EP&F) Mechanical Fabrication Section Lead, Sr Principal Mfg Engineer

Tucson, AZ 85701
Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) is a technology and innovation leader in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions thanks to employees who live our Values of Trust, Respect, Collaboration, Innovation and Accountability. Diversity is a part of our culture and a key to our success. When world-class talent works together in a place that is respectful and inclusive, we solve some of the world's hardest problems.

The Engineering Prototyping and Fabrication (EP&F) Department is seeking a Mechanical Fabrication Section Lead to join our team in Tucson, AZ. The mission of EP&F (also known as the Bike Shop) is to provide rapid, innovative engineering solutions and prototype and test equipment fabrication to demonstrate new technologies, develop new capabilities, and solve engineering problems throughout the program process. The Mechanical Fabrication Section Lead will lead a group of RMD and contract engineering technicians who produce precision prototype hardware and provide fabrication support for diverse engineering projects.


The Section Lead duties include:
  • Lead a team of approximately 20 section members across three locations
  • Conduct formal and informal performance reviews and career development discussions
  • Lead by example, adhering to and ensuring alignment with our Values and Behaviors
  • Conduct team stand-up meetings and approve section members timecards
  • Manage manpower needs, including interviewing, hiring and on-boarding
  • Assist the lab lead in enforcing lab policy and addressing compliance issues
  • Advise engineers regarding producability of designs and provide general engineering and fabrication guidance and support
  • Identify and implement process and productivity improvements
  • Implement and promote Model Based fabrication and assembly capabilities
  • Provide oversight for machine shop operations and processes
  • Ensure quality documentation is current and accurate
  • Manage the Mechanical Fabrication operations budget


U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.


Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience
  • Five (5) or more years of experience working in a functional leadership or program management role to include managing schedules and resources to meet assigned milestones
  • Five (5) or more years of experience working as a manager engineer or machinist in a machine shop or model shop environment
  • US Citizenship Required

Desired Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Familiarity with GibbsCAM, Mastercam or FeatureCAM software.
  • Working knowledge of Creo computer aided design software
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Willingness and ability to coach section members and hold critical conversations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to convey innovative ideas
  • Familiarity with CNC, waterjet and manual fabrication practices and procedures
  • Ability to produce and interpret mechanical engineering drawings and sketches
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Clearance:
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. https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm
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