Principal Welding Engineer

Website Collins Aerospace

Job Highlights

Title Principal Welding Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Andover, MA, United States
Company Collins Aerospace

Company Profile

Collins Aerospace (a Raytheon Technologies company) is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. It has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Principal Welding Engineer with technical expertise in Welding Engineering to support all phases of design and manufacturing for a multitude of programs.

Education Level

  • BSc in Welding Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience
  • An Advanced Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience.

Work Experience

  • Experience in welding and brazing procedure development or testing, welder or welding operator/brazer and brazing operator training and certifications, welding, brazing fabrication problem solving, and weld/braze inspection.
  • Experience using AWS QC-1, IIW Certification, or equivalent


  • Design for manufacturability reviews, process selection and definition, supplier assessment and recommendation, failure analysis, weld and braze inspection, welding and brazing procedure development, training of welders/brazers and weld/braze inspectors, supplier weld and braze process development, and administration of the weld/braze certification program.
  • Developing, working with, and approving welding and brazing processes for in-house (make) capabilities as well as at Supplier (buy) partners. This position would require monthly travel to international locations.
  • Interpreting engineering drawings, specifications, and other technical material and then translating them into practical procedural instructions.
  • Supporting manufacturing operations by performing technical assessments, implementing process and design refinements, and monitoring and improving the quality of welded and brazed products.


  • AWS QC-1 Certified Welding Inspector
  • Desire and ability to work as a team member are essential.
  • Experience as a technical liaison between engineering, manufacturing, and quality organizations
  • Experience with aluminum, structural steel, stainless steel, titanium, and nickel alloys used in welding and brazing fabrications.
  • Knowledge of the Design of Experiments, Six Sigma, and statistical techniques.
  • Must be adaptable and willing to work in all project phases from concept and design through manufacturing.
  • Non-destructive Testing certifications
  • Testing laboratory skills including sectioning, metallography, fracture analysis, hardness testing, etc.
  • Working knowledge of European (ISO) Welding Specifications
  • Working knowledge of Military and Commercial Welding Specifications

Other Requirements

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government-issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.


  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Bright Horizons, backup child/elder care, and college coach resources
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
  • Employee Scholar Program, a tuition reimbursement program
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contributions, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

Employer’s Statement

Raytheon Technologies is an Equal Opportunity 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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