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Principal Systems Engineer - Control Actuation Systems

Company: Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Location: Tucson
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

The Mechanical Products Group is looking for a Systems Design Engineer with experience in high performance actuation systems and motion controls for its Tucson, Arizona location.

Job Description :

In this position, the candidate will be responsible for developing technical solutions for a wide range of high performance actuation system and motion control challenges, such as aerodynamic steering, thrust vectoring, attitude and divert maneuvering, pointing, and stabilizing of missile systems & subsystems. Responsibility extends across the entire life cycle of the product, from conceptualizing and design, to prototyping and manufacturing, integration and verification testing, through production support. The candidate will be expected to apply sound systems engineering principles to define and solve complex system problems while teaming with a cross-discipline team including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, control systems engineering, software and firmware engineering, , manufacturing engineering, supply chain and others.

The position will lead requirements development for actuation systems, sub-units, modules and software/firmware; define and develop systems tools and processes for actuation systems; champion the development of Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) standards; lead Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) development for actuation systems; develop standardized actuation system architectures with modularity, scalability and adaptability; institutional standardized verification methods and approaches for Design Verification Testing, Qualification Testing and Acceptance Test; champion re-usable and scalable design and development documents to maximize cross-program efficiency. The candidate working with the multi-disciplinary actuation team will implement these systems engineering practices on program applications and implement continuous improvement methodologies to increase efficiency and eliminate systemic issues.

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Day-to-day activities are highly collaborative, both internally across disciplines as well as externally with suppliers, partners and customers. Hands-on opportunity is plentiful, as great emphasis is put on exposing designers to the hardware through participation in prototype building and verification testing, thus enabling firsthand knowledge of system performance.

Assigned responsibilities could grow to include a team leadership role of a major hardware subsystem on a specific program or across several programs. In this role, accountability for technical success across disciplines (systems, mechanical, electrical, controls systems, software, integration, etc.), risk management, system integration into the overall final assembly, and adherence to cost and schedule commitments would be required.

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 & Education : A minimum of eight (8) years of experience with system, electrical or mechanical engineering of actuation systems or motion controls (MS with 6 years or Ph.D. with 4 years of experience)

Experience with electromagnetic or electrohydraulic control actuation systems

Bachelors Degree in any of the following: General Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, Math, Applied Physics or related field.

U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Experience, Skills & Education : Twelve (12) years of experience with system, electrical or mechanical engineering of actuation systems or motion controls

Experience with development of CAS requirements, CAS architecture, requirements risk, requirements verification and validation, system performance & function, safety and environmental compliance.

Experience in working with control actuation systems that employ permanent magnet brush and brushless DC motor technology

Experience of actuation communication busses; electromechanical actuators (using gears, ballscrews, leadscrews etc); position sensors; electronic controllers and power amplifiers.

Understanding of control theory

Experience of Hardware In The Loop development and tools such as dSpace.

Experience with the development of different actuation drive systems including trapezoidal drive, sine drive and field oriented control

Experience in developing and decomposing requirements

Experience with feedback control systems, including sizing, testing and integration, design to manufacturing, kinematic and dynamic simulation and analysis

Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing per ASME Y14.5

Proven ability to deconstruct higher level tasks into discrete lower level work packages and tasks

Experience of developing system based models including Matlab/Simulink and SysML.

Proficient in DOORS

Proficient in Engineering processes and procedures

Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Experience on Failure Investigation Teams with FRACAS / FRB / FR / A / CA

Familiarity with industry standards for system, DC motor, and mechanism design (AGMA, INCOSE, SAE, etc.)

Experience in design and development of test equipment for electromechanical systems that operate under high load and rate

Basic understanding of packaging electromechanical systems for management of grounding, shielding and electrical noise in compact designs

Ability to estimate project / tasks level of effort

Ability to articulate, in both oral and written form, to technical, non-technical and management audiences

Current DoD Security Clearance

Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Computer Science

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. SDL2017

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