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Businesses Raytheon Missiles & Defense Clearance type Secret Relocation eligible Yes Job ID 166092BR Date posted 08/06/2020 City Sacramento State CA Country United States
Do you have a passion for Warhead Technology?

Would you enjoy working on advanced warhead technologies using scientific principles, theories and concepts to the weapon warhead system for implementation into missiles?

Do you strive for customer satisfaction?

Are you a team player and builder?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, we want to talk to you!
The Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer - Warheads position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department of the Mechanical Products Team. This organization is responsible for the full spectrum of warhead, fuzing, and propulsion designs/technology, including power systems, ignition, and all other weapon initiation safety systems technology. This individual would develop architectures, top level design concepts, requirements, and performance modeling for new payload systems and other energetic needs. This position is located in Sacramento, CA.

The successful candidate will:
  • Apply and/or develop advanced warhead technologies using scientific principles, theories and concepts to the weapon warhead system for implementation into missiles
  • Provide technical oversight to the subcontractor
  • Review and disposition subcontract data and change requests; prepare and present data to management, government agencies; and project cost account management
  • Support the Safety Engineering organization by planning and performing insensitive munitions testing and safety analyses as needed
  • Frequently interface with the Customer to identify user needs
  • Manage subcontract suppliers to specify and deliver required subsystem components on schedule and on budget
Key Responsibilities (essential functions):
  • Contribute to technology development roadmaps
  • Lead development of design concepts for target defeat mechanisms (warheads)
  • Design, analyze, test and evaluate warhead systems
  • Perform warhead system/component design
  • Provide technical oversight of subcontracted design activities and technical direction to warhead engineers
  • Support failure analysis and corrective action through redesign of failed warhead component or system
  • Present warhead design models and supporting analyses/test results to internal and customer review meetings
  • Support proposals requiring warhead technologies
  • Provide counsel and mentoring for more junior members of the Department
  • Oversee development of Critical Item Development Specifications (CIDS)
  • Oversee fact-finding and contract negotiations
  • Test data reduction
  • Generate warhead performance data files for use in performance assessments and requirements compliance
  • Ensure technical rigor and depth of all deliverables
  • Must be willing to travel to suppliers and government facilities
  • Technical management of subcontracts on Government programs
  • Proposal and cost preparation, requirements definition, and warhead subsystems analysis, test and verification; operational test support; supplier collaboration
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment

Required Experience, Skills and Education:
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in warhead engineering or related (8 years with a MS degree and 6 years with Ph.D.)
  • Must have experience in:
    • Warhead or Energetic Device Design & Analyses
    • Warhead system or subsystem technology readiness level (TRL) maturation or development
  • Bachelor of Science in any of the following: General Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, Math, Applied Physics or related engineering degree.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Experience, Skills and Education:
  • 12 plus years of directly related experience in warhead subsystems design, development, and test
  • Development of warhead Technical Performance Measures (TPM), Key Product Characteristics (KPC), Key Characteristic Control (KCC)
  • Experience with ordnance manufacturing process technologies
  • Experience with Munitions mitigation technology (design, materials)
  • Supplier collaboration experience and oversight generating specifications and statements of work (SOW)
  • Experience in business development and technology road mapping
  • Demonstrated success as a team leader
  • Systems architecture as warhead subsystem designer
  • Co-development of threat defeat requirements from system lethality analyses and validating design lethality implementation in flight simulators
  • Validation and verification of lethality elements in system performance modeling from development and qualification tests of subsystems
  • Engineering design in development projects
  • Project Management as applied to team interaction and deliverables
  • Design and analysis of mechanical subsystems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, Power Point & Project)
  • Advanced engineering degree (M.S., PhD.)
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Raytheon Technologies is an equal opportunity 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.

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