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Raytheon Technologies Zumwalt Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HME) Lead/Test Engineer in San Diego, California

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster, and make a bigger impact on the big picture.

Whole Life Engineering (WLE) is responsible for ensuring our products are Safe, Reliable, Maintainable, and delivered on time. WLE consists of multiple disciplines that support engineering, our program offices, and our customers. Our WLE disciplines participate in the total life cycle of our products from conception to deactivation. Our focus area is product support, including the following disciplines: Reliability, System Safety, and Supportability.

Job Summary:

As a Zumwalt Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HME) Lead/Test Engineer, you’re a member of the Zumwalt Ship’s Control Systems Team. In this role, you’ll apply your experience and technical expertise in support of the integration, test/evaluation, preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance (repair/recovery), and in-service support of the following subsystems:

  • Engineering Control System (ECS)

  • Navigational Sensor System Interface (NAVSSI)

  • Ship Control Subsystem (SCS)

  • AN/WSN-7 Ring Laser Gyrocompass

  • Integrated Bridge System (IBS)

  • SPS 73 Radar

  • Voyage Management System (VMS)

    Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Analyzing equipment failures to determine cause and taking corrective action based on your analysis

  • Working with the team to advise on and assist in developing preventative maintenance programs

  • Communicating with the customer

  • Keeping and maintaining equipment status records

  • Participation in the installation phase (e.g., startup and checkout of control systems and equipment) will be required.

  • Assist in the integration and testing of other systems under the purview of the team.

    Additional responsibilities include:

  • Electronic equipment troubleshooting and repair.

  • Providing assistance or advice on implementing preventative maintenance programs.

  • Creating logistic support artifacts such as technical manuals, instructions, spare parts, and training documentation.

Work Environment

The work will be performed mostly on board a naval vessel under construction and during sea trials. Prior experience working in this environment is desirable.

Physical requirements include:

  • MUST wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Work in confined spaces

  • Work in arduous climates

  • Work in high places

  • Climb stairs

  • Ability to lift and carry 35 lbs.

  • Ability to work in an industrial environment

  • Able to live and work for short periods at sea onboard a US Navy vessel

    This position requires up to approximately 15% travel.

    An advanced degree may be considered for additional years of experience as follows: Master’s Degree is equal to 2 years of experience and a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience

    Qualifications You Must Have:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or an additional 2 years of relevant experience may be substituted for each 1 year of college

Employment Experience:

  • 8+ years’ experience supporting shipboard electronic control systems (e.g. engineering, navigational, radar or voyage management systems)

  • Technical support experience with electronic navigation and/or network communication systems

  • Experience analyzing equipment failures to determine cause and perform corrective actions.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. US Citizenship is required, as only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

  • Experience operating, testing and troubleshooting complex military electronic systems

  • Experience with one or more of the following systems:

  • Raytheon provided systems include the following:

  • Total Ship Computing Environment System infrastructure (TSCEi)

  • Related Government provided systems including:

  • Advanced Degaussing System (ADS)

  • Advanced Communication Control System (ACCS)

  • MK57 Vertical Launch System (VLS)

  • Electronic Modular Enclosure (EME) System and Power Distribution

  • Steering Gear Actuation System (SGAS)

  • Experience with operation of US Navy shipboard electronics systems

  • Experience working aboard a Zumwalt Class ship (DDG 1000)

  • Knowledge of both Analog and Digital signal processing

  • Extensive experience with signal verification activities, test procedure development and test conduct

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well under pressure

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits on offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:

T his job is posted internally as: Principal Technical Support Engineer


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.