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RTX Corporation Senior Materials Scientist - Non-Metals - Andover, MA (Onsite) in Andover, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA113: Andover MA 352 Lowell Hampshir 352 Lowell Street Hampshire, Andover, MA, 01810 USA

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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 Mechanical Engineering department leads in the mechanical hardware design, development, and production of weapons systems. We use state-of-the-art tools, processes, and technology, with capabilities encompassing a broad range of technical disciplines, including product engineering, manufacturing, technical services, materials engineering, analysis and test, rapid hardware development/builds and configuration and data management documentation.

Job Summary:

The Materials Engineering Department is looking for a Senior Materials Scientist with non-metal materials application experience to join our team.

This position is in Andover, MA (Onsite)

This position will offer a qualified candidate the opportunity to engage subject matter experts and perform hands-on-testing of materials including adhesives, rubbers, tapes, other polymer systems, composites, and various other production materials.

The role will support all phases of product life cycle (including design, development, and production) for a multitude of programs. Analyses will cover a wide range of topics from material characterization, process and part development, process improvement, obsolescence, and failure analysis.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Assessing materials based on conformance to specifications.

  • Conducting hands on testing of materials using a variety of laboratory techniques and instrumentation

  • Developing methods and test plans

  • Leading small-scale characterization and design projects

  • Following standard written protocols and utilizing a variety of databases

  • Reviewing material documentation and assessment of specifications

  • Reviewing technical thermal and mechanical data (DSC, DMA, TGA, TMA, and Rheology)

  • Evaluation of obsolescence risk

  • Engagement with subject matter experts to understand material usage.

  • Engagement with suppliers

  • Engagement with engineers to understand customer needs and provide customer support.

  • Documentation and communication of results and findings

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)

  • Five (5) years of professional experience in chemistry, non-metal materials science, or hold a PhD Degree in related disciplines.

  • Experience with general laboratory equipment such as ovens, scales, thermometers, thermocouples, microscopes, calipers, reading dials, and/or Vernier scales.

  • Experience with material testing/analysis - hardness, mechanical adhesion tests, sample preparation procedures, and/or analytical techniques

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Instrumental Analysis (FTIR, UV-Vis, DSC, DMA, TMA, TGA, Rheology, GCMS, ICP-OES, HPLC, GPC, SEM-EDS)

  • Understanding of Analytical Chemistry

  • Understanding of Polymer Chemistry

  • Understanding of Polymer and Material Science

  • Understanding of material safety datasheets and Military Specifications

  • Adhesive and other non-metal material application design in an academic or industrial setting

  • Materials or chemical research in an academic or industrial setting

  • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal scientific communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and complete scientific based projects.

    What We Offer:

    Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a 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 car e.

    Additional Information:

  • Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

  • Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

  • Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

  • Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

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:

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 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.