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Sr Mechanical Engineer II - Power Source

The Mechanical Subsystems Directorate is hiring a Power Source Senior Mechanical Engineer II in Tucson, AZ. This position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department, which is responsible for the full spectrum of warhead / rocket motor / DACS design and performance, fuzing, ignition, power sources, one-shot energetic initiation, and all other weapon systems safety device technology.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Apply or develop highly advanced Power Source technologies with a focus on thermal batteries using scientific principles, theories and concepts to the systems of integration of Power Sources into missile systems, projectiles, kinetic interceptors, directed energy, unmanned vehicles and space vehicles. Position will involve both development and production programs across Missile Systems Product Lines.
  • An Electrical and/or Chemical engineering academic background with experience or knowledge of batteries specifically thermal and Li-Ion battery development, qualification and testing. Strong technical writing skills with writing technical data packages, data analysis, excellent verbal skills and the ability to review manufacturing processes and problem resolution as well as working directly with subcontractors on the design and manufacturing of Power Source solutions
  • Work in a collaborative environment with programs and the Energetic and Propulsion Department on the development of power solutions. Manage battery development and production projects, review and disposition subcontract data and change requests, and oversee supplier operations
  • Develop and deliver technical presentations to programs, the Energetic and Propulsion department and government agencies. Frequently interface with programs to identify user needs
  • Willing to travel to subcontractor facilities for program support


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Six (6) years of experience or knowledge of thermal and Li-Ion battery technology
  • Experience or knowledge with thermal battery manufacturing, technology and testing
  • Experience or knowledge with Li-Ion battery manufacturing, technology, battery management systems and testing
  • Demonstrated success as a project/team leader
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative efforts with other technical disciplines including structural, thermal, and aerodynamics.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required as a DoD Secret security clearance is required for this position

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Eight (8) or more years of directly related experience in battery technology
  • Specific experience in the thermal and Li-Ion battery manufacturing, design characteristics, safety testing, and managing development and qualification activities
  • Ability to perform Power Source trade studies evaluating different electrochemistries and estimate cost and schedule
  • Experience in working with and managing thermal and Li-Ion battery suppliers
  • Experience with RCC tailoring, NAVSEA S9310-AQ-SAF-010 and UN 38.3 testing
  • Project engineering skills and experience using Earned Value Management System, knowledge of ProENGINEER modeling tool and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
  • An advanced technical degree
  • Current DoD Secret security clearance



Required Education (including Major):

Bachelor of Science Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Systems Engineering; Applied or Engineering Physics


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

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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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