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Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence 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.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?

At our Kilkeel Facility, we manufacture aircraft interior seating for a number of worldwide customers. As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Graduate Design Engineer in our Seating business located in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.

Graduate Design Engineer

The successful candidate will work within a cross functional team to support in the design and manufacture of world class solutions for aircraft seating.

To be able to embrace our culture, we are looking for candidates who:

  • Will embrace & drive change
  • Are passionate, determined & hardworking
  • Are self-driven, and like to pursue growth & learning
  • Build open, honest and lasting relationships
  • Are team players and enjoy collaborating with others to successfully deliver for our customers
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

This role offers the potential to build a career, with technical progression paths through senior & principal engineer roles, or alternatively people management progression through team lead & manager roles.

The successful candidate can expect to

  • Collaborate with the Integrated Product Team on the design of new components & assemblies ensuring that the developed solution is optimised for cost, weight, quality & satisfies current manufacture capabilities and practices.
  • Design and create 2D & 3D Parametric Models along with associated drawings & BoMs to meet the design specifications of the product.
  • Solve engineering challenges to closure through the implementation of Engineering Change Notices into production.
  • Set up new components and materials in Teamcenter and support the introduction of new products into the production environment.
  • Support the Production Team with the resolution of engineering related issues.
  • Liaison with other design teams around the world
  • Establish and maintain design best practices
  • Promote and support a safe working environment in line with Company objectives.
  • Contribute to the culture of continuous improvement within the department.
  • Identify and implement Lean initiatives.
  • Any other duties as required to support business needs.

What you need to succeed?

Essential Criteria:

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Engineering discipline.

Desirable criteria:

  • A minimum of 1 years’ relevant engineering experience gained in a design or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of Design tools & processes.
  • Experience in New Product Development / New Product Introduction.
  • Experience in Engineering Change Management.


People are core to what we do. As such, we are committed to providing an industry leading benefits package. We offer a highly competitive salary, annual bonus, and many other benefits to include:

  • 25 days Annual Leave & 9 Public Holidays
  • Attractive Compensation Package
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Hybrid Work Options (*Role dependent)
  • Structured Development Programs
  • Professional Development + Growth
  • Support with professional fees
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Healthcare benefits (including healthcare cash plan)
  • Staff Discounts
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Free onsite parking
  • Death in Service
  • Generous Employer Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Opportunities for progression and development

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.