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Raytheon Technologies Mechanical Engineering Intern (Summer 2021) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE

, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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.

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.

Seeking a highly motivated candidate to be a Mechanical Engineering Intern within the Collins Aerospace Mission Systems Communication Products Mechanical Design group. This group is responsible for the mechanical design and electronics packaging of radio and data link products within the Mission Systems Communication Systems directorate.

This position is for a Mechanical Engineering Internship student with interests in applying their skills in the Mission Systems Communication Products Mechanical Design group. This position is for the summer 2021 session located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This position provides the opportunity for the student to broaden their background with a practical approach to engineering. The primary goal for the student is to merge their theoretical knowledge gained in school with practical engineering applications in electronics packaging design and development of communication and data link products for ground, shipboard and airborne applications.

The types of responsibilities include collaborating with Mechanical Engineers in the design and development of electronics packaging products and technologies. This position offers the opportunity to expand the student's knowledge and skills in a wide variety of mechanical engineering principles and techniques, including: supporting printed circuit card layouts, preliminary / detailed design in consideration of structural design, thermal, vibration, other environmental factors, prototype build & evaluation, qualification testing, factory transition, and manufacturing support.

Experience / knowledge in the following technical areas are desired:

  • Electronics design and manufacturing assembly

  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • Working knowledge of mechanical 3D CAD and analysis tools, such as ANSYS

  • Proficiency in MS Office (or similar) products

Candidates must be motivated to learn new technologies and apply design techniques to critical military communication products, be a strong team player, and contribute to a positive work environment. A successful candidate will also have the ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner and produce effective, clear and concise technical documentation.

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

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

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.

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.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.