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Section Lead, Environmental Testing

Company: Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

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 Job Summary: Within TE&EC, the Test Operations & Environments Department includes the Environmental Test (ET) organization. ET is an engineering organization that supports all missile programs across Missiles and Defense. The ET organization provides testing capability for every phase of the product life cycle from prototype to production. - Environmental testing includes mechanical shock, electrodynamic vibration, salt fog, climatic environments such as temperature, humidity, and altitude, high temperature quartz lamp testing, structural testing, test fixture design, and custom instrumentation installations and data acquisition support. Environmental Test is seeking a Section Leader in the field of environmental testing. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing a group of 15-20 engineers who perform complex environmental testing. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring Environmental Test is meeting the needs of its customers through development of its people, processes, and facility. The candidate will be responsible for accurate planning and forecasting of Environmental Test's resources and assets. In this capacity, the candidate needs to possess an extensive knowledge of instrumentation and data acquisition systems, environmental test methodologies, structural testing design and implementation, and fixture design principles. The candidate will report to the Environmental Test Manager and will work in a Multi-Program Closed Area. Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Lead a work group of 15-20 engineers.
  • Develop and mentor engineers in the field of Environmental Test.
  • Participate in hiring activities within the department.
  • Review test plans and procedures for technical content and test safety.
  • Oversee and personally conduct environmental testing to validate models for the purposes of new product qualification, production acceptance, flight test clearance, engineering evaluations, and failure investigations.
  • Assist in creating schedules and budgets.
  • Implement engineering best practices to ensure testing is performed accurately and on schedule.
  • Provide resolution as testing conflicts arise. Qualifications You Must Have:
    • Typically requires a Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics and five (5 ) years of prior relevant experience OR an advanced degree and 3 years of relevant experience may be considered for this role. -In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required . -A PhD can account for 5 years of experience as required for this role.
    • Four (4) or more years prior technical/engineering experience in an environmental test environment with emphasis in test planning and execution
    • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in static and dynamic structural testing or vibration and thermal testing.
    • A minimum of four (4) years of experience with all types of instrumentation to include accelerometers, force transducers, thermocouples, strain gages, load cells, and displacement transducers.
    • A minimum of four (4) years of experience with data acquisition system hardware and software such as Dewesoft, DEWETRON, Somat, or National Instrument's LabVIEW. Or four (4) years of experience using vibration controllers such as Unholtz-Dickie, LMS, Vibration Research, Jaguar, or Crystal Instruments.
    • A minimum of four (4) years of experience with solid modeling and analysis software applications such as PTC ProE/CREO or SOLIDWORKS and ANSYS workbench.
    • A minimum of four (4) years of experience setting up and troubleshooting laboratory mechanical hardware, electrical instruments, and computer systems.
    • A minimum of one (1) year of leadership experience in an engineering setting.
    • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment. Qualifications We Value:
      • Masters of Science or Ph.D. in Engineering (Preferred majors: Electrical, Aerospace or Mechanical).
      • Strong problem-solving skills.
      • Strong communication and leadership skills including effective written, verbal, and listening.
      • High situational awareness and ability to effectively work multiple projects simultaneously.
      • Experience developing and evaluating requirements and able to evaluate test issues and define solutions.
      • Experience developing strategies in support of organizational efficiency improvements.
      • Working knowledge of test equipment troubleshooting processes
      • Current DoD secret or TS/SSBI clearance.
      • Understanding of basic management approaches such as work scheduling, prioritizing, coaching and process execution. 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. #LI-Onsite Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Keywords: Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Seattle , Section Lead, Environmental Testing, Other , Seattle, Washington

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