Principal Structural Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

Job Summary:

Raytheon Missile and Defenses (RMD) Mechanical Product Team (MPT) leads in mechanical hardware design, development and production of radar, sonar, torpedo and combat system equipment. The Mechanical Product Team uses state-of the-art tools, processes, technology, and Raytheon Six Sigma principles. MPTs capabilities encompass a broad range of technical disciplines which include engineering, manufacturing, technical services, materials, processes, analysis, test and documentation.

The Mechanical Analysis and Test Department (MA&T) is responsible for ensuring the structural integrity of all RMD Products. From the preliminary concept to fielded weapon support, MA&T delivers innovative and robust structural analysis solutions utilizing methods ranging from classical fundamental and proprietary empirically based techniques, to state of the art finite element methods and commercial computer codes; all complimented and validated by tests executed in a manner to ensure cost effective yet technically balanced solutions.

A structural analyst in the MA&T Department has a vast set of responsibilities related to structural integrity of every mechanical part and attachment on all of the RMD projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for detailed structural analysis to support all phases of programs including development and production. The analyses will cover a wide range of difficult problems, requiring solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. The analysis tasks will span the spectrum from classical hand analyses to detailed analyses requiring the use of finite element analysis software. In addition, a structural analyst of this salary grade is expected to have a high degree of technical competence and be a recognized technical leader and/or leader of teams of engineering analysts. Thus the selected candidate will work under only very general direction and will be expected to define the scope and level of analysis to meet required objectives, and assist in program planning. The structural analyst will be held accountable for completing his/her work and the work of others on his/her team within the agreed upon cost and schedule. The candidate will be expected to present their work for peer reviews and to be a peer reviewer for other engineers work. The customers of this position will include internal personnel and programs as well as external Government(s) personnel and programs. The selected candidate will work with the customer and engineering leadership to define testing required to validate structural analyses and to verify that hardware is compliant with requirements. In addition, the selected candidate will be expected to plan and support tests, perform data reduction and engage in structural model correlation.
A structural analyst in this role will also be expected to assist with proposal preparation including estimating the scope of new engineering projects.



Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Perform Hand Calculations to determine scope of higher detail analysis models
  • Perform detailed analysis to solve diverse program structural challenges
  • Perform peer reviews of all analysis to validate process and results
  • Document results according to RMD standards
  • Deliver results to customers (internal and external)
  • Act as a technical leader (help define/refine and/or develop MA&T department technical processes and tools) and/or lead analysis/test teams

    Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors degree in General Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, Applied Physics or related field from an accredited university. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Masters is equal to 2 years of experience or a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience.
  • 8 years of structural analysis experience
  • Structural dynamic analysis experience using PATRAN/NASTRAN or ANSYS
  • Understanding of mechanical principles to solve classical structural analysis solutions both inside and outside of finite element tools
  • Proficiency with engineering workstations running Windows and Office suite
  • Ability to work on a Raytheon plant-site including the ability to attend in-person meetings, visit test laboratories.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance within 1 year of the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
    Qualifications We Value:
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in the structural analysis of complex systems that require collaboration of multiple engineering disciplines (such as a weapon system)
  • Earned Value Management System knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated experience in structural testing: planning, organization, execution, data reduction and correlation
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction
  • Ability to travel to government and other facilities in support of program activities
  • Advanced degree in aforementioned disciplines. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
  • Experience making presentation to external customers
  • Experience as a technical leader and/or leader of engineering teams
  • Proposal development experience

    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.

    The opportunity to work with and learn from a very diverse and highly skilled department of structural analysts who are experts in their respective specialties. The department currently has over 100 structural analysts including multiple engineering fellows. The department also currently offers a robust set of Raytheon-taught engineering courses on relevant topics ranging from engineering theory and application, to engineering processes and tools specific to RMD.

    Clearance Information:
    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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm


    Location Information:
    This position is located in Tucson AZ.




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