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Raytheon Technologies Value Stream Manager - Manufacturing in Tucson, Arizona

The Systems Integration Center – Air Frame Integration (AFI) factory includes product-focused factories that assemble and test large assemblies and Air Frames in support of the Raytheon Missiles & Defense portfolio of weapons to the war fighter.

Emphasizing mission assurance by encouraging initiative at all levels, the Systems Integration Center manages customer commitments through quality, cost and schedule execution, with a goal to achieve “No Doubt” solutions and instill confidence in our customers by providing consistently reliable products.

The Value Stream Manager (VSM) is responsible for all manufacturing related activities within a production or depot-manufacturing environment.

The successful candidate will report to the Factory Manager and be accountable for the daily management and direction of a cross functional team which includes the Value Stream Lead (VSL), Production Support team (ME, PTE, IE, QE, PC) and Production REA support team.

The VSM will be tasked to define clear operational schedules, priorities, goals and collaborate with functional management to allow for continuous manufacturing of line-flow or end-item products.

Additionally the VSM will have accountability for production, depot deliveries, failure investigation and triage, direction to salary production support, prioritization of design engineering support and safety within their factory area.

This position involves direct support of manufacturing activities and requires spending significant amounts of time in and around factory areas.

The candidate must be capable and willing to work extended hours (when required) in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.

The ideal candidate will possess the demonstrated skills and experience necessary to perform in both manufacturing and technical leadership roles.

The Value Stream Manager is responsible for, but not limited to the following:

Fosters collaboration and communication with upstream and downstream VSM’s

Interface with other VSM’s across shifts

Provides clear priorities to the Value Stream Leads

Overall knowledge of manufacturing principles, manufacturing support team roles and responsibilities, manufacturing systems, production REA support team roles and responsibilities.

Oversees development and sustainment of product focused tooling, equipment and test architecture.

Personnel performance input for all related functions and career development of team members.

Perform a wide variety of sequencing, planning, scheduling, coordinating, failure triage support and reporting tasks in support of the manufacturing workflow.

Compiling labor forecasts and Estimates at Compete (EACs) for the support and touch employees.

Strategic Planning

Define Priorities, Goals, and Manage Quality, Schedule and Hours per Unit (HPU) performance.

Prioritizes project issues and assists in the resolutions process to meet productivity, quality, and organizational goals and contractual delivery requirements.

Interact with support engineering, supply chain, and quality with respect to project schedules

Provide the required resources (facilities, processes, equipment, training, etc.) to ensure all employees work in a safe working environment.

Provide communications as directed or required by higher-level management to ensure employees are aware of pertinent organizational or customer information.

Ensure compliance to all pertinent operating procedures and work instructions.

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

Required Experience:

A minimum of 6 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas:

Manufacturing Support Function

Production REA Support

Electro-optical-mechanical Manufacturing Experience

Shop Floor Management

Team Facilitation

Prior experience utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts and/or Six Sigma project implementation

Experience with managing employees within a Manufacturing, Planning, Scheduling, Finance, Operations, or similar environment

Experience with leading multi-functional teams

Experience with manufacturing test processes including root cause and/or corrective actions

U.S. Citizenship is required

Must have an active U.S. Secret Clearance

Desired Experience:

Knowledge of

Lean Manufacturing Engineering practices and instructions

Knowledge of Quality practices and instructions

Labor management

Understanding of sequencing for fabrication, assembly, installation, testing and other manufacturing operations relation to specific portion of the product.

Knowledge of existing RMD execution systems (SAP, PRISM)

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree required in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.


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.