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Raytheon Technologies Automation Systems Engineer II in McKinney, Texas

The Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS) Advanced Manufacturing, Modernization, and Technology (AMMT) team is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated team member to take on the role of Sr. Automation Systems Engineer II in our Factory in McKinney, TX.

This position will be responsible for executing automation projects within the McKinney factory.

The Automation Systems Engineer will work for the McKinney Automation Systems Engineering Manager, and will collaborate with local factory leadership, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, operations, supply chain, and front end of the business Automation Lead to execute automation development and deployment and incorporate advanced Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 technologies as well as identify opportunities for process improvements via lean techniques.

The position will be networked across RIS factories, which includes locations in El Segundo (CA), McKinney (TX), Forest (MS), Santa Barbara County (CA), and Largo (FL), in addition to operations and automation engineers from other Raytheon Technologies business units. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of automation deployment and/or sustainment in a factory setting, including high mix, low volume production.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of professional engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, with at least 2 years being directly related to automation and/or controls.

  • Experience in automation systems design, development, deployment, validation and/or sustainment in a factory setting.

  • Experience with automation systems (torque controllers, robots, vision systems, PLCs, etc.)

  • Experience with process integration and electromechanical / mechatronic systems

  • Experience with Distributed Control Systems

  • Strong understanding of automation programming environments

  • Experience in mechanical and/or electrical design, computer vision, artificial intelligence, or other related field.

  • Experience with CAD (Solidworks, Pro E, AutoCAD electrical, etc.)

  • Ability to prioritize during haze of confusion and/or conflicting goals

  • Time & task management skills

  • Ability to lead/manage engineers and technical trades on project teams

  • Ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • US Citizenship is requires as the position will require the ability to access US only data systems

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

    US Citizenship is required as only US Citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment (LVDT and pressure transducers, dispense systems, temperature controllers, DC torque controllers, current and power meters, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, National Electric code, UL508A).

  • Knowledge of Safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA).

  • Experience programming Cartesian, SCARA and Articulated robots is highly desired (Fanuc, UR or others)

  • Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, Fanuc)

  • Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment is highly desired

  • Experience transitioning products and processes from prototype to production desired

  • Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time, improve availability and yield

  • Enforce application of Raytheon standards, manage external integrators during specification generation, design review, design approval

  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits.

  • Understanding of Lean principles and terminology and/or six sigma black belt or equivalent

  • Familiarity with Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory concepts

  • Understanding of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), ISA (International Society of Automation) 95 architectures.

  • Experience with cyber and/or cyber-physical systems security protocols

  • Experience with PLCs, MTConnect, and/or Transactional Automation (use of API, XML)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop technical risk mitigation plans to prevent overruns to budget and schedule

  • Proactively identifies and manages changes in project scope, identifies potential problems, and devises contingency plans

  • Strong interpersonal communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills with the ability to interact positively and collaboratively with others at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to obtain an SSBI clearance, or candidate holds active SSBI.

  • Experience or education in systems engineering and application to automation systems.

    Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics

    Desired Education:

  • Master’s in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics


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.