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RTX Corporation ROTHR Field Eng in Chesapeake, Virginia

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United States of America


VA301: 2 Relay Road, Chesapeake 2 Relay Road Bldg 344, Chesapeake, VA, 23322 USA

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Job Description:

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 today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.


The ROTHR LADS IOT Field Engineer is responsible for providing engineering support to the ASDS Engineering group for various hardware and software projects. Will work under limited supervision within an IOT field team that is assigned entire projects, support role tasking, testing evolutions, data collections, and product evaluations within the OTHR field. Job will require moderate to significant travel and may require employee to act in leadership role in collaboration with multiple Raytheon departments, customers, sub-contractors, and/or government agencies. Must have significant knowledge and experience within ROTHR or similar OTHR programs.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Review and investigate ROTHR operational system outages for failure trends

  • Gather, stage, prepare equipment and support items for logistics transfers

  • Coordinate logistics support for procurement… ensure all appropriate documentation and tracking completed IAW ROTHR - Raytheon local and international policies

  • Represent Raytheon ASDS as a technical reference on ROTHR system to fellow Raytheon employees, contractors, government/military personnel at all levels

  • Perform technical documentation review and generate redline recommendations on ROTHR/OTH documents under guidance of ASDS Engineering

  • Provide support to ASDS Engineering staff for development and execution of system thru unit level testing on both online and offline operational systems

  • Setup appropriate bench level testing and repair stations, develop testing procedures and repair processes based on equipment specifications or desired functional performance criteria

  • Provide product research, evaluation, reports, quotes and procurement support

  • 24/7 support to ROTHR O&M for advance troubleshooting and system recovery as directed

  • Develop and provide training on ROTHR equipment, assemblies, subsystems, and overall system at local and remote sites/locations requiring travel

  • Support install and integration of system enhancements, equipment obsolescence replacements, repairs, etc. at local and remote sites requiring travel

  • Provide support to multiple OTHR groups for execution of test scenarios and experiments potentially requiring travel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

  • 6+ years’ experience in maintenance of ROTHR systems with complex RF electronics, fiber optic components, communication, server clusters, networking, hardware and software subsystems

  • 4+ years of experience directly related to ROTHR Operations and Maintenance with an emphasis on system operation, system testing, data collection, site level troubleshooting, equipment component level troubleshooting/repair, maintenance tracking and logistics support

  • 2+ years of experience directly supporting IOT activities to include system enhancement support, installation, integration, testing, data collections, logistics, administration and property storage

  • Must be willing and able to work unconventional schedules with moderate to heavy travel, willing and able to adapt to dynamic work environment.

  • Some experience supporting field experiments to include setup and operation of test scenarios in collaboration with government agencies, Raytheon and other contractors

  • 24/7 support for ROTHR troubleshooting and recovery with travel as needed

  • Experience developing and providing training on ROTHR systems to various audiences internal and external to ROTHR program

  • Proficiency with test equipment for; HF RF equipment, Fiber Optic, networking, etc

  • Proficiency soldering, building wiring harnesses, cannon plugs, bench alignment of OTHR equipment, fiber optic repair, component level fault isolation and repair

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OpenVMS

  • Deep understanding of Over The Horizon Radar concepts/principles

  • Experience with both ROTHR TX and RX radar sub-systems

  • Experience executing critical path tasking of engineering projects

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software to include Visio, Linux based operating systems

  • Certifications such as: Fiber Optic repair, 2m Solder repair, forklift operation

  • Bilingual - fluent in English and Spanish

  • The ideal candidate possesses strong written and oral communications skills

  • Substantial ROTHR specific system knowledge, ROTHR O&M process knowledge, comprehensive OTHR functional understanding

  • Willingness to provide direct technical support for setup, mobilization, and operation of ROTHR equipment for various data collection scenarios (air, sea, and ground)

  • Strong time management skills,

  • Ability to creatively find solutions to complex challenges,

  • Comfort working independently as well as within a team,

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and troubleshoot problems with efficiency

  • Demonstrated ability to plan out and execute complex projects

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written modes, and be able to author and present subject specific presentations

Requires theoretical to advanced knowledge of work area typically obtained through University Degree combined with experience. Practical knowledge of RTX projects, programs or systems with the ability to make enhancements and leverage in daily work.

Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 2 years of prior relevant experience.

The salary range for this role is 64,000 USD - 128,000 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 candidate’s 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 company’s 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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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.