Mechanical Engineering Section Lead – Radar Design


Marlborough, MA

Date Posted:



United States of America


MA802: Marlborough, MA Building 1 1001 Boston Post Road Building 1, Marlborough, MA, 01752 USA

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About Us:

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary:

The Radar Mechanical Design Department leads mechanical design, development, and integration of some of the most innovative land-based and shipboard radars in the world.

The Radar Mechanical Design Department is seeking a Section Leader for the Radar Backend Electronics Section. The Section Leader is responsible for providing frontline management activities and leadership for a diverse team of 15-20 engineers. These activities include technical oversight of programs, technical development of people, training, performance management and resource allocation.

The candidate will ensure two-way communication for section members; serve as the day-to-day liaison to the programs concerning employee job assignments and growth, performance and recognition. Responsibilities also include coordinating program staffing needs and outlooks and optimizing resource utilization. The Section Lead will team with the Department Manager in the execution of ME and Raytheon Technologies Engineering goals and design services and integrity across all program phases.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • The Radar Mechanical Design Department is seeking a motivated Engineering Section Leader with experience in hardware development. In addition to program assignments, the Section Leader will work with the Department Manager and rest of the leadership team in the execution of Mechanical and Raytheon goals.
  • Expect as a section lead to supervise a team of around 15 engineers working closely with them on their performance and career development goals. The manager will also be responsible for managing and maintaining section capabilities to help ensure programs are adequately staffed.
  • Management duties also include performance development and appraisal, salary planning, manpower planning, career coaching, and ensuring adherence to company policies.
  • Candidates will contribute to the technical oversight of employees, monitor program execution, and provide technical expertise in direct support of program efforts and proposal activities.
  • The candidate will ensure two-way communication for section members; serve as the day-to-day liaison to the programs concerning employee job assignments, performance impact and recognition.
  • Assist with proposal preparation including estimating the scope of new engineering projects.

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations. An advanced degree can be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Master’s is equal to 2 years of experience, or a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience.
  • Prior leadership roles (frontline or project leader)
  • Eight (8) years direct experience in hardware engineering design, development and/or production support
  • Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

  • Working knowledge or experience with Radar Architecture, and/or Military electronics
  • Strong presentation and technical writing skills combined with knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools.
  • Experience in being an advocate for process improvement.
  • Ability to build a collaborative network quickly that focuses on empowering employees, leading and motivating teams, and fostering collaboration.
  • Familiarity with Performance Development Processes.
  • Familiarity with Engineering Labor Forecasting
  • Proven ability to manage multiple and competing priorities successfully.
  • Experience with technical and cost proposal development, technical risk management, and managing to cost and schedule requirements for assigned tasks.
  • Ability to multi-task and successfully manage multiple activities at any given time.
  • Master of Science in an Engineering discipline

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care.

The opportunity to work with and learn from a very diverse and highly skilled department of thermal analysts who are experts in their respective specialties. The department currently has over 50 thermal analysts including multiple engineering fellows. The department also currently offers a robust set of Raytheon-taught engineering courses on relevant topics ranging from engineering theory and application, to engineering processes and tools specific to Raytheon.

Clearance Information:

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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 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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