Principal Mfg Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Raytheon Supplier Engineers are involved in all aspects of planning and executing the production of our wide range of weapon systems, from tactical missiles to strategic defense products. Supplier Engineers provide technical knowledge & process capability expertise to improve supplier performance. Supplier Engineers are involved in all phases of product life cycles, beginning with proposal development, new product development, advanced manufacturing initiatives and continuing through production implementation. Supplier Engineers ensure technical data packages are complete and accurate and that the supplier technical performance meets the objectives of quality, cost and schedule. Supplier Engineers drive Raytheon design requirements to improve manufacturing and quality capabilities of suppliers. Supplier Engineers initiate continuous and measureable design and process improvement of supplier hardware for affordability.
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Communicate and translate the technical data package to suppliers
  2. Define, communicate and verify configuration requirements
  3. Conduct supplier engagements related to capability, capacity, opportunity and risk
  4. Ensure product and process capability across the supplier’s value stream, including sub-tiers
  5. Identify and mitigate vulnerabilities within the supplier’s manufacturing and quality systems
  6. Perform technical evaluations in support of cost and price analysis
  7. Manage supplier requests for product and process changes
  8. Manage product non-conformances; Drive root cause and corrective action
  9. Provide manufacturing guidance to suppliers
  10. Proactively identify supplier risk and develop the mitigation plan
  11. Prioritize and execute improvement opportunities
  12. Collaborate with “EOSQP” (Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality and the Programs) to drive supplier performance to goals
  13. Actively participate in program / engineering reviews and change boards
  14. Communicate the technical health of our suppliers to stakeholders

Required Education:
> Bachelors of Science is required in one of the following Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other related Engineering field

Required Experience & Skills:
  • 8+ years’ experience to include experience in mechanical engineering, system engineering, manufacturing & quality systems, technical supplier management, electrical engineering, and/or Program/Production Management is required
  • Ability to acquire DoD Secret security clearance
  • Program/Production Management
  • Engineering interpretation of technical documentation
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in a team based setting
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment where work was planned, organized and prioritized
  • The ability to understand technical requirements of procured parts, including Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office® suite or similar software programs
  • U.S. Citizenship

Desired Experience, Skills & Education:
  • Master’s Degree in the following Majors: Business Administration, Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing/Process/Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science - ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard
  • Existing Active Secret clearance
  • Experience with manufacturing, testing, design, and development of the type of products described previously
  • Experience supporting business and functional deliverables
  • Experience performing supplier assessments
  • Excellent phone etiquette, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity of Export/Import regulations
  • The ability to proactively anticipate and identify needs and expectations of department and integrate into work process
  • Familiarity with corporate goals and aspirations
  • Experience in requirements and interface development
  • Experience in Statement of Work (SOW) generation
  • 5+ years of experience interfacing and communicating with all levels within an organization as well as with a large external customer base

Security Clearance Requirements: This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or maintenance of a Secret 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. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors can be obtained by accessing the DISCO website at


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.