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Principal Environmental Test Engineer

Company: Raytheon Careers
Location: Tucson
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

*Date Posted:*
United States of America*Location:*
AZ889: RMS AP Bldg 930 1151 East Hermans Road Building 930, Tucson, AZ, 85706 USA*Position Role Type:*
OnsiteAt 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.

The Environmental Test (ET) organization is an engineering organization that supports all programs across Raytheon. The ET organization provides testing capability for every phase of the product life cycle from prototype to production. Environmental testing includes mechanical shock, electrodynamic vibration, salt fog, climatic environments such as temperature, altitude, and humidity, high temperature quartz lamp testing, structural testing, test fixture design, and custom instrumentation installations and data acquisition support.

Environmental Test is seeking a Principal Test Engineer for the Environmental Test Vehicles (ETV) group. The ETV group designs, builds, and provides field test support for the collection of flight test environmental data for all air launched weapon systems. The Principal Test Engineer will be responsible for performing planning, vehicle design, development, build, integration verification, and field/flight test support for multiple missile programs. The Principal Test Engineer will also provide estimates for new vehicle builds as well as perform technical, cost, and schedule oversight of the work performed by members of the group.
This position is an onsite role located in Tucson, AZ.

  • What You Will Do:*
  • Develop instrumentation and data acquisition plans for new vehicle builds and older vehicle rebuilds.
  • Design and model instrumentation layout, data acquisition system placement, and associated harnessing for new vehicle builds.
  • Lead program reviews to include consent to ship, test readiness reviews and design reviews.
  • Train team members and other support personnel in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the instrumentation and data acquisitions systems onboard all vehicles.
  • Support flight testing at offsite locations to include international travel.
  • Create schedules and budgets and track progress of team to ensure they are met.
  • Implement engineering best practices to ensure test vehicle build quality and reliability.
  • Communicate status of ongoing efforts with ET leadership and internal program customers.
  • Qualifications You Must Have:*
  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations
  • A minimum of three (3) years engineering testing experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience with instrumentation and/or data acquisition systems
  • 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.
  • Qualifications We Prefer:*
  • Preferred engineering majors include Electrical, Aerospace, or Mechanical with prior technical experience in an environmental test organization with emphasis in test planning and execution.
  • Strong technical writing abilities.
  • Experience leading engineering teams and managing moderately sized projects or processes.
  • Experience with electrical and mechanical solid modeling and analysis software.
  • Experience in coaching, reviewing, and delegation of work to lower-level professionals.
  • Experience with strain gauge installation and troubleshooting, wiring harness design and fabrication, test vehicle build, and testing.
  • Experience supporting flight testing and working at military bases.
  • Experience with analyzing data to validate sensor functionality and test specifications, as well as flight test data.
  • High situational awareness and ability to effectively work multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Current DoD secret or TS/SSBI clearance.
  • What We Offer**:*
    Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a 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 benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
    *Additional Information:*
    Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

    * *Onsite*: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.
    Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility 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: [
    Location Information

    * Tucson, AZ - [
    The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 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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