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Raytheon Technologies Section Manager – Environmental Test and Lab Support Team in Goleta, California

The EW Systems Engineering Department has an exciting new opportunity available for a Section Manager with responsibility for our Environmental Test and Lab Support Team. The Section Manager will perform direct line management activities while providing important leadership for approximately 10 lab systems support engineers with expertise in providing test engineering laboratory operations support.

The Section Manager will be responsible for the technical quality of all of the work products produced by those in the section while also ensuring that the work is done on schedule and on budget. The SM will interact frequently with the Department Manager, Chief Engineers and team leads, ensuring that the section is meeting the needs of its stake holders. In addition , the SM is responsible for general engineering tasks including; interfacing with Quality Assurance, Cyber security, Security, Environmental Health & Safety and facilities.

Three quarters of the Section Manager's time will be devoted to direct work on programs, as an individual contributor, technical reviewer, or other as needed role. The SM will be an effective communicator, leader, and decision maker, and a strong advocate for process improvement, diversity in the work force, and high professional standards. The SM will ensure two-way communications for section members; serve as a day-to-day liaison to the programs concerning employee job assignments, performance, and recognition for those working in the section. Responsibilities also include coordinating program staffing needs, interviewing applicants, career development of people, new business proposal support and audits of assigned labs.

Required Skills :

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in lab management, environmental testing, development engineering, or manufacturing of defense related electronic systems

  • Prior experience in a Systems Integration Lab (SIL) environment, working in a team environment with very diverse levels of engineers

  • Electrical hardware verification and validation; electrical troubleshooting of unit level-to- systems to identify root cause of failure; experience with use of common and specialized test equipment

  • Strong attention to detail skills are critical to insure 100% compliance of processes

  • Experience leading small teams to achieve goals on cost and schedule

  • Interfacing with key critical stake holders at all levels of organization

  • Leading team or individual on initiatives for continuous process improvement

  • Experience with project management /oversight and staffing requirements

  • Can work effectively in both independent and team environments

  • Strong verbal, written communications and interpersonal skills

  • Proposal support, write task description, basis of estimates (BOE)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

  • Active DoD Secret Security clearance

    Desired Skills :

  • Experience in execution of environmental tests including vibration, shock, temperature cycling, temperature shock, temperature altitude, temperature humidity

  • Write test plans, procedures, reports

  • Support testing performed at offsite labs

  • Understanding of system engineering requirements flow and tools (DOORS)

  • Experience performing ‘hands-on’ lab support across all assigned Statement of Work

    Required Education (including Major):

  • Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or technical field

    This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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.