Assembly Technician - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Raytheon Self Protect Systems creates some of the most advance radar protection systems in the world. Join the team that builds and tests these state of the art systems. Assembly Technicians perform a variety of tasks in support of designing new systems, hands on building, and testing.

Assembly Technicians work in a laboratory environment using mechanical skills including soldering, hand tools to tighten fasteners, and microscopes to see small components and assemblies. Process Engineers or other experienced personnel will help train new employees in key processes and techniques. The successful candidate will follow written work instructions, work
well with team mates, and support personnel from multiple organizations.

The exact work shift is negotiable but training will occur during the first shift for several months or until after all security clearances and initial training has been completed (up to a year). This is a full-time (minimum 40 hours per week) position. Must be able to work overtime occasionally during the week or on weekends as required to support customer demands.

Due to the classified and export sensitive nature of the processes, materials and technical data, all candidates must be a U.S. person and be able to get a Secret Clearance within the first 6 month of employment.

U.S. Citizenship

Ability to obtain U.S. Security Clearance

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date

Required Skills:

  • 1-2 year’s work experience in mechanical assembly and soldering or similar.
  • Technicians must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • They need to be able to use a microscope and hand-held tools like soldering iron, tweezers, screw drivers, and torque wrenches.
  • They will also need to lift up to 20 lbs. and manipulate items while sitting or standing. Sitting, standing, lifting, walking, and pushing carts is required.
  • Repetitive motions are involved to tighten screws and other tasks associated with assembly work.
  • The ability to use a computer to access work instructions, time keeping, perform data entry and complete on-line training is required.
  • Technicians are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Typical Raytheon supplied PPE include: safety glasses, smock, and gloves.

Desired Skills:
  • Previous or current secret security clearance.
  • Experience working in an engineering environment, reading and building to engineering prints for mechanical assembly and schematic diagrams for wiring assemblies.
  • Understanding of Foreign Object Debris/Damage (FOD) and FOD reduction/prevention methods.
  • Experience handling electro static discharge (ESD) sensitive items.
  • Previous training and or certifications in soldering, FOD, and ESD protection.
  • Experience with Radio Frequency (RF) assemblies. Knowledge and experience with aircraft or military quality requirements.

Required Education: A high school diploma or GED is required for this position.

Desired Education: GED plus continuing education or post high school certifications related to mechanical assembly. 126673

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.