Thermal Analysis Section Leader


Rms Ap Bldg, AZ

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United States of America


AZ807: RMS AP Bldg 807 1151 East Hermans Road Building 807, Tucson, AZ, 85756 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:

Raytheon Mechanical Engineering (ME) leads in mechanical hardware design, development and production of missiles, radar, sonar, torpedo and combat system equipment. The Mechanical Engineering group uses state-of the-art tools, processes, technology, and Raytheon CORE principles. ME capabilities encompass a broad range of technical disciplines which include engineering, manufacturing, technical services, materials, processes, analysis, test and documentation.

The Mechanical Analysis and Test Department (MA&T) is responsible for ensuring the structural integrity of all RMD Products. From the preliminary concept to fielded weapon support, MA&T delivers innovative and robust structural analysis solutions utilizing methods ranging from classical fundamental and proprietary empirically based techniques, to state of the art finite element methods and commercial computer codes; all complimented and validated by tests executed in a manner to ensure cost effective yet technically balanced solutions.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualification could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

This position is in Tucson, Arizona. The position is onsite.

Travel will be required.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Act as a technical leader (help define/refine and/or develop MA&T department technical processes and tools) and/or lead analysis/test teams

  • Support staffing requests to ensure all programs are staffed the appropriate personnel.

  • Engage with team members to discuss performance and career development

  • Assist with proposal preparation including estimating the scope of new engineering projects.

  • Perform Hand Calculations to determine scope of higher detail analysis models

  • Perform detailed analysis to solve diverse program structural challenges

  • Perform peer reviews of all analysis to validate process and results

  • Document results according to Raytheon ME standards

  • Deliver results to customers (internal and external)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics and 10+ years of experience OR in absence of a degree, 14 years of experience. An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience

  • 10 years of thermal analysis experience

  • Experience in leadership of engineering teams driving technical and cost performance

  • Experience with Thermal Finite Element Analysis using PATRAN or ANSYS or equivalent software.

  • Experience in mechanical principles to solve classical structural analysis solutions both inside and outside of finite element tools

  • Experience in workstations that run Windows and Office Suite

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work on a Raytheon plant-site including the ability to attend in-person meetings, visit test laboratories

  • 10 or more years of experience in the structural analysis of complex systems that require collaboration of multiple engineering disciplines (such as a weapon system)

  • Experience mentoring new hires and junior engineers

  • Earned Value Management System knowledge

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities

  • Demonstrated experience in structural testing: planning, organization, execution, data reduction and correlation

  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction

  • Ability to travel to government and other facilities in support of program activities

  • Advanced degree in aforementioned disciplines. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard

  • Experience making presentation to external customers

  • Experience as a technical leader and/or leader of engineering teams

  • Proposal development experience

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 structural analysts who are experts in their respective specialties. The department currently has over 100 structural 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 RMD.

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:

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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