Principal Engineering Materials Program Lead, Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ807: RMS AP Bldg 807 1151 East Hermans Road Building 807, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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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 Materials Engineering Department, which functions within the Mechanical Product Team (MPT), is looking for an Engineer to participate as a member of the Materials Program Leads Section in the Materials Engineering Department.  As a Materials Program Lead, the ideal candidate will be accountable for leveraging all of the Mechanical Product Team (MPT) and materials engineering disciplines for technical execution of all engineering required for the development and manufacturing of missile hardware.  The Materials Program Lead is responsible for supporting all program milestones and providing materials engineering technical execution to the committed production schedule and cost.  In addition, the Materials Program Lead is responsible for coordinating Materials Engineering resources to effectively meet program’s requirements.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

You will provide Materials Engineering support to programs design reviews, gate reviews, Material Review Board, Change Control Board, Process Change Board, and engineering peer reviews.  They will also be responsible for the accuracy of technical output of each assignment, including the Materials Engineering positions based on data and analyses.  In addition, they will be responsible for interfacing with other organizations across the RMD Enterprise such as Common Electronic Products, Mission Assurance & Quality, Operations, Reliability, and Supply Chain.  Additional experience with Failure Review Boards and/or failure analysis is also helpful.

Essential Functions:

Provide Materials Engineering support for Program’s CCB, MRB, PCB, ERB, PMCB 
Ensure peer reviews are conducted and Materials Engineering position aligned with Program deliverable and “One Voice” prior to report distribution
Manage workload to assure that programs and Materials Engineering team receive the required support consistent with schedule needs
Lead the Program Team in the following activities:
The development of trade studies to identify appropriate materials, material properties, and processes
Benchmark material technologies and methods of materials testing
Ensure labor costs and estimated completion schedules provided by the Materials Engineering Sections are negotiated, understood and meet product/program commitments
Resolution of technical and operational problems
Mentor and/or train early career engineers
Participate on Failure Investigation Teams to provide technical support
Be able to present technical position or data results summary to large technical audience (example: MMSTN, TIG, or ERB)


Qualifications You Must Have:

Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in
Materials problem solving; such as process improvements or choosing alternate material or protective coatings to address specific material issues.
Materials characterization, or production engineering and/or competency with the use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.
Experience with mechanical and/or chemical analysis methods.
Some examples of mechanical test methods include tensile, compression, lap shear, hardness, lap shear, viscosity.  Some examples of chemical analysis methods include FT-IR spectroscope, cure rate of adhesives, DMA, TMA, Gas Chromatography, etc.
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:

Ten (10) years of experience in materials problem solving, materials characterization, or production engineering and competency with the use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques  
Working experience with IPDS Gate Reviews, PDM, assembly drawings, material specifications and military specifications
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
Excellent documentation and technical writing skills
Ability to efficiently use MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
Extensive experience in program system processes related to Material Review Boards, Material and Process Change Boards, Risk Boards, Engineering Review Boards
Broad knowledge of materials science with ability to collaborate with SMEs
Make Materials Engineering decisions for the program based on solid facts and data

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.

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-01598782  2023.03.10

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