Senior Low Observables Materials Engineer

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.

Do you have a passion for Low Observable Materials technology?

If you answered "yes" to this question, our mechanical design team at our Tucson, AZ, facility wants to hear from you!

Job Summary:

We are seeking early to mid-career Signature Management (Low Observable) Materials Engineer to join the Mechanical Products Team. This design team is committed to excellence supporting our customers and allies worldwide.

You will be responsible for material and process development, characterization and system level integration in support of all Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) product lines and new business.

Material performance predictions and measurement tests of developmental and production systems. The LO Materials Engineer is expected to perform material measurements of constitutive and RF attenuation properties, and generate predicted material performance using Computational Electromagnetic Codes (CEM) tools. You will work in integrated product teams to incorporate advanced signature control techniques into deliverable products and aid in the assessment of system performance.

Theres no such thing as a perfect candidate, so dont hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If youre passionate about what you could accomplish here, wed love to hear from you.


Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Material formulation and development
  • Fabrication process development
  • Composites operations support
  • Material testing and characterization (RF, mechanical, physical)
  • Preparation of engineering documentation
  • Customer and supplier interface
  • Participation/leadership of and program reviews
  • Project management

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

A Ph.D. degree in a related field may be substituted for 5 additional years of experience.


Required Experience, Skills & Education:
  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Five (5) years of material experience
  • Prior work experience performing material measurement/testing, prediction, and/or design
  • Strong ownership of tasks; ability to function as Materials Lead on Integrated Product Teams
  • 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:
  • Hands-on experience in the formulation, fabrication and application processes and integration methods for electromagnetic materials and composites
  • High temperature material experience
  • Experience in coupon and system level RF test methods for electromagnetic materials
  • Experience with quantitative analytical techniques for the characterization of material properties
  • Experience in thermo-mechanical test methods (DMA, TMA, TGA, DSC)
  • Project/Program management experience
  • Ability to support concurrent activities in multiple programs
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience in the application of Experimental Design principles
  • Academic or applied experience utilizing RF testing techniques, terminology, and test equipment
  • Understanding of electromagnetic fundamentals

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 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.189354

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