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Mechanical Engineering Section Manager

The Hardware Engineering Center (HWEC) is an engineering organization that focuses on RF and Opto-Mechanical product design, producibility, and mission assurance. It is a vital link in the integrated product development process that allows Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems to introduce reliable new products faster, better, and more economically.

The candidate will report to the EWS & ISRS RF & SMA Mechanical Department Manager fulfilling the Mechanical Engineering Section Manager role. The Section Manager is responsible for the success of the Section’s people and performance in accordance with SAS Vision, Values, Mission, and Goals. The priority of the Section Manager is to ensure that the Section delivers results by providing appropriate resources, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Capability, and Capacity (E2C2) for all programs and initiatives led and/or supported by the Section. The Section Manager is responsible for the on-time and accurate delivery of the work products prepared by all section personnel. The Section Manager is also responsible for execution of Performance Development cycle throughout the year, and for continuing leadership of and/or support to HWEC initiatives.

Major engineering functions within the section’s charter include, but are not limited to support and management for the department’s senior technical staff; whose activities include but are not limited to advanced mechanical engineering concepts for a variety of airborne, shipboard, land based, space based weapon systems environments. Section personnel lead and/or support programs, program proposals, and customer meetings as Raytheon representatives, and may follow projects through advanced concepts, preliminary design, detailed design, production support, and field deployment.

The Section Manager is also responsible for contributing to the performance of the Hardware Engineering Center through program performance, customer relationships and product solutions. The Section Manager is tasked to ensure that the section is properly using the established processes within the Integrated Product Development System and for measuring and improving these processes in accordance with CMMI L5. The position requires broad based technical knowledge, and the ability to lead and review designs and analyses. The ability to lead engineering investigations and direct troubleshooting is essential. Demonstrated experience as a hardware task lead / CAM throughout development, detailed design, product documentation, procurement support, production support, and test support processes is necessary. Knowledge of earned value management and experience preparing both technical and cost proposals is required. Proposal execution (technical and resource management) in a leadership role is a critical function of the Section Manager.

The candidate will have a leadership role in support of the design activities leading major design efforts or multiple smaller design teams. The candidate must have the capability to solve design problems by thinking out-of-the-box when the situation calls for it. The individual will act independently, guided only by broad engineering instructions and objectives. The person must be able to make administrative decisions on technical issues affecting major mechanical segments of the organization.

Job assignments may include working on projects remotely such as in El Segundo, CA or Tucson, AZ which would require periodic travel for meetings and collaboration.

Other duties will be assigned not specifically stated herein.

Required Skills:
  • RF sensor product design and electronic packaging experience,
  • AESA sensor product design,
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large or several smaller design teams
  • Strong program analysis, project planning and execution skills are necessary; demonstrated Earned Value acumen (certification),
  • Strong communication and leadership skills,
  • Able to handle multi-tasking and work in a team based environment,
  • Capable of forming meaningful relationships with customers, understanding their mission needs and problems, and effectively communicating to customers the Raytheon approach to solving their problems.
  • Working knowledge of CREO Pro/E solid modeling
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project,
  • Knowledge of materials and processes used in RF component construction
  • Experience creating documentation needed to support the design, manufacturing and production,
  • Mechanical design including drawing generation and electronic packaging,
  • Basic understanding of structural and thermal analysis techniques,
  • Experience with BOE creation and proposal technical writing,
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Raytheon (R6s) Six Sigma Certification
  • Strong business, project management, negotiation, and customer interaction background
  • Strong leadership presence and mentoring influence
  • Department, and/or Engineering Cost lead on a proposal
  • Knowledge of Common PDM, and other legacy product data management systems,
  • Experience using documentation specifications such as MIL-DTL-31000, ANSI or ASME Y14.5M, ASME Y14.24 and ASME Y14.100,
  • Experience with the Raytheon Drafting Standard, Mechanical Engineering Process for documentation preparation,
  • Working knowledge of metal fabrication tools and processes,
  • Experience working with supply chain and customer product development,
  • Ability to obtain an SSBI or existing SSBI

Required Education:
B.S. in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics with 10 years of experience

Desired Education:
M.S. in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics with 10 years of experience

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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Dallas, Texas
United States
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