R&D Prototype Machining Technician (Onsite)

companyRaytheon Technologies
locationWest Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/19/2024
Full Time
30,000 to 39,999 per year
Date Posted:
United States of America
HIA03: Engine Comp (TFT) - WDM Del Dr 2200 Delavan Dr, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 USA
Position Role Type:

Job Description

Creates and utilizes computer-numerical control (CNC) programs to produce piece parts that meet engineering requirements. Programs basic CNC machining operations and performs inspection, processing of parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Operates manual and CNC machine equipment such as lathe, mills, tool & cutter grinders, saws, etc.
  • Reviews and interprets blueprints, specifications, and other information to determine the sequence of machine operations, reference points, machine cutting paths, hole locations, computes linear dimensions, radii, curvatures, etc. Selects the proper tools needed to machine work pieces
  • Reviews job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, and designs data in order to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds, and feed rates
  • Observes machines on trial runs or conducts computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications; including verifying programming with original part specifications and blueprints to verify accuracy of instructions. Revises programs to eliminate errors, and retests programs to check that problems have been solved
  • Creates and maintains basic programs and modifies existing programs for either CNC mill or CNC lathe in the language of the machine's controller to enhance efficiency
  • Performing the necessary deburring and inspection of parts to assure conformance to engineering requirements.
Basic Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years' experience in the field
  • Working knowledge of geometry and trigonometry
  • Basic to working knowledge of CNC programming, GibbsCAM preferred
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing principles and processes including mechanical machines
  • Working knowledge of blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and inspection tools and techniques including knowledge of gage use and proper gage selection
  • Basic to moderate proficiency in machining set up and operation
  • Ability to perform basic programming on 3 axis mill or 2 axis lathe
Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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!

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
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, 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!
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

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.

Employee Referral Eligible


The salary range for this role is 36,000 USD - 72,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

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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Fields of study

  • CNC

Salary range

  • 30,000 to 39,999 per year

Required skills

  • GibbsCAM