Sr. Principal Electrical Engr - Component Engineer (Onsite) (Sign On Bonus)




Richardson, TX


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United States of America


HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

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Collins Aerospace has an immediate need for a Sr Principal Engineer, Electrical Engineering to support programs in our Richardson, TX facility.  This engineer will assume the role of a Product Component Engineer (PCE) which serves as the technical resource to the Design, Manufacturing, Program Management, Supply Chain, Quality, etc. communities for electrical and mechanical components, materials, and related process support.   This role is often the liaison between the Collins Component Engineering Team and local Design Engineering in part, supplier, and process selection.  A PCE is involved in the overall product design through New Product Introduction (NPI) to ensure the overall component health and producibility of the product.  This individual must be able to work in a matrixed environment and influence stakeholders at multiple levels in the corporation.

This role will be on-site in Richardson, Texas.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand preferred technologies, sources of supply, and acceptance criteria for commodities used on assigned programs.
  • Apply techniques for the documentation and release of components, processes, and design guidelines associated with assigned programs.
  • Review Bills of Materials (BOM) to ensure maximum health (technology, life cycle, source of supply, etc)
  • Perform Failure and Root Cause Analysis and corrective action on assigned programs.
  • Provide technical assistance for programs related to:
  • Material verification resolution
  • Specification or drawing exceptions
  • Supplier Chain issues
  • Manufacturing related issues
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend new components or materials and manufacturers for new product requirements and for improving existing manufacturing process yields.
  • Analyze parametric data, preference codes, and obsolescence prediction data for components in assigned programs.
  • General technical support including activities associated with Bidding/Negotiating, Data Collection, and Analysis. Report Generation related to technical issues including but not limited to; Hazardous Material, fungus, shelf life, ESD, flammability, etc.
  • Connect design teams with Producibility and Design to Cost Functions to achieve minimum cost and optimal performance in Collins designs.
  • Take ownership of all regional parts related to local programs.
  • Uses technical knowledge and skills to lead projects.
  • Individual job duties may vary.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience
  • Must be a https://U.S. Citizen
  • Must hold a current SECRET DoD clearance with ability to obtain Top-Secret
  • Must have experience in DMSMS experience
  • Candidate must have experience in Mil-Std-11991A
  • Knowledge of electrical principles and electronic components
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and vendor data sheets
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understand and follow processes and procedures for component management
  • Perform data analysis on bills of material to ensure customer requirements are met
  • Document and report findings to appropriate teams and leadership
  • Manage multiple projects at one time
  • Work as part of cross-functional team

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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


  • Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option.
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance         
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • And more! 

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.

RTX 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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