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**Minimum $30k Sign-on Bonus- Principal Adhesive Materials Scientist

Company: Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Location: Tucson
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

  • **This position is eligible for a minimum of $30,000.00 Sign-On Bonus**
  • **Sign-on bonuses are not permitted for internal candidates.About Us: At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges - together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.Job Summary:The Materials Engineering Department, which functions within the Mechanical Products Team, is looking for a materials scientist with adhesives experience to join our team. This position will offer a qualified candidate the opportunity to serve as an adhesives subject matter expert, perform hands-on-testing of materials and engage with other subject matter experts in areas including adhesives, thermal interface materials, polymers, tapes, labels, composites, and various other production materials. The role will support all phases of product life cycle (including design, development, and production) for a multitude of programs. Analyses will cover a wide range of topics from material characterization, development, process improvement, obsolescence, and failure analysis. Tasks will require careful attention to detail, fundamental scientific and material knowledge, project management skills, testing of materials, and documentation of results. Collaboration with engineers, subject matter experts, and suppliers is required. Candidate must be able to manage and coordinate a wide variety of simultaneous tasks within set schedule requirements. This candidate will become part of a multi-disciplined team.Responsibilities to Anticipate:
    • Assessing materials based on conformance to specifications
    • Conducting hands on testing of materials using a variety of laboratory techniques and instrumentation
    • Developing methods and test plans
    • Leading large-scale adhesive and materials type projects including failure analysis investigations
    • Following standard written protocols and utilizing a variety of databases
    • Reviewing material documentation and assessment of specifications
    • Reviewing technical thermal and mechanical data (DSC, DMA, TGA, TMA, and Rheology)
    • Evaluation of obsolescence risk
    • Engagement with subject matter experts to understand material usage
    • Travel to and engagement with suppliers to support production efforts and product quality control
    • Engagement with engineers to understand customer needs and provide customer support
    • Consistent engagement with chief technologists, program leadership, and management to provide project status updates
    • Documentation and communication of results and findingsQualifications You Must Have:
      • Education: Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), specifically in Chemistry or Materials Science/Engineering. An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for 3 additional years of experience .
      • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in adhesives, chemistry, or materials science
      • Experience with thermal analysis including hands on experience with instrumentation such as; TGA, DSC, DMA, and Rheology
        • Academic or professional experience with adhesive and thermal interface material design, application, and failure analysis
        • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearanceQualifications We Value:
          • Understanding of material safety datasheets and Military/Industrial Specifications
          • Understanding and hands on experience of Instrumental Analysis techniques (FTIR, UV-Vis, DSC, DMA, TMA, TGA, Rheology, GCMS, NMR, ICP-OES, HPLC, GPC, SEM, EDS)
          • Understanding of Analytical Chemistry
          • Understanding of Polymer Chemistry
          • Understanding of Systems Engineering
          • Experience designing and applying adhesive materials at a system level, particularly in an Aerospace environment
          • Adhesives or thermal interface material type research in an academic or industrial setting
          • Strong communication, interpersonal, planning and time management skills
          • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
          • Demonstrated strong written and verbal scientific communication skills
          • Demonstrated ability to lead and complete large scale multi-disciplined scientific based projects including failure analysis investigations
          • Ability to write concise technical reports summarizing analyses
          • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers from diverse communities and cultures
          • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues who represent a diversity of work and conflict resolution stylesWhat We Offer:Whether you are 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.Additional Details: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: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htmEmployee 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 (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding.Raytheon Technologies 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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