Rocket Propulsion Expert

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
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 Mechanical Products Team is hiring a Principal Propulsion Engineer. This position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department, which is responsible for the full spectrum of warhead / rocket motor / DACS design and performance, fuzing, ignition, power sources, one-shot energetic initiation, and all other weapon systems safety device technology. This position is located in Tucson, AZ.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:


Apply or develop highly advanced technical technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to the systems integration of propulsion, thrusters, controllers, software, mechanical and electrical interfaces for integration into missile systems and space vehicles.

Position will involve both development and production programs across Raytheon Missiles & Defense Product Lines.

Review manufacturing processes and problem resolution as well as working 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.

Develop and deliver technical presentations to management and government agencies. Frequently interface with the Customer to identify user needs.

Be instrumental in obtaining new company business and act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational missile programs.

Will travel extensively to government and subcontractor facilities.

An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) additional years of experience.


Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Eight (8) years of experience in propulsion technology and its application to solid or liquid, and/or mono propellant systems
  • Experience in the development of solid or liquid, and/or mono propellant propulsion systems from conceptual design through final test / assembly
  • Bachelor of Science in any of the following: General Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, Applied Physics or related field.
  • 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:
  • Ten (10) or more years of directly related experience in propulsive technology and its application to solid or liquid, and/or mono propellant propulsion systems
  • Systems knowledge to assure full development of propulsion requirements and dissemination and flow down to subcomponent levels
  • Project engineering skills and experience using Earned Value Management System, knowledge of ProENGINEER modeling tool and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
  • Demonstrated success as a proposal/cost account manager as well as project/team leader
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative efforts with other technical disciplines including structural, thermal, aerodynamics and low observables
  • Advanced degree in aforementioned disciplines. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard

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.

This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.)

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