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Engineering Fellow - Aircraft Interface and Integration

Tucson, Arizona


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The Mechanical Subsystems Directorate (MSD) is seeking a Mechanical Engineering Fellow that is responsible for mechanical systems airframe architecture of products designed and produced by Raytheon Missile Systems. Candidate will be responsible to system requirements as it pertains to environmental loading and flow down to mechanical sub-systems, putting forth and leading the mechanical architecture of a product, leading the design phase enabling early cycles of learning, establishing critical design elements and processes, leading the delivery of the Tech Data Package (TDP), influence integration & qualification plans and model correlation, and maintain the design integrity during the production sustainment life cycle. In addition, this candidate will help shape the airframe development strategy for Raytheon Missile Systems including road maps for new technologies in materials, the design process, test architecture and manufacturing techniques for design elements of airframes as it pertains to missile systems. A remote work site may be considered.

This position will focus on design, analysis, fabrication, integration and testing of advanced airframes. In addition, physical and functional integration of the airframe with carriage and launch systems, encompassing land-, sea-, and air-based platforms, is a critical aspect of the required overall technical breadth. The candidate will be expected to effectively present their work in program and business unit reviews and to provide expert counseling and mentoring. The selected candidate will be expected to lead diverse teams, providing technical oversight and task delegation. The customers of this position will include internal Raytheon personnel and programs as well as external Government(s) personnel and programs. The selected candidate will work with the customer and engineering leadership to define design requirements to validate and to verify that hardware being designed is compliant with requirements.

As a fellow, it is expected that the candidate work across Product Lines and Business Units as critical needs dictate of the Enterprise. Additionally, a fellow will seek out and establish apprenticeships to enable a teaching culture at Raytheon Missile Systems. In this position, they must have exhibited a proven track record with national recognition of a mechanical systems architecture mindset in developing airframe structures working across a product’s life cycle. The candidate of choice encompasses history of design innovation validated by patents and technical papers, serving as the expert through integration and qualification of mechanical structures, and lead Failure Investigation Teams in resolution to complex production sustainment issues and / or flight anomalies.

As a core team member your tasks will include:
  • Influencing air vehicle system architecture in pre-proposal and proposal phases
  • Leading development and design activities of missile and air vehicle airframe structures
  • Guiding the development of the engineering personnel in airframe development
  • Reducing design cycle time and development costs for air vehicle development
  • Briefing senior Raytheon personal and customers
  • Collaborating across Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, and Quality
  • Interface directly with Office of the Chief Engineer and Program Management Office

Required Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years' applicable experience focused on design, analysis, fabrication, integration and testing of advanced airframes
  • Design and system integration of components into a flight vehicle
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to lead multidisciplinary team
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to integrate complex environments to achieve the airframe optimal system performance
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to establish cost effective methods for testing and validation of an air vehicle design
  • Experience generating proposals for airframe development
  • Experience within aerospace industry
  • US Citizen

Desired Experience and Skills:
  • Master's degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
  • Sixteen 16+ years professional experience with national recognition in industry
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities from multiple sources
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction
  • Demonstrated ability to put forth and drive technical execution plans
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Security Clearance: Existing DoD Secret clearance preferred
  • Experience with and presenting to FRB, ERB, CCB, MRB, PCB, PMAB, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in government processes such as IMS, EVMS, SPI, CPI, etc.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering


Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is the world leader in the design, development and production of missile systems for critical requirement including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, missile defense and directed energy weapons. RMS is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with over 11,000 employees operating at sites across the country and internationally.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering/Material Science
Mechanical Engineering

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
AZ - Tucson

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