Mechanical Design Engineering Intern (Summer 2021)

Mechanical Design Engineering Intern (Summer 2021)

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems, or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Primary Responsibilities:

This is an internship within the Mechanical Design Team for support of design and analysis activities of Gas Turbine Fuel System Components.  Our team is responsible for the design and analysis of Fuel Nozzles, Valves and Manifolds.  This will allow the opportunity to learn and understand the principle of operation of a Gas Turbine Engine and the Combustion System.  These components are highly engineered to the customer requirements.  We partner with world renowned companies allowing you the opportunity to support some of the leading aerospace manufacturers on exciting engine programs.  You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in customer interactions, program management and execution, 3-D modeling and analysis and component testing.

The intern will be paired with a mentor to support product development activities including SolidWorks modeling and basic ANSYS FEA thermal and structural analyses.  This will allow you to work on new designs, design improvements and fielded hardware.  Thermal and structural analyses will be performed to validate the design meets the customer requirements and reports are written for internal documentation and customer communication.

Specific responsibilities of this role include:

  • Solid Modeling and ANSYS FEA analysis of our products. (~50%)
  • Continue implementation and updates of nozzle and valve databases.  This is a continual process and an important one to allow quick access to our most common products. (~10%)
  • Coordination and documentation of updates to our ANSYS/Design Life materials database with our latest material properties.  (Non-linear analysis properties and strain life properties) (~20%)
  • Support our cost reduction efforts through implementation of recurring and non-recurring cost forecasts for our products. (~10%)
  • Support the archival of previous program documents for quick access by the engineering community (~10%)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

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

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.


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.

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Posted on

February 5, 2021