Mechanical Engineer II for RF Design & Prototyping


West University, TX

Date Posted:



United States of America


TX190: 2501 West University, McKinney 2501 West University , McKinney, TX, 75070 USA

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The Raytheon Specialty Aperture Mechanical Design Section is seeking a Mechanical Engineer II for RF design and prototyping at our McKinney, TX location. The candidate will reside within the Advanced EO & RF Mechanical Engineering Department and perform mechanical design, documentation, and prototype fabrication of Antennas, Radomes, Radio Frequency (RF) Sensors, and supporting electronics and sub-systems for early concept development programs. The candidate will contribute to design concept development, mechanical modeling, mechanical RF design, and trade studies in addition to performing hardware fabrication. The candidate may also be involved in small internal research and development (IRAD) projects.

The candidate will be involved in developing technical solutions to a wide range of complex problems. The candidate shall follow established procedures and instructions while working with a Lead Mechanical Engineer to ensure that overall design goals are met. The ideal candidate would have experience in the use of CREO modeling CAD software. The candidate will provide mechanical outlines, construction details, connector selection and specifications, and drawings for piece parts and assemblies. The ideal candidate would also have training and/or experience in the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for design documentation and design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA). Familiarity with ANSI drawing standards is a plus. The candidate will be also responsible for meeting cost, schedule, quality, and performance requirements for their work products. The position will require frequent interaction with electrical engineers, other engineering functions, program chief engineers, and suppliers. Periodic travel, up to 25%, may be required as needed to support off-site activities.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum 2 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of composite and radio frequency products for military and aerospace applications.

A strong desire to perform hands-on fabrication of test articles, components, and prototypes.

Ability to apply basic principles, theories, and concepts within the mechanical engineering field.

Ability to travel periodically to suppliers, manufacturing facilities, and customer sites to support programs (up to 25%).

Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook).

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

U.S. Citizenship status is required, as this position requires an active U.S. Security Clearance.

U.S. Citizenship status is required, as this position will require the ability to access U.S. only data systems.

Ability to obtain U.S. Secret security clearance and special access clearable.

Desired Qualifications:

Solid modeling experience (preferably CREO).

Knowledge of GD&T, ANSI drawing standards, and first order analysis techniques.

Experience with fabrication of polymer matrix composites for radome applications.

Experience with fabrication and application of radar absorbing materials.

Experience with testing of electronics to military environments (MIL-STD-810).

Experience with precision machining and associated CNC equipment programming.

Strong presentation and communication skills.

Active U.S. Secret security clearance and special access clearable.

Required Education:

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university

Desired Education:

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

RTX Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 185,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the Referral Awarding.

The salary range for this role is 64,000 USD - 128,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, age or any other federally protected class.

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