Sr Mechanical Engineer I - Warheads

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The Mechanical I Engineer position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department of the Mechanical Subsystems Directorate. This organization is responsible for the full spectrum of warhead, fuzing, and propulsion designs/technology, including power systems, ignition, and all other weapon initiation safety systems technology. This individual would develop architectures, top level design concepts, requirements, and performance modeling for new payload systems and other energetic needs. This position is located in Tucson, AZ.

The successful candidate will:

Apply and/or develop advanced warhead technologies using scientific principles, theories and concepts to the weapon warhead system for implementation into missiles
Provide technical oversight to the subcontractor
Review and disposition subcontract data and change requests; prepare and present data to management, government agencies; and project cost account management
Support the Safety Engineering organization by planning and performing insensitive munitions testing and safety analyses as needed
Frequently interface with the Customer to identify user needs
Manage subcontract suppliers to specify and deliver required subsystem components on schedule and on budget

Required Experience and Skills:
A minimum of 4 years of experience in warhead engineering or equivalent
Must have demonstrated knowledge of / experience in:
Engineering design in development projects
Warhead or Energetic Device Design & Analyses
Design and analysis of mechanical subsystems
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, Power Point & Project)
Project Management as applied to team interaction and deliverables
Technical management of subcontracts on Government programs
Warhead subsystem technology readiness level (TRL) maturation
Must be willing to travel to suppliers and government facilities
Must currently have or be able to obtain a DoD issued Secret security clearance

Degree Requirements:
Bachelor of Science General, Aerospace, Design, Mechanical or Systems Engineering; Applied Physics

Desired Experience and Skills:
2 directly related experience in warhead subsystems design, development, and test
Supplier collaboration experience and oversight generating specifications and statements of work (SOW)
Experience in business development and technology road mapping
Demonstrated success as a team leader
Advanced engineering degree (M.S., PhD.)
Systems architecture as warhead subsystem designer
Co-development of threat defeat requirements from system lethality analyses and validating design lethality implementation in flight simulators
Validation and verification of lethality elements in system performance modeling from development and qualification tests of subsystems

Ordnance manufacturing process technologies
Insensitive Munitions mitigation technology (design, materials)

Development of warhead Technical Performance Measures (TPM), Key Product Characteristics (KPC), Key Characteristic Control (KCC)
Proposal and cost preparation, requirements definition, and warhead subsystems analysis, test and verification; operational test support; supplier collaboration

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.