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Raytheon Technologies Mechanical Engineer - Hypersonic Structures and Design in Tucson, Arizona

Are you a mechanical engineer who’s ready to take on a challenging role to help defend our nation? Are you ready for the challenge of designing developing, and building advanced high speed airframes?

The Mechanical Products Team (MPT) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer II in Hypersonic Structures Engineering and Design, responsible for mechanical engineering design of Ultra High Temperature (UHT) structures and Thermal Protection Systems (TPS). MPT uses state-of the-art tools, processes, technology, and Six Sigma principles. MPT’s capabilities encompass a broad range of technical disciplines which include engineering, manufacturing, technical services, materials, processes, analysis, test and documentation

This position will focus on design, analysis, fabrication, integration and testing of advanced high speed airframes. UHT structures include ceramic composite materials, such as carbon-carbon, and refractory metals.

As a Mechanical Engineer II, the individual be expected to work under Subject Matter Expert (SME) guidance, utilizing experiences to design and develop new types of airframe assemblies that can survive in unique and extreme environments, often pushing the limits of material systems.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance within 1 year of start date. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance. This position can be a salary grade level of G08 or G09 based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibilities required for the position

As a core team member your tasks will include:

  • Derivation of conceptual design with limited requirements. The candidate will work closely with members from other engineering disciplines; aerodynamics, systems, materials science and guidance, navigation, & control.

  • Design high temperature structures and assemblies, prone to failure because of extreme temperatures

  • Design cold structures utilizing TPS, prone to failure because of extreme temperatures.

  • Perform design trade studies

  • Communicate technical designs, analysis, and trade studies to senior leadership and customers

  • Responsible Engineering Authority (REA) to suppliers, able to inform design and tailor it to suite manufacturing capability.

  • Design for weight optimized primary and secondary airframe structures

  • Emphasis on design for manufacturing and assembly


  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering , Mechanical Engineering, or other applicable engineering degree

  • 4+ years of experience in mechanical engineering design environment

  • 4+ year of experience using CAD for design

  • 2+ years of experience in aerospace, mechanical, or equivalent engineering environment, demonstrating systems engineering design or development

  • Demonstrated familiarity of design with Ultra High Temperature materials

  • 1+ years of experience with mass properties management


  • Master’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering

  • 6+ years of experience in mechanical engineering design environment

  • Experience working in pre-design and conceptual phases of design

  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written

  • Experience with harness and interconnect design or manufacturing

  • Security Clearance: Existing DoD Secret clearance preferred


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.