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United Technologies Corporation Business Operations Manager in Chula Vista, California

Job ID: 01323504

City: Chula Vista

State: California

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HCA21: Aerostructures - Chula Vista 850 Lagoon Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Collins Aerospace’s Aerostructures business is a world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and support of nacelles -- the aerodynamic structures which house aircraft engines. Our nacelle technologies improve fuel efficiency, reduce engine noise and supply critical stopping power when an airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world’s newest and most game-changing commercial, regional and business jet platforms. And we’re not stopping there: we’re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite and elastomeric structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we’re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey? Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

The Business Operations Manager will develop and maintain the internal procedures and standards used to assist the Structures Engineering technical teams in achieving their objectives. They are to be responsible to drive improvements in the Structures business processes and compliance to internal metrics through working with the leaders to develop action plans in support of required improvement targets. Provide leadership and guidance to the Structure Project Engineering staff members.

The Business Operations Manager activities and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading & developing the Project Engineers who directly support the programs

  • Providing oversight and direction on project management practices working to standardize schedule and activity integration approaches across the Structures engineering team

  • Coordinating budget inputs to Finance and conducting monthly reconciliation with active programs to determine performance to budget, including LE and EAC activities and overtime compliance

  • Developing processes that lead to improved management of cost and schedule performance

  • Supporting Structures leaders by establishing processes and standard work that improves on time delivery, reduces rework and increases operating efficiencies

  • Consolidating and monitoring Structures-level resource plans in accordance with Component Engineering activities globally

  • Establishing and maintaining a process for estimating resource requirements for new business proposals based on data from current development and legacy programs

  • Establishing and maintaining standardized communication of technical risks and issues across the Structures organization, including management support of the Program Read Across process

  • Managing Structures ACE tasks and activities, including developing and maintaining the Structures ACE wall, managing group level key processes, supporting development of Level 2 Macro Plans, conducting regular turnback analysis and performing MFA activities

  • Tracking the completion of assigned training and authoring of Engineering Standard Work

  • Supporting special projects, as required, to improve the Structures organization affectivity and productivity

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite. Particularly, MS Project, but also including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Familiarity with aerospace industry development. Nacelle experience is a plus

  • Ability to make suggestions and informed decisions quickly with a sense of urgency to obtain results

  • Possess strong organizational, leadership and time management skills with a critical eye for improvements in all areas of responsibility

  • Highly motivated and possesses superior follow-up and follow-through skills

  • Effective communication (both written and verbally) and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel 10%

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Engineering Management or, Program/Project Management and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advanced degree in a technical discipline and 3 years of prior experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.


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.

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.

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.