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Raytheon Technologies Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer - Design, Integration, and Validation of Test Equipment in El Segundo, California

In the last few years you might have seen several amazingly beautiful images on social media of the Earth from space in exquisite detail, or perhaps images in the news forecasting the weather and reporting on natural disasters. Maybe you’ve even gazed at these images from deep space wondering when humans will journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Behind many of these amazing images are the technologies and innovations created by the engineers at Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RIS). Our RIS El Segundo campus is situated in sunny Southern California, a location rich in aerospace history, we have unparalleled heritage in advanced sensing systems for space exploration, national security, and civil space programs.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer - Design, Integration, and Test Automation to join the Space Test Automation team at our El Segundo, California campus to further help evolve our technology and grow our business into new domains and markets. In this role you will be responsible for leadership in the design, development, assembly, Integration & Test (I&T), and validation of Mechanical Special Test Equipment (MSTE) for Space hardware and remote sensing applications.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is passionate about advances in technology, has an innovative mindset, dedicated to catalyzing continuous improvements, and enjoys proactive interaction and collaboration with multiple engineering teams and functional disciplines.

Security Clearance Requirement: An active and in-scope Secret or above level U.S. Security Clearance is required; U.S. citizenship is required due to U.S. citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance

Required Skills:

  • Extensive Mechanical Engineering Project Management experience within an integrated product team environment

  • Lead design and development experience of Test Equipment for Defense and/or Aerospace Systems

  • Extensive leadership experience in an engineering laboratory transitioning from design to production / manufacturing through integration and test creating assembly procedures and test plans for Mechanical Support Equipment

  • Comprehensive Mechanical CAD experience (ProE / CREO highly preferred)

  • Advanced understanding and experience of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Experience with presenting program technical status and/or program cost and schedule reporting throughout the engineering product lifecycle for executive leadership, functional management, and/or senior level internal / external stakeholders

  • Proposal development experience, including Basis of Estimate (BOE) creation. (Earned Value Management ((EVM)) highly preferred).

  • Experience creating and presenting formal review packages, such as: Test Readiness Review (TRR), Failure Review Board (FRB), Material Review Board (MRB), and/or Consent to Ship Review (CTSR)

  • Current Secret Security Clearance required (Top Secret, SSBI, and/or above level Security Clearance highly preferred)

    Desired Skills:

  • Extensive Defense Space Systems experience

  • Excellent technical experience with Optical, Digital and/or RF System Special Test Equipment (STE) hardware

  • Demonstrated electro-mechanical test equipment experience, including: trouble-shooting and failure diagnosis

  • Familiarity with electronic packaging design and integration; including: interpreting signal lists, Electrical Interconnect Diagrams (EICDs), and intra and inter box knowledge

  • Knowledge of commercial Finite Element Software, such as NASTRAN / PATRAN, ANSYS Workbench, and/or ABAQUS

  • Experience in generating Verification Compliance Requirements Matrices, Requirements Verification Plans, Test Requirements Documents, Test Procedures and Requirements Sell-off Documents

  • Technical publications and/or patents

    Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related STEM Degree Program (Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) with 8+ years' of relevant experience required, OR

  • Master's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related STEM Degree Program (Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) with 6+ years' of relevant experience required


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.