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United Technologies Corporation Working Lead, 2nd Shift in Carroll, Iowa

Job ID: 01336736

City: Carroll

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Operations

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA01: Engine Comp (TFT) - Carroll 400 N Bella Vista Dr, Carroll, IA, 51401 USA

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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!

Role Overview: The working lead will spend a majority of the time performing manufacturing tasks such a calibration, welding, machining, furnace operators demonstrating a high level of proficiency on multiple programs and/or disciplines of moderate to complex difficulty and is considered a subject matter expert (level III) in primary discipline. Operates as a main point of contact for OJT training and auditing process as well as mentors new and current employees. Collaborates with support staff to achieve On Time Delivery, Inventory, Cost of Poor Quality, efficiency and company goals. The working lead may also support team coordinators by assisting with managing work flow and solving day to day production issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary training coordinator for main discipline in all areas of the plant including support of aftermarket business as required by the business.

  • Perform calibration, welding, machining, and/or furnace operations on moderate to complex parts/programs.

  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems to improve COPQ, OTD and costs.

  • Follow up with overall support staff (engineer, buyer/planner, customer service) and drive resolution of production issues.

  • Monitor daily production and minimize errors in the process, empowered to help troubleshoot issues and provide guidance to operators.

  • Ensure optimum usage of available resources and technology to achieve goals.

  • Collaborate with leadership and gains peers support to achieve daily operations and goals

  • Support and drive continuous improvement deployment using the fundamentals of lean, lean daily management, six sigma, and employee involvement.

  • Collaborate with training manager and conduct employee training on equipment operations, work, safety, procedures, paperwork, Quality Management System, etc. and provide continuous mentorship of new and current employees, Responsibility for performing process audits of employees to ensure employees are retaining skills, training knowledge and providing information to their leader to build overall team bench strength.

  • Support and follow all rules/guidelines/standards set by EHS, Quality, and CI functions as set by your leader and position.

  • Over 40 hours per week as scheduled to meet business needs.

  • All other duties as assigned including working extended shifts/overtime as required by the business.


Required Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+years of manufacturing experience preferred.

  • 6+ years of primary discipline experience preferred.

  • Communicates effectively across disciplines and cells and with all levels in order to resolve issues quickly.

  • Critical thinking- uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Demonstrated skill in executing specific goals and plans to prioritize organize, and accomplish daily goals working at times with little or no supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to train, mentor, and help others to improve their knowledge of skills, respected by their peers by setting the example for hard work and ethics.

  • Moderate proficiency of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • General awareness of production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement tools and processes.

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance, considered a technical expert in at least one discipline.

  • Is capable of working on multiple complex programs in primary discipline and capable of working on several moderate programs in primary or additional disciplines.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees and management.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Certification in core discipline.

  • Certification on multiple programs labeled as moderate too difficult in degree of complexity.

  • Ability to obtain FAR 145 repairman license if required by the business.

Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons. At this time, Collins Aerospace will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with FAA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing per FAA’s regulation 14 CFR part 120, as well as 49 CFR part 40

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.

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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation 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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United Technologies Corporation 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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.