Section Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

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 Operations Engineering Department Manager and will be accountable for providing functional support and producibility expertise to the Strategic Make Center through the management of approximately 30 engineers. The Section Manager will be responsible for coaching and training Engineers in Operations Engineering 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, make center project ownership, cross functional collaboration, coordinating with other sections, safety and performance development. Additionally, the Section Manager will be a member of the factory leadership team, providing input for strategic issues and plans. 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 strategic make center 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 workday 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.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • 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 Operations Engineering 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 make centers
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for 3 additional years of experience.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Preferred degrees: Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aerospace Engineering.
  • Eight (8) years of relevant experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing and test environment
  • Experience leading teams or projects
  • Experience with MRP systems (ex. SAP/PRISM)
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Access (ATF)
  • 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:
  • Strong engineering aptitude and analytical skills
  • Experience applying technical principles in the manufacturing life cycle
  • Experience with Quality Systems and their application
  • Electrical or Mechanical Design Experience
  • Network within Missile Systems
  • 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
  • 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
  • Current DOD Security Clearance
Working Environments:
This position involves direct support of manufacturing activities and requires spending time in and around factory areas.

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 benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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:

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


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Section Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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