Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Raytheon Missiles & Defense
September 17, 2022
Denver, CO
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About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze 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:

Manufacturing Engineers develop and improve manufacturing processes by studying products and manufacturing methods. They analyze product specifications to determine appropriate designs and processes that support these customer requirements. You would apply your skills to develop, test, modify, and create solutions through a collaborative effort with various teams.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualification 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:

  • Managing large scale design, control, and improvements to the manufacturing process

  • Developing Manufacturing Data Packages (MDPs) including assembly instructions, workflow/routing, labor standards, tool, and fixture designs

  • Establishing engineering design requirements tailored to manufacturing processes

  • Supporting manufacturing areas daily with process troubleshooting, incorporation of engineering changes into the MDP

  • Leading non-conforming material analysis with root cause and corrective action analysis as required

  • Leading Continuous Improvement through process improvements to improve cycle time, reduce ergonomic risk to assemblers, automate, reduce costs (both direct and indirect) using Six Sigma principles and data driven decision making

  • Providing real-time technical support to manufacturers and fabricators; in-house as well as the supply base.

  • Developing and implementing manufacturing process control and performance monitoring

  • Tool/fixture development to drive ergonomics into processes

  • Leading corrective action investigations to prevent recurrence

  • Leading factory wide strategic improvement projects

  • Developing influential relationships with internal customers

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), preferably in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

  • 8 years of related experience OR an Advanced degree in STEM and 5 years of related experience

  • Experience with interpretation of technical documentation

  • Experience within a manufacturing environment

  • Experience leading teams or projects

  • Experience with lean manufacturing

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Access (ATF) clearance.

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

Qualifications We Value:

  • Excellent organizational skills with fine attention to detail

  • Knowledge and ability to apply CORE principles and techniques

  • Technical drawing interpretation, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Experience with technical writing

  • Proficiency with CAD solid modeling tools (preference for CREO/ProE)

  • Demonstrated hands-on mechanical aptitude with the ability to work across disciplines

  • Innovative mindset that drives continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and keeps pace with advances in technology

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong organization skills with ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Proven written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills

  • Current DoD security clearance (secret)

  • Experience with automated tooling, machinery and programming

  • Experience with Refurbishment and Repair requirements and processing of Government Furnished Material (GFM) or Equipment (GFE)

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PPT, Project, Word)

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

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles. ALL eligibility requirements must be met ( see guidelines ) to receive the Referral Awarding.

Clearance Information: 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

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.

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