Sr Mechanical Engineer I - Propulsion - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The Mechanical Subsystems Directorate is hiring a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Tucson, AZ. This position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department, which is responsible for the full spectrum of propulsion, warhead performance, fuzing, rocket motor ignition power sources, one-shot energetic initiation, and all other weapon systems technology. The position will involve both development and production programs across Missile Systems Product Lines.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Apply or develop highly advanced technical technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to the systems integration of propulsion, thrusters, controllers, software, mechanical and electrical interfaces for integration of propulsion and energetic products into missile systems and space vehicles
  • Review manufacturing processes and problem resolution as well as working directly with subcontractors on the design and manufacturing of propulsion systems, especially solid rocket motors
  • Work in a collaborative environment with program management in long-range program planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research and advancements and be a key spokesperson on program’s technical capabilities and future directions
  • Manage propulsion system development projects and propulsion subcontracts; review and disposition subcontract data and change requests; and oversee supplier operations
  • Develop and deliver technical presentations to management and government agencies. Frequently interface with the Customer to identify user needs
  • Be instrumental in obtaining new company business and act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational missile programs
  • Will travel extensively to government and subcontractor facilities

Note: This position can be a Salary Grade G08 (Sr. Mechanical Engineer I) or a Salary Grade G09 (Sr. Mechanical Engineer II) based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in propulsive technology and its application to solid, liquid, and mono propellant propulsion systems
  • Systems knowledge to assure full development of propulsion requirements and dissemination and flow down to subcomponent levels
  • Demonstrated project engineering skills and experience using Earned Value Management System
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative efforts with other technical disciplines including structural, thermal, aerodynamics and low observables
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Six (6) or more years of directly related experience in propulsive technology and its application to solid, liquid, or mono propellant propulsion systems
  • Specific experience in the development of solid, liquid, or mono propellant propulsion systems from conceptual design through final test /assembly
  • Demonstrated success as a proposal/cost account manager as well as project/team leader
  • Knowledge CREO or ProENGINEER and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • An advanced technical degree

Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor of Science General, Aerospace, Design, Mechanical or Systems Engineering; Applied or Engineering Physics

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.
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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.