Principal Propulsion Engineer

Raytheon • Sacramento, CA 94203

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

The Mechanical Subsystems Directorate is hiring a Principal Propulsion Engineer . This position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department, which is responsible for the full spectrum of warhead / rocket motor / DACS design and performance, fuzing, ignition, power sources, one-shot energetic initiation, and all other weapon systems safety device technology. This position is located in Sacramento, CA.

The ideal candidate will:
Apply or develop highly advanced technical technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to the systems integration of propulsion, thrusters, controllers, software, mechanical and electrical interfaces for integration into missile systems and space vehicles. Position will involve both development and production programs across Missile Systems Product Lines
Review manufacturing processes and problem resolution as well as working directly with subcontractors on the design and manufacturing of propulsion systems, especially solid rocket motors
Work in a collaborative environment with program management in long-range program planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research and advancements and be a key spokesperson on programs technical capabilities and future directions
Manage propulsion system development projects and propulsion subcontracts; review and disposition subcontract data and change requests; and oversee supplier operations
Develop and deliver technical presentations to management and government agencies. Frequently interface with the Customer to identify user needs
Be instrumental in obtaining new company business and act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational missile programs
Will travel extensively to government and subcontractor facilities

Required Skills and Experience:
Eight (8) years of experience in propulsive technology and its application to solid, liquid, and mono propellant propulsion systems
Systems knowledge to assure full development of propulsion requirements and dissemination and flow down to subcomponent levels
Demonstrated success as a proposal/cost account manager as well as project/team leader
Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative efforts with other technical disciplines including structural, thermal, aerodynamics and low observables
U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Skills and Experience:
10 or more years of directly related experience in propulsive technology and its application to solid, liquid, and mono propellant propulsion systems
Specific experience in the development of solid, liquid, and mono propellant propulsion systems from conceptual design through final test / assembly
Project engineering skills and experience using Earned Value Management System, knowledge of ProENGINEER modeling tool and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
An advanced technical degree

Required Education (including Major):
Bachelor of Science General, Aerospace, Design, Mechanical or Systems Engineering; Applied or Engineering Physics

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. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.


Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is the world leader in the design, development and production of missile systems for critical requirement including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, missile defense and directed energy weapons. RMS is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with over 11,000 employees operating at sites across the country and internationally.
Relocation Eligible
Clearance Type
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
General Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Type Of Job
Full Time
Work Location
CA - Sacramento

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


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