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Automation Engineer

The SAS Advanced Manufacturing, Modernization, and Technology (AMMT) team is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative team member to take on the role of Sr. Automation Engineer in SAS Largo, FL. This position will be responsible for executing automation projects within the Largo factory. The Automation Engineer will work for the AMMT Automation Manager, and will collaborate with local factory leadership, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, and front end of the business Automation Lead to execute automation development and deployment and incorporate advanced Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 technologies. The position will be networked across SAS factories, which includes locations in El Segundo (CA), McKinney (TX), Forest (MS), Santa Barbara County (CA), and Largo (FL), in addition to operations and automation engineers from other Raytheon business units. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of automation deployment and/or sustainment in a factory setting, including high mix, low volume production.

Required Skills:
  • Experience in automation development, deployment and sustainment in a factory setting.
  • 4+ years professional engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, with at least 4 years being directly related to automation and/or controls.
  • Experience with automation systems (robots, vision systems, PLCs, etc.)
  • Understanding of automation programming environments
  • Experience in mechanical and/or electrical design, computer vision, artificial intelligence, or other related field.
  • Experience with CAD (Solidworks, Pro E, AutoCAD electrical, etc.)
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in project management, as it relates to automation development and deployment, including MS Project schedule development, and financial measures/metrics.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop business cases and Return on Investment analyses for automation deployments.
  • Understanding of Lean principles and terminology and/or six sigma black belt or equivalent
  • Familiarity with Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory concepts, Digital Manufacturing Simulation
  • Understanding of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), ISA (International Society of Automation) 95 architectures.
  • Experience with cyber and/or cyber-physical systems security protocols
  • Experience with PLCs, MTConnect, and/or Transactional Automation (use of API, XML)
  • Ability to obtain an SSBI clearance, or candidate holds active SSBI.
  • Experience or education in systems engineering and application to automation systems.

Required Education:
BS in and Engineering field or the sciences

Desired Education:
MS in engineering or business related field (for example, systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, or industrial engineering, MBA, Business Management, Program Management)


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Largo, Florida
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