Senior Tech Support Engineer I- China Lake

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

Job Summary:

The Weapons & Platforms Center (W&PC) within the Systems Test Directorate of Raytheon Missiles and Defense is seeking candidates for the role of a Missile Systems Support Engineer/Integrator at NAWS China Lake. This position will be primarily involved with the AMRAAM missile and may be required to assist with other co-located programs.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • You must be able to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
  • Work will be performed under only general direction and you must be able to independently determine and develop solutions.
  • This is a demanding, hands-on, lab and direct flight test support position. There are some non-standard and extended hours under potentially extreme conditions.
  • This position requires up to 30% travel possible.
  • Work will be done mostly domestically but could include some international sites
  • Responsibilities also include: flight line missile / equipment preparation, flight test planning, execution, and data review of both captive carry and live fire testing.
  • Use of COMSEC equipment, AIS computers, and telemetry equipment is required.
  • You will maintain and reconfigure munitions, monitor weapon telemetry in a control room environment, perform flight line operations and communicate directly with both internal and external customers on a daily basis.

Qualifications you must have:

A Bachelors degree is preferred but extensive relevant experience may be considered.

A minimum of five (5) years related professional experience with experience in 4 or more of the following areas:
  • Experience with laboratory test equipment, electronics.
  • Experience with software and the setup, calibration, maintenance, and operation of automatic test stations.
  • Experience maintaining configuration control of products and drawings
  • Experience and knowledge of telemetry software and associated hardware
  • Experience and thorough knowledge Windows based PCs, software and peripheral hardware
  • Experience troubleshooting varied electronic equipment
  • Must be capable of lifting at least 25 lbs. and performing work in an industrial environment.

Qualifications We Value:
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant electronic, computer or mechanical experience strongly preferred.
  • Intermediate engineering skills, hands on experience with laboratory test equipment, electronics and software preferred.
  • Ability to work well in diverse teams and have the ability to multi-task
  • "Customer oriented and driven to meet or exceed expectations
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced teaming environment.
  • Written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with and take direction from Functional Management and Team Leads from multiple programs
  • Perform successfully in an open environment with frequent and direct interaction with Government customers and peers
  • Familiar with Lumistar or similar type telemetry systems
  • Experience with Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment and classified computer security requirements
  • Telemetry dictionary manipulation

What We Offer:

Whether you are 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.

Security Clearance:

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: Information at:



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RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

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