R&D Prototype Machining Technician

Website Collins Aerospace

Job Highlights

Title R&D Prototype Machining Technician
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Engineering/Manufacturing
Location West Des Moines, LA, 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 an R&D Prototype Machining Technician who will create and utilize computer-numerical control (CNC) programs to produce piece parts that meet engineering requirements.

Programs basic CNC machining operations and performs inspection, and processing of parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.

Education Level

  • Typically, requires a High School Diploma or AA/AS Degree (or other 2-year post High School Training) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • 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
  • Observe machines on trial runs or conduct 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 the accuracy of instructions. Revises programs to eliminate errors, and retests programs to check that problems have been solved
  • Operates manual and CNC machine equipment such as lathe, mills, tool and cutter grinders, saws, etc.
  • Performing the necessary deburring and inspection of parts to assure conformance to engineering requirements.
  • Reviews and interprets blueprints, specifications, and other information to determine the sequence of machine operations, reference points, machine cutting paths, and hole locations, computes linear dimensions, radii, curvatures, etc. Select the proper tools needed to machine workpieces
  • Review job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, and design data to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds, and feed rates

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in the field
  • Ability to perform basic programming on a 3-axis mill or 2-axis lathes
  • Basic to moderate proficiency in machining setup and operation
  • Basic to working knowledge of CNC programming, GibbsCAM (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and inspection tools and techniques including knowledge of gage use and proper gage selection
  • Working knowledge of geometry and trigonometry
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing principles and processes including mechanical machines


  • US Person (US citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee) or eligible to obtain necessary export authorizations required


  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contributions, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • 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, ID theft protection
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Tuition reimbursement

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.

To apply for this job please visit careers.rtx.com.

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