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Raytheon Technologies Propulsion Engineer Early Career in Tucson, Arizona

Are you seeking an opportunity to develop propulsion design technologies expertise?

Would you enjoy knowing your efforts directly impact defending our nation and allies?

If you can answer "yes" to these questions, we want to talk to you!

Are you seeking an opportunity to develop propulsion design technologies expertise?

Would you enjoy knowing your efforts directly impact defending our nation and allies?

If you can answer "yes" to these questions, we want to talk to you!

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trail blaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:

The Energetics and Propulsion department within the Mechanical Products Team (MPT) is seeking a Propulsion Engineer at our Tucson site that is responsible for propulsion design and performance simulation.

You will work with both internal and external customers to cooperatively to help develop future business opportunities and position RMD for future propulsion and missile system growth.

You will support development of rocket propulsion preliminary system designs and perform propulsion system analyses to meet customer requirements.

You should have experience in the design and testing of a variety of propulsion configurations including tactical and strategic propulsion systems.

This position may also provide engineering support and subcontractor technical oversite for propulsion system production, design, and process improvements as a Responsible Engineering Authority (REA).

There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate, so don’t hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Meet with customers as required to foster and establish future business relationships, and support Requests for Information (RFI’s) and proposals, as required.

  • Conduct propulsion system sizing, mass estimation, trajectory simulation, and performance analyses

  • Develop preliminary system designs and analyses that involve the use of a variety of system sizing, performance, and mission fly-out analytical tools

  • Will develop propulsion system concepts, apply basic engineering equations, develop inputs for and run existing codes, assess and correlate code output

  • Develop solutions to a variety of complex problems using various performance modeling techniques, established precedents, and policies for guidance.

  • May direct, coordinate, and review the work of a small staff of cross-functional engineers

  • You will focus on both in-house and supplier’s design and analysis of components related to missiles systems.

  • You will support diverse teams, providing technical oversight to a team often comprised of cross functional disciplines, leveraging their network of Subject Matter Experts.

  • The work is performed with limited direction either individually, in a team environment, or in a supervisory capacity.

    Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in propulsion system and/or rocket performance analysis

  • Rocket propulsion industry technical experience and/or relevant coursework is required

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

    Qualifications We Value:

  • Five (5) years of experience in the performance analysis of propulsion systems

  • Expertise in: Conceptual, developmental, and production design phases

  • Ability to 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.

  • Develop and deliver technical presentations to management and government agencies.

  • Experience with and presenting to FRB, ERB, CCB, MRB, PCB, PMAB, etc.

  • Effective interpersonal, communication and networking skills, ability to work well with others including customers and suppliers

  • Ability to work in a team environment with timely problem resolution utilizing a professional, positive, proactive attitude, strong customer focus, and a desire to help others

  • Ability to recognize roadblocks/issues and elevate/suggest appropriate corrective action

  • Existing DoD clearance preferred

    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 we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.


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.