Laboratory Lead - Materials Engineering

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Andover, MA 01810
Are you a resilient, what if thinker with a curiosity to solve challenging issues?
Do you want to be part of world-class team driven for success and innovation?
Do you enjoy collaborating across multiple teams to achieve impactful goals?
Are you goal-oriented, always striving for continuous improvement?
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture

Job Summary:
The Materials Engineering Department, which functions within the Mechanical Products Team (MPT) is responsible for managing the compliance, strategy, ongoing improvements, capital procurements and expense budgets of multiple Materials Engineering laboratories to fulfill existing requirements and future business needs. Materials Engineering is looking for you to join the growing Lab Strategy & Compliance team to be responsible for Materials Engineering laboratories located in the Northeast.

The ideal candidate for this position will be creative and innovative, possess strong problem-solving, organizational, coordination, planning, and analytical skills, and have a strong desire to facilitate and uphold world-class lab expectations. You will be responsible for day-to-day operational requirements within multiple Materials Engineering labs. Compliance to company directive documentation and best practices, and ongoing improvement will be particular focus areas, including the implementation of key projects levied by MPT Leadership, Engineering Lab Technical Council, or other key stakeholders. This position works closely with all levels of leadership in multiple organizations including Individual Contributor Engineers, Program Managers, Product Line Operation Managers, Subject Matter Experts, Responsible Engineering Authorities, IPT Leads, Chief Technologists and Chief Engineers.

You must be able to collaborate with customers, employees, and senior leaders when implementing process and procedural changes. Candidates should have high situational awareness, strong emotional intelligence, and be able to effectively work multiple projects simultaneously with diverse groups and customers.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Facilitate the transition of tasking from part-time Lab Coordinators to a small team of full-time Lab Leads as part of a significant change, alignment and process improvement effort
  • Facilitate robust lab user engagement to ensure their support and full participation in lab operations and improvements
  • Maintain laboratory compliance for multiple labs in accordance with all related company directive documentation to provide a safe, secure and capable environment. Compliance includes safety, security, documentation, and quality. Activities include (but are not limited to):
    • Hold lab users accountable for housekeeping and Lab Citizenship, ESD (electrostatic discharge), Foreign Object Elimination, and all other required practices
    • Maintain Lab Operating Procedures and access lists
    • Ensure lab equipment is properly calibrated
    • Ensure chemicals are properly managed and stored
    • Maintain proper storage of multiple classifications of property
    • Identify and control foreign object sensitive areas
  • Travel between labs in the Northeast (Andover, MA, Tewksbury, MA, and Portsmouth RI) is required
  • Take a proactive role in developing, understanding and implementing common lab processes, tools, templates and metrics
  • Ensure laboratories are audit ready at all times. Audits may include but are not limited to: Quality (Corporate and PPV), GFM, Environmental Health Safety & Sustainability, Security / DSS Assessment, Foreign Object Debris, Housekeeping, MDA, and DCMA / Customer
  • Communicate successes, issues, and opportunities for improvement to team members and Leadership
  • Lead by example by being a champion of respect, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and lab citizenship within the organization
  • Support the planning and implementation of Lab Operating / Expense budgets
  • Support Lab capital procurements throughout their lifecycle
  • Support the procurement and maintenance of equipment service contracts and ongoing equipment repairs

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors degree or additional 2 years of laboratory and/or factory coordination or management experience may be substituted for each 1 year of college
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in laboratory and/or factory coordination or management
  • Experience with laboratory and/or factory or operations audit readiness procedures
  • Experience with inventory or property management
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with teammates to facilitate the successful creation and implementation of strategic, impactful initiatives
  • Experience planning and executing a lab or factory move
  • Changing behaviors of people while building alliances
  • Supporting change management initiatives
  • Managing Computer assets, networks and/or Lab Information Management Systems
  • Excellent documentation and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Working with chemicals and maintaining a chemical inventory
  • Metrology tracking and management
  • Budget planning and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Access, SRM, TCMIS, Rshare, PRISM
  • Understanding of Raytheon Missiles & Defense business practices

What We Offer:
Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
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