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Senior Principal Thermal Analysis and Test Engineer TX

Company: Raytheon
Location: Dallas
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Date Posted:

2024-01-03Country:

United States of AmericaLocation:

AZ805: RMS AP Bldg 805 1151 East Hermans Road Building 805, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USAPosition Role Type:

OnsiteAbout Us:

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of todays mission and stay ahead of tomorrows threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary:


Raytheon Mechanical Engineering (ME) leads in mechanical hardware design, development and production of missiles, radar, sonar, torpedo and combat system equipment. The Mechanical Engineering group uses state-of the-art tools, processes, technology, and Raytheon CORE principles. ME capabilities encompass a broad range of technical disciplines which include engineering, manufacturing, technical services, materials, processes, analysis, test and documentation.

The Mechanical Analysis and Test Department (MA&T) is responsible for ensuring the structural integrity of all Raytheon Products. From the preliminary concept to fielded weapon support, MA&T delivers innovative and robust structural analysis solutions utilizing methods ranging from classical fundamental and proprietary empirically based techniques, to state of the art finite element methods and commercial computer codes; all complimented and validated by tests executed in a manner to ensure cost effective yet technically balanced solutions hardware on all of the Raytheon projects.


The Thermal Analyst is responsible for detailed Thermal analysis to support all phases of programs including development and production. The analyses will cover a wide range of difficult problems, requiring solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. The analysis tasks will span the spectrum from classical hand analyses to detailed analyses requiring the use of finite element analysis software. A Thermal Analyst of this salary grade is expected to have a level of technical competence with thermodynamic principles. The Thermal Analyst will be held accountable for completing his/her work within the agreed upon cost and schedule. Additionally, the selected candidate will be expected to present their work for peer reviews and to be a peer reviewer for other engineers work. Finally, the analyst is expected to plan and support tests, perform data reduction and engage in thermal model correlation.

We value diverse skills and experience, so dont hold back. Your qualification could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If youre passionate about what you could accomplish here, wed love to hear from you.

The Mechanical team is searching for an experienced Senior Principal Thermal Analysis and Test Engineer to work in our Tucson, AZ location. The position is onsite.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

You will be responsible for detailed Thermal analysis to support all phases of programs including development and production.


The analyses will cover a wide range of difficult problems, requiring solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.


The analysis tasks will span the spectrum from classical hand analyses to detailed analyses requiring the use of finite element analysis software.


As a Thermal Analyst, you will work under general direction and will be expected to define the scope and level of analysis required to meet required objectives and will be held accountable for completing the work within the agreed upon cost and schedule.


Additionally, you will be expected to present their work for peer reviews and to be a peer reviewer for other engineers work.


The customers of this position will include internal personnel and programs as well as external Government(s) personnel and programs.

You will work with the customer and engineering leadership to define testing required to validate Thermal analyses and to verify that hardware is compliant with requirements.





You are expected to plan and support tests, perform data reduction, and engage in Thermal model correlation.


May travel to government and other facilities in support of program activities




Basic Qualification:

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations. In absence of a degree, 14+ years of experience. An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience


10 years of professional experience in thermal analysis.


Experience with Thermal Finite Element Analysis using PATRAN or ANSYS or equivalent software.


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



Preferred Qualifications:

Twelve (12) or more years of experience in the Thermal analysis of complex systems that require collaboration of multiple engineering disciplines (such as a weapon system)


Experience performing hand calculations based on fundamental equations


Current DoD Secret clearance


Applied work experience managing a group, leading a small team, or serving as a technical lead


Demonstrated experience in leading thermal testing: planning, organization, execution, data reduction and correlation


Ability to manage multiple priorities


Ability to work independently and self-starter


Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction


Experience in:

Electronic Cooling


Aerodynamic heating analyses




Experience with solid modeling CAD tool such as ProENGINEER or equivalent


Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written


Proficiency with engineering workstations running Windows and Office suite


Advanced degree in aforementioned disciplines. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard



What We Offer:


Whether youre 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.

The opportunity to work with and learn from a very diverse and highly skilled department of thermal analysts who are experts in their respective specialties. The department currently has over 50 thermal analysts including multiple engineering fellows. The department also currently offers a robust set of Raytheon-taught engineering courses on relevant topics ranging from engineering theory and application, to engineering processes and tools specific to Raytheon.

Clearance Information:


Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

Location Information:


This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidates work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the companys performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.RTX 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.

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