Ordnance Assessment Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
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.

Whole Life Engineering (WLE) is responsible for ensuring our products are Safe, Reliable, Maintainable, and delivered on time. WLE consists of multiple disciplines that support engineering, our program offices, and our customers. Our WLE disciplines participate in the total life cycle of our products from conception to deactivation. Our focus area is product support, including the following disciplines: Reliability, System Safety, and Supportability.

Job Summary:
As an Ordnance Assessment Engineer you will perform Surveillance/Ordnance Assessment (OA) engineering activities in support of a missile program. The Ordnance Assessment Program is a combined surveillance and shelf life assessment program that assists our customers in inventory management decisions and provides a continuing assessment of the effects of operational environments on the products safety, quality, performance, reliability, and service life status.

Program activities include:
  • Performing hardware accelerated aging (environmental exposure)
  • Executing missile and lower level teardown inspections
  • Writing energetic item accelerated aging and test plans
  • Coordinating accelerated aging and testing of energetic and mechanical components
  • Writing assessment reports and presenting results at Customer reviews

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
In this role, youll work with a variety of stakeholders, including our Customers, various commercial and government test facilities, test integrated product teams as well as Raytheon Missiles & Defense engineering and support organizations. Youll collaborate with engineers and scientists to evaluate product service/shelf life limitations, performance, safety, and reliability and will oversee surveillance activities including environmental and functional testing at internal and external test facilities.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Engineering analysis
  • Oversight of test & evaluation
  • Generation of test plans
  • Test reports
  • Reduction of test data for use in making service/shelf life predictions in support of contract deliverables
  • Identifying methods and processes to uncover service/shelf life limitation in all aspects of product design
  • Participation in Program and Technical reviews

Estimated 10% domestic travel required for offsite testing of energetics and working group meetings with our customers.

An advanced degree may be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Masters Degree is equal to 2 years of experience and a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience

Qualifications You Must Have:
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering; BS in Systems, Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical preferred
Employment Experience:
  • 6+ years experience in engineering
  • Experience with root cause or failure analysis
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with hardware testing, integration, reliability, or failure modes.
  • Experience with materials selection, characterization or testing
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. US Citizenship is required, as only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:
  • Experience with Military specifications and standards
  • Experience with statistical analysis techniques
  • Understanding of environmental effects on hardware and application of technical theories and concepts in relation to the operation of aging components and materials
  • Ability to perform analysis using CAD/CAM software such as CREO, Solidworks, AutoCAD, or related tools
  • Experience with advanced material analysis techniques
  • Ability to take an analytical approach and utilize technical knowledge to solve challenges
  • Ability to execute to project plans, schedules, budgets, resource requirements, and performance standards
  • Ability to effectively multi-task
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong Technical Writing skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering; BS in Systems, Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical preferred

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 on offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:
This job is posted internally as: Sr. Systems Engineer II



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RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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