Sr Operations Engineer II - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The Industrial Engineer (IE) drives business and process improvements across multiple manufacturing and transactional value streams by designing, developing, and implementing solutions for integrated systems of people, materials, and equipment. The individual draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in mathematical, physical, and social sciences, together with the principles of engineering analysis design to specify predictive methods for evaluating results of a complex system.

The IE leads continuous improvement initiatives which incorporate best practices in areas such as six sigma, lean manufacturing, and theory of constraints to eliminate process variation and waste to enable increases in capacity, reduction in lead-time, improved process flow, and gains in efficiencies to reduce cost.

Typical duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Reviews existing operations, documents product and information flow, and uses tools including value stream maps and process flow diagrams to identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Develops recommendations for process improvements (including automation and Industry 4.0 solutions), and leads implementation of the solutions.
  • Leads factory layout initiatives for optimal process development for material inventory levels, Kanban replenishment, material flow, and material presentation.
  • Facilitates Lean kaizen events and mentors cross-functional teams on use of Lean principles & tools.
  • Manages manufacturing simulation models and collects critical data to support capacity planning models for various volume fluctuation scenarios.
  • Investigates work measurement variances to identify root cause and develop corrective actions.
  • Manages projects and provides cost/benefit analysis with trade-off studies for methods and productivity improvements.
  • Applies statistical methodology and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing process, staff requirements, and production standards.
  • Ensures Human Factors Engineering disciplines are utilized in production setup, configuration and new product designs.
  • Drives improved manufacturability and testability of products by analyzing historical performance, facility simulation modeling, and makes recommendations to Product Design teams for improvements.
  • Supports new proposals with data collection based on existing standards and historical data to ensure model accuracy.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of Six (6) years of full-time relevant, progressive work experience
  • Experience with data analysis, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints methodologies/tools
  • Experience with Lean principles and implementation of Lean strategies.
  • Experience assembling, leading, and motivating effective teams
  • Experience with Project and change management skills
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations (verbal and/or written) to key stakeholders
  • Experience managing the implementation of Business-level projects in a multiple factories
  • Raytheon Six Sigma™ Specialist Qualification or Six Sigma Green Belt Certification equivalent
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong business acumen, ability to make sound business decisions and present cost benefits
  • Experience deploying automation and robotics systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Focus on system optimization and transformation through continuous improvement cycles
  • Proficient in Process Simulations and capacity analysis
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Automation/Industry 4.0: Smart Manufacturing
  • Lean Facilitator experience with Value Stream Mapping and leading Kaizen events
  • Experience with 3D modeling software
  • Self-motivated change agent, has a bias for action and a sense of urgency, demonstrates accountability by holding self and others accountable to the team charter.
  • Experience with digital manufacturing tools and techniques (Delmia, Process Simulate, NX or equivalent)
  • Knowledge in Visiprise Manufacturing (VM), Process Re-invention Integrating Systems for Manufacturing (PRISM) systems
  • Experience with transition to build and production readiness processes
  • Six Sigma certification: ie- Raytheon Six Sigma Cert, Black Belt, Green Belt, Shingo Certification, or equivalent
  • Earned Value Certification

Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Systems Engineering or equivalent

Desired Education:
Master’s Degree in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems


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.