Propulsion Engineer - Propellants and Energetics

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Are you seeking an opportunity to develop propulsion design technologies expertise?
Would you enjoy knowing your efforts directly impact defending our nation and allies?
If you can answer "yes" to these questions, we want to talk to you!

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trail blaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:
The Energetics and Propulsion department within the Mechanical Products Team (MPT) is seeking a Propulsion Engineer at our Sacramento site that is responsible for system-level propellant and energetics support. You will work with both internal and external customers to cooperatively develop future business opportunities and position RMD for future propulsion and missile system growth. You will apply or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to the systems integration of propulsion, thrusters, and mechanical interfaces for integration of propulsion and energetic products into missile systems and space vehicles. You should have experience in the design and testing of a variety of propulsion configurations including tactical and strategic propulsion systems.

This position may also provide engineering support and subcontractor technical oversite for propulsion system production, design, and process improvements as a Responsible Engineering Authority (REA). Additional duties may include responsibility for requirements pertaining to environmental loading and flow down to mechanical sub-systems, supporting the design phase enabling early cycles of learning, establishing critical design elements and processes, supporting the delivery of the Tech Data Package (TDP), influence integration &qualification plans and model correlation, and maintain the design integrity during the production sustainment lifecycle.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Meet with customers as required to foster and establish future business relationships, and support Requests for Information (RFIs) and proposals, as required.
  • Review manufacturing processes and participate in problem resolution, as well as work directly with subcontractors on the design and manufacturing of propulsion systems, especially solid rocket motors
  • Work in a collaborative environment with program management in long-range program planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research and advancements, and be a key spokesperson on programs technical capabilities and future directions
  • Manage propulsion system development projects and propulsion subcontracts; review and disposition subcontract data and change requests; and oversee supplier operations
  • May direct, coordinate, and review the work of a small staff of cross-functional engineers
  • You will focus on both in-house and suppliers design and analysis of components related to missiles systems.
  • You will support diverse teams, providing technical oversight to a team often comprised of cross functional disciplines, leveraging their network of Subject Matter Experts.
  • The work is performed with limited direction either individually, in a team environment, or in a supervisory capacity.
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for 3 additional years of experience or 5 years with a Ph.D.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in propulsive technology and its application to solid, liquid, and mono propellant propulsion systems
  • Rocket propulsion industry technical experience and/or relevant coursework is required
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:
  • Eight (8) or more years of directly related experience in propulsive technology and its application to solid, liquid, or mono propellant propulsion systems
  • Expertise in: Conceptual, developmental, and production design phases
  • Systems knowledge to assure full development of propulsion requirements and dissemination and flow down to subcomponent levels
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative efforts with other technical disciplines including structural, thermal, aerodynamics and low observables
  • Specific experience in the development of solid, liquid, or mono propellant propulsion systems from conceptual design through final test /assembly
  • Ability to provide technical oversight to propulsion subcontractor(s) to define system requirements and work with them to ensure on time, on budget delivery of compliant hardware and documentation.
  • Develop and deliver technical presentations to management and government agencies.
  • Work effectively in a distributed collaborative environment with program management and other technical experts.
  • Experience with and presenting to FRB, ERB, CCB, MRB, PCB, PMAB, etc.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and networking skills, ability to work well with others including customers and suppliers
  • Demonstrated success as a proposal/cost account manager as well as project/team leader
  • Ability to work in a team environment with timely problem resolution utilizing a professional, positive, proactive attitude, strong customer focus, and a desire to help others
  • Ability to recognize roadblocks/issues and elevate/suggest appropriate corrective action
  • Existing DoD clearance 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 we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.


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Sacramento, CA 95814

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