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Raytheon Technologies Ordnance Assessment Engineer in Tucson, Arizona

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 an Ordnance Assessment Engineer you will perform Surveillance/Ordnance Assessment (OA) engineering activities in support of a missile program. The Ordnance Assessment Program is a combined surveillance and shelf life assessment program that assists our customers in inventory management decisions and provides a continuing assessment of the effects of operational environments on the product’s safety, quality, performance, reliability, and service life status.

Program activities include:

  • Performing hardware accelerated aging (environmental exposure)

  • Executing missile and lower level teardown inspections

  • Coordinating accelerated aging and testing of energetic and mechanical components

  • Performing analysis and assessments based upon test data and hardware inspections

  • Support and document missile inspections and test procedures

  • Perform analysis of missile components for failure assessment

    Responsibilities to Anticipate:

    In this role, you’ll work with a variety of stakeholders, including our Customers, various commercial and government test facilities, test integrated product teams as well as Raytheon Missiles & Defense engineering and support organizations. You’ll collaborate with engineers and scientists to evaluate product service/shelf life limitations, performance, safety, and reliability and will oversee surveillance activities including environmental and functional testing at internal and external test facilities.

    Additional responsibilities include:

  • Engineering analysis

  • Oversight of test & evaluation

  • Generation of test plans

  • Test reports

  • Reduction of test data for use in making service/shelf life predictions in support of contract deliverables

  • Identifying methods and processes to uncover service/shelf life limitation in all aspects of product design

  • Participation in Program and Technical reviews

    Estimated 10% domestic travel required for offsite testing of energetics and working group meetings with our customers.

    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 5 years of experience

    Qualifications You Must Have:

    Education: BS in a STEM discipline or BA in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science.

    Employment Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience with weapons inspections, hardware testing, or hardware integration

  • 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 with weapons loading in accordance with Military specifications and standards E

  • Experience with root cause or failure analysis

  • Experience with Reliability and failure modes

  • Experience with statistical analysis techniques

  • Experience with project management

  • Understanding of environmental effects on hardware and application of technical theories and concepts in relation to the operation of aging

  • Ability to take an analytical approach and utilize technical knowledge to solve challenges

  • Ability to execute to project plans, schedules, budgets, resource requirements, and performance standards

  • Ability to effectively multi-task

  • Effective communication skills

  • Presentation and writing skills

    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:

    This job is posted internally as: Sr. Systems Engineer I/ Sr. Systems

    Engineer II


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.