Manufacturing Engineer I
Raytheon - Louisville, KY

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Provide manufacturing support for multiple production programs through the development, implementation, and improvement of integrated processes involving weapon system teardown, assembly, and test. This assignment requires daily interaction supporting all work areas on a production team and reports directly to the Value Stream Manager.

Assignments will consist of increasing productivity and quality through value stream flow analysis and capacity/utilization planning, usage of labor, materials, equipment and procedures for most effective manufacturing processes. Approaches and tools used to achieve increased productivity may include; line-flow improvements, lean manufacturing efforts, time standards analysis, developing assembly, test, and inspection instructions. In addition the candidate selected for this job will be required to translate engineering design requirements into formal manufacturing process documentation. S/he will be expected to offer suggestions for improved or alternative approaches and be flexible and proactive in finding solutions.

A key responsibility is to provide direct support to Manufacturing processes and employees working on the production floor. These activities will require significant amounts of time in and around factory areas. Demonstrated experience involving technical problem solving of moderate scope and complexity, working effectively under general supervision, consistency, sound organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively both via interpersonally and via presentations are basic expectations of this job.

Required Skills:
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Understanding of Manufacturing processes such as but not limited to; assembly/ test, configuration control, material flow/ handling
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Basic Technical Writing for work instructions
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Basic project/ teaming experience
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Basic Project Management
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Basic presentation skills
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Willing to travel at least 10%
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Ability to work alternate work schedules, some overtime may be required
Desired Skills:
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Experience using lean manufacturing concepts to include but not limited to;

- value-stream mapping

- standard work

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Basic understanding/ability to read/ interpret engineering drawings
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Change agent attributes
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Working in a cross functional integrated product team
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Understand general workings of a shop floor control management system
Security Requirement:

Must have an existing or the ability to obtain an DoD issued Secret Security clearance. TS/SSBI preferred.

Minimum Degree: BS Industrial Engineering

Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Missile Systems
  • 2011 sales: $5.6 billion
  • 11,900 employees
  • Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona
  • World's largest developer, producer and integrator of weapon systems
  • More than 1 million missiles produced since 1954
  • Broad weapons portfolio

    • Missiles
    • Smart munitions
    • Projectiles
    • Kinetic kill vehicles
    • Directed energy weapons
  • Customers: All U.S. military services; allied forces of more than 40 countries
  • Strong commitment to the global marketplace

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Raytheon ("light of the gods") took a shine to its place in the upper pantheon of US military contractors; the company regularly...