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Raytheon Technologies Sr Propulsion Engineer I or II - Multi Level in Huntsville, Alabama

Are you someone that has a passion for propulsion?

Are you an individual that has a desire to be part of a team in a fast paced environment that delivers products that protect the war-fighter?

Do you want to be a part of a team that challenges you, grows your skills, and intentionally provides new opportunities to expand your technical breadth?

If you answered yes to these questions, we’d like to talk to you about your career.

The Mechanical Products Team is seeking Propulsion Mechanical Engineers in Huntsville, AL to join the Energetics and Propulsion Department.

The E&P Department is responsible for the full spectrum of propulsion, warhead performance, fuzing, rocket motor ignition power sources, one-shot energetic initiation, and all other energetic systems technology. This position will provide engineering support and subcontractor technical oversite for solid rocket motor propulsion system production, design and process improvements as a Responsible Engineering Authority (REA).

Note: This position can be a Salary Grade G08 (Sr. Mechanical Engineer) or a Salary Grade G09 (Sr. Mechanical Engineer II) based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

The ideal candidate will:

Apply or develop highly advanced technical technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to the systems integration of solid rocket motor propulsion, mechanical and electrical interfaces for integration into missile systems.

Provide technical oversight to propulsion subcontractor(s) to define system requirements and work with them to ensure on time, on budget delivery of compliant hardware and documentation.

Review designs, manufacturing processes and procedures and work directly with subcontractors to apply lean manufacturing and Design For Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) principals and techniques to the design and manufacturing of propulsion systems.

Review manufacturing processes, uncover any issues associated with the propulsion systems and work directly with subcontractors to develop, validate and implement solutions.

Review and disposition subcontract data and change requests; and oversee supplier operations.

Update and maintain propulsion Technical Data Packages (TDPs).

Work in a collaborative environment with program management and other disciplines in long-range program planning concerning obsolesce, product improvement and process improvement.

Develop and deliver technical presentations to management and government agencies.

Work effectively in a distributed collaborative environment with program management and other technical experts.

May travel regularly to government and subcontractor facilities.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Required Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Sr. Propulsion Engineer I -Four (4) or more years of professional experience in mechanical design or production support (MS with 2 years or Ph.D. with 0 years of experience)

  • Sr. Propulsion Engineer II -Six (6) or more years of professional experience in mechanical design or production support (MS with 4 years or Ph.D. with 2 years of experience)

  • Academic or professional propulsion technology and its application to solid and/or mono propellant systems

  • Bachelor of Science in any of the following: General Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, Math, Applied Physics or other engineering degree.

  • U.S Citizenship is required

Desired Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Eight (8) or more years of professional experience in mechanical design or production support (MS with 4 years or Ph.D. with 2 years of experience)

  • Experience in propulsion technology and its application to solid and/or mono propellant systems

  • Experience assessing propulsion requirements, dissemination and flow down to subcomponent levels and requirements verification

  • Specific experience in the development of solid propellant propulsion system design, analysis and testing from conceptual design through qualification and into production

  • Experience with rocket motor testing and/or qualification

  • Experience with engineering design and development projects

  • Proficiency with CAD solid modeling tools and analysis tools

  • Proficiency in CREO or ProENGINEER

  • Proficiency in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)

  • Proficiency in applying drafting standards

  • Experience in generating specifications and statements of work (SOW)

  • Experience in business development and technology road mapping

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative efforts with other technical disciplines

  • Supplier collaboration and technical oversight experience

  • Basic Understanding of the Earned Value Management System

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point & Project)

  • An advanced degree in the aforementioned disciplines


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.