Principal Control and Actuation Engineer, Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ201: RMS AP Bldg 801 1151 East Hermans Road Building 801, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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Qualifications You Must Have: 

Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
A minimum of eight (8) years of experience with system or mechanical engineering servo controls or actuation systems.
Or 5 years with an advance degree
Experience with any of the following:
development of different actuation drive systems, examples include power management, motor and/or gear train sizing and implementation (spur gear, ball screw, lead screw, etc.)
or associated bearing configurations for optimization of friction and position accuracy
or electromechanical control actuation systems
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:

Twelve (12) years of experience with Systems or Mechanical Engineering of servo controls
Experience with development of CAS requirements, CAS architecture, requirements risk, requirements verification and validation, system performance & function, safety and environmental compliance.
Experience in working with control actuation systems that employ permanent magnet brush and brushless DC motor technology
Experience with feedback control systems, including sizing, testing and integration, design-for-manufacturing, kinematic and dynamic simulation and analysis
Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing per ASME Y14.5
Proven ability to deconstruct higher level tasks into discrete lower level work packages and tasks
Proficient in generating free body diagrams
Proficient in Engineering processes and procedures
Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Moderate 3D modeling skills with a prominent commercial software package
Experience on Failure Investigation Teams with FRACAS / FRB / FR / A / CA
Experience with Pro/Engineer/CREO 3D modeling and mechanical drawing generation
Experience using Matlab, Simulink, and dSpace
Proven design and manufacturing knowledge in machined parts, injection molded parts, hobbing, broaching, sheet metal fabrication, BLDC motors, wire harnesses/flex harnesses and related components, corrosion resistant steels and aluminum alloys
Experience with dynamic modeling using commercial software similar to MSC ADAMS
Sound knowledge of flight modeling & simulation
Familiarity with industry standards for system, DC motor, and mechanism design (AGMA, INCOSE, SAE, etc.)
Experience in design and development of test equipment for electromechanical systems that operate under high load and rate
Basic understanding of packaging electromechanical systems for management of grounding, shielding and electrical noise in compact designs
Ability to estimate project / tasks level of effort
Ability to articulate, in both oral and written form, to technical, non-technical and management audiences
Current DoD Security Clearance
Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Computer Science

What We Offer:

Whether you’re 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 America’s 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson’s fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.)

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01602556  2023.03.10

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