Principal Production Support Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

Raytheon Missile & Defense is the worlds largest producer of advanced missile systems supporting our US warfighters and international allies. Every missile system contains a set of purpose designed electrical subsystems. These subsystems enable the guidance, navigation, signal processing, target detection and tracking functions of the missile. The Electrical Products Team (EPT) is responsible for all aspects of these subsystems including design, test and production.

The Electrical Products Team (EPT) - Electronic Systems Product Center (ESP) is looking for Production Support Engineers responsible for Circuit Card Assemblies (CCAs) and other electrical subsystems hardware. We are seeking candidates with the skills and passion to engineer complex systems, subsystems, circuit card assemblies and components.

A successful candidate is one who can participate in a multi-disciplined team and properly apply engineering tools and processes. A candidate willing to collaborate and coordinate with Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, and other Engineering disciplines to resolve issues that may arise during production, testing, and integration. Qualified candidates must have experience with digital, analog and/or RF testing and experience debugging complex circuit card assemblies or electro-mechanical systems. Knowledge of RF / microwave devices preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshooting hardware and process issues down to CCA and component levels
  • Resolution of issues on production lines and in testing (including suppliers)
  • Failure analysis / root cause determination and corrective action implementation
  • Performing analog and digital circuit analysis and characterizing and modeling electrical signals of electronics subsystems in simulation
  • Identifying and instantiating circuit card and sub-assembly design updates

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


Required Skills:
  • Minimum 8 years of engineering experience
  • Knowledge of RF, analog, digital, and/or mixed signal circuit design or analysis
  • Experience in Root-Cause Corrective Action investigations
  • U.S Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:
  • Experience performing electrical engineering design of CCA, EO or RF Seeker/Sensor, or electronic subsystem including; circuit design, CCA assembly, electrical test and production support
  • Knowledge of printed circuit board fabrication and circuit card assembly processes and related industry specifications
  • Leadership of small technical teams, including technical oversight and direction, cost estimation, tracking & reporting, coordination and preparation of detailed technical team reports
  • Experience with any of the following tools: Mentor Graphics DxDesigner, PSPICE, System Vision, MATLAB, MathCad, IDL, Computer Simulation Technologies (CST), Microwave Design Studio, High Frequency Structure Simulator(HFSS) and Advanced Design System (ADS).
  • Familiarity with missile communication transceivers and data links, inertial measurement units(IMU) and Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver subsystems
  • Experience with subsystems integration and test
  • Experience with test equipment, test automation scripting, test conduction, sensor control
  • Experience with post test flight analysis
  • Test problem investigation experience
  • Experience in applying Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods in achieving production yield improvements
  • Knowledge and experience with Material Review Board, Process Configuration Board, Configuration Control Board and Failure Review Board processes, proposing/defending and implementing Change Notices
  • Experience in resolving production issues with suppliers and sub-tier suppliers
  • Technical writing and formal presentation experience


Required Education (including Major):

B.S in Electrical Engineering or related STEM degree.


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.

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