do list which helps to prioritize schedule.

U.S. Citizenship is required

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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Posted on

October 14, 2019