Section Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Louisville, KY 40202
Position Overview:
The Manufacturing Engineering Section Manager within Operations is responsible for leading a support team consisting of Section Leads, Manufacturing Engineers and Project Engineers who are technically trained individuals with diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience. The successful candidate will report to the Manufacturing Engineering Department Manager and will be accountable for providing functional support and producibility expertise to the RMD Louisville Site through the management of approximately 25 engineers. The Section Manager will be responsible for coaching and training Engineers in Manufacturing and Test Engineering (MTE) skills and processes in addition to mentoring and providing career guidance. Responsibilities also include chairing the process control board, providing technical guidance, coordinating resources, managing team staffing levels, conducting interviews, EAC forecasting, project ownership, cross functional collaboration, coordinating with other teams, safety and performance development. The ideal candidate will possess the demonstrated skills and experience necessary to perform in both technical and manufacturing leadership roles.

The Section Manager is the producibility expert within the RMD Louisville Site and acts as the approving authority for the associated manufacturing process. The Section Manager is responsible for the technical quality of engineering tasks and must ensure the proper processes and technical oversight are completed. The Section Manager is also expected to support proposal activities and provide cost estimates for program bids and fiscal year planning.

The candidate must be capable of working beyond the typical 8 hour work day and 40 hour work week, including alternating weekend and holiday coverage throughout the year. This position requires direct support of manufacturing activities and spending nearly 100% of daily time in the factory areas.

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

  • Employee coaching, mentoring, training
  • Employee performance development
  • Providing technical guidance and problem solving to the strategic make center
  • Chairing the Process Control Board as the producibility expert
  • Employee hiring
  • Providing Subject Matter Expertise in MTE processes and procedures
  • Providing daily factory execution support to the make center leadership team
  • Develop influential relationships with internal customers
  • Lead Root Cause and Corrective action investigations
  • Personnel Performance input for all related functions
  • Lead strategic improvement projects across all teams

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong engineering aptitude and analytical skills
  • Technical problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Verbal and Written technical communication
  • Customer and company oriented and driven to meet or exceed expectations
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude to serve as an example to the team and colleagues
  • Ability to work cohesively in a diverse environment
  • Self-starter and able to manage personal and team workload

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in STEM and a minimum of eight (8) years of technical/engineering experience with emphasis in manufacturing or industrial engineering
  • Experience in a manufacturing and test environment
  • Experience in leading teams or projects
  • Experience with MRP systems (ex. SAP)
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:
  • Experience applying technical principles in the manufacturing life cycle
  • Experience with Quality Systems and their application
  • Earned Value Systems Budget Management
  • Shop Floor Management
  • Experience with proposal development
  • Experience with Estimates at Complete (EAC) development and management
  • Skilled in risk identification and risk management
  • Current DOD Security Clearance

Working Environments:
This position involves direct support of manufacturing activities and requires spending time in and around factory areas.

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. Interested job seekers must apply online at to determine if they meet qualifications for specific positions and other employment requirements.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.175786

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Section Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Louisville, KY 40202

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