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Raytheon Technologies Senior Lab Support Engineer in Goleta, California

Raytheon Technologies is growing! Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS) is a leading provider of Space, Airborne and Electronic Warfare and Self Protect Systems. Our engineers are solving problems to better support our warfighters and make the world a safer place.

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We have immediate and upcoming opportunities with Lateral Test Capabilities at our highly sought-out Goleta facility (located near beautiful Santa Barbara, California) for a Senior Lab Support Engineer.

This is an opportunity to work in a creative and collaborative environment within out Specialty Engineering – Systems Engineering center. Lateral Test Capabilities is responsible for all Engineering laboratories in RIS - testing Space and Airborne products across multiple Raytheon product groups - and hold over 320 labs across the US. We provide electronics, Environmental testing, EMI testing, TEMPEST testing, cooling cart development, rapid prototyping and general engineering development lab support.

Job Description:

The Senior Lab Support Engineer provides our engineering labs with technical and engineering lab oversite.

You will use your strong lab support background to independently perform troubleshooting of engineering development hardware, setups, cabling interfaces and specialized test equipment workstations; perform project tracking, program scheduling, and tracking of lab test equipment and calibration requirements. The Senior Engineer also insures all lab property management task are compliant and supports general engineering tasks to include interfacing with programs, security, Environmental Health & Safety and facilities. Typical duties include:

  • Develop workstation area layouts and diagrams; maintaining electrical hardware workstations and support interface equipment

  • Interfacing daily with multiple program lead engineers to meet current and future program lab test requirements and schedules

  • Performs calibration for test equipment and tools; tracking the calibration schedule for all test equipment and measurement tools and facilitating the collection and return from calibration services contractor(s)

  • Communicating with and functioning as liaison between specialized test equipment, general parts suppliers to insure successful repair / replacement of hardware and restoration of effected device or part.

  • Creating and submitting all required Raytheon Technologies process forms for various transactions, specifically: RFPQ (Request for Repair Quote), PR (Purchase Request), Excess Equipment, Red Tag, Environmental Health & Safety Lab Audit

Required Skills:

Requires a four-year Degree plus minimum 8 years of related experience – OR – an equivalent combination of education and experience, to include:

  • 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

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

  • Strong verbal, written communications and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with project management / oversight

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

  • Prior experience in a dynamic test engineering lab environment.

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

  • Experience performing ‘hands-on’ lab support across all assigned statement of work

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active (or active within past 2 years) DoD Secret Clearance.

Relocation Assistance May be Available

Desired Skills:

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

  • Fixture design for climatic and dynamic tests

  • Write test plans, procedures, reports, proposals, basis of estimates (BOE)

  • Light programming to produce automated testing, reporting, and documentation

  • Experience using Pro Engineer, MatLab, ANSYS Structural Analysis

  • Support testing performed at offsite labs

Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree plus 8 yrs experience – OR - equivalent combination of education and experience.


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.