Tech Support Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

New Mexico
United States

Raytheon Albuquerque is part of Raytheon Missile Systems’ (RMS’) Naval and Area Mission Defense (NAMD) product line, providing comprehensive expertise in high power electromagnetics (HPEM); pulsed power engineering, diagnostics and effects testing; radio frequency (RF) and particle code simulation; airborne flight test and satellite systems support and tracking; large facility operations, maintenance, and engineering; sensor development and diagnostics; control and data acquisition systems; software and automation; materials fabrication, assembly, processing and coating; quality engineering; and document production, imaging and management. Key growth opportunities include the integration of directed energy weapons with combat platforms. Raytheon Albuquerque is also a leader in development of linear accelerator technology for government and commercial applications.

Job Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for building new pulsed power machines for prototypes and demonstrations. The technician will be required to build sub-assemblies and assemblies from engineering drawings. Such components and systems will include Marx, Tesla transformers, Linear Transformer Drivers, and high voltage power supplies. The technician will assist engineers and scientists in the testing of new machines and perform re-work of components as necessary. The candidate will also be required to learn and support our explosive pulsed power efforts. This will include fabrication of explosive generators and their associated pulse forming networks, handling, accounting, and managing the explosive materials. The technician will be involved with the explosive testing activities both on site and at external test ranges, when appropriate.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical and electrical assembly and testing of components in pulsed power and high power microwave systems.
    • Microwave tubes (advanced materials & processing)
    • Vacuum systems
    • Pressurized gas/hydraulic systems
    • Platform interfaces
    • Compact packaging for military environments
    • Assembly and testing of prototype circuit designs, cable harnesses, and full electrical systems.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, technicians, and support staff.
    • Coordinate with engineers to implement designs in a manner that adheres to environmental and system requirements.
    • Coordinate with other technicians to build and test systems.
    • Support and participate in team meetings, design reviews, engineering review boards and configuration control boards.

Required Skills and Education:

5+ years relevant experience in pulsed power fabrication or similar discipline

High School Diploma

Active Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

Desired Skills/Experience:

Trade school or technician certificate

Experience with high-voltage pulsed power systems and ability to work safely around high voltage (>100KV)

Experience with very high power RF systems

Experience with field testing

Ability to read mechanical drawings and electric schematics

Demonstrated capability to perform a broad, diverse range of technical tasks and/or very specific technical tasks in the engineering disciplines

Ability to provide hands on technical support during research and development phases through demonstration tests

Capable of giving detailed instructions and expressing technical concepts clearly

Ability to work with large and small teams, depending on circumstances

Ability to work with lifting fixtures and forklifts

Ability to work with hand tools such as drills, wrenches, hydraulic jacks, etc.

Ability to use, at least, manual lathes and milling machines and welding equipment


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.