Aerospace Engineering Intern Co-op - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Las Cruces
New Mexico
United States

Aerospace Engineers (Physics or Electrical/Mechanical Engineering majors with relevant Aerospace coursework may also apply) graduating in Dec 2021 / May 2022 are invited to apply for this exciting internship opportunity. Raytheon is seeking candidates for Satellite Operations and Maintenance (O&M) positions. The selected candidate(s) will join a skilled O&M team working in a 24/7 operations environment. The O&M team is responsible for all aspects of Operations Planning, Command and Control, and Vehicle Engineering, including monitoring day-to-day activities as well as identifying and solving challenging problems as they occur. The selected candidate(s) will be assigned to a team, and will train alongside full-time Engineers executing the satellite O&M mission for our customers. The candidate will complete an O&M certification (Operations, Planning, Vehicle Engineering, etc.), and/or be assigned a formal project in support of our team. Projects could include software scripting, development of O&M training materials, creating orbital mechanics visualizations, comprehensive software testing, etc.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities may include:
•Build and/or execute a daily operations plan using complex software and hardware systems
•Learn and assist in execution of real-time command and control activities, and monitor satellite and ground system telemetry
•Plan and execute system calibrations and analyze results
•Support operations and test activities
•Document discrepancies as they occur & implement workarounds and contingency plans to minimize impacts of system anomalies
•Other duties as assigned

Security Clearance and other Requirements:
•Qualified applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet the requirements to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI government security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
•The selected candidate(s) onboarding is contingent upon obtaining a TS/SCI Security Clearance with CI Poly prior to starting employment (sponsored through Raytheon)

Work Schedule
•This internship is planned to be for the summer of 2021. However, part-time work in parallel with Fall/Spring coursework may be coordinated dependent security clearance requirement completion timing and on candidate availability
•This position is in support of an integral 24/7 Operations environment. As such the work schedule may include working a combination of day staff and shift schedules, coordinated and assigned based on candidate availability and the dynamic needs of the team

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
•Must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
•Must be able to apply critical thinking toward problem solving in time-critical situations
•Must effectively work in a team environment

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
•Experience providing/receiving training to/from a wide range of learning/teaching styles
•Working in a virtual team environment
•Proficient use of both Windows and UNIX platforms
•Experience with Perl, VBA, and/or other scripting languages
•Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

Required Education:
•Current student working to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or other applicable STEM degree
•A GPA of 3.0+ is highly desired
•Please include your GPA and transcript with your resume

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.