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RTX Corporation Principal Electrical Components Engineer - Systems Obsolescence Manager in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA131: Tewksbury, MA Bldg 1 Assabet 50 Apple Hill Drive Assabet - Building 1, Tewksbury, MA, 01876 USA

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Job Summary:

The Electrical Product Design and Packaging Department is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the Systems Obsolescence Manager role. This is a Program direct-support position and requires a technical understanding of piece part electronic components and their assembly level applications. This candidate will transition into a key leadership position in the supporting program Obsolescence Integrated Product Team and will drive issue resolution for situations involving obsolescence.

The selected candidate will perform and/or assist in the performance of Parts Engineering, Components Engineering or Applications Engineering tasks supporting programs in the Proposal, System Design Description, Low Rate Initial Production, Production and Support phases. Position will require day to day interface with Designers, Contracts, Estimating, Supply Chain, Program Management, and other disciplines. This position is an onsite role, located in Tewksbury, MA.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Understand and/or generate a program statement of work (SOW) and other defined customer component application requirements.

  • Develop and/or sustain a proactive Obsolescence Management process to deliver cost saving obsolescence mitigation strategies and solutions.

  • Drive resolution through support or execution of lifetime buys, selections of alternate parts, redesign efforts or other mitigation strategies and will facilitate and support contract negotiations, basis of estimates, and supplier statements of work for proposal efforts.

  • Interact with Program and customer leadership on a regular basis to communicate status of mitigation strategies.

  • Conduct trade study analysis help identify cost effective obsolescence driven cut in points for proposed unit redesigns.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience with any combination of the following: Working knowledge of proactive and reactive component obsolescence management methodologies.

  • Data collection, analysis, and presentation skills to adequately discuss system impact of component obsolescence issues.

  • Project Management skills working with schedules, costs, and integration of stakeholder needs throughout the obsolescence process.

  • Financial and Contract Management experience with proposals, BOE, EVMs, SOWs, CLINs and CDRLs.

  • Experience with BOM (Bill of Material) development and management for developmental and production programs.

  • Risk and Opportunity business case analysis supporting sustainment vs redesign cut in decisions.

  • Understanding of Obsolescence Management, Electrical Engineering, and Subsystems Design to anticipate program needs, thus ensuring no breaks or delays in production.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or other related science or engineering discipline

  • Ability to navigate multiple complex processes and tools.

  • Understanding of the application of technical theories and concepts as they apply to electronic components and the parts management field.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and hierarchy definition.

  • Knowledge of component failure modes by commodity

  • Knowledge of Component MIL drawings, standards, test specifications, and associated QPLs and QMLs

  • Knowledge of component selection, screening, qualification, and derating for use in military, and aerospace flight applications

  • Knowledge of analog design and analysis, general knowledge of digital circuitry and interfaces

  • Excellent communication skills to interface with other Integrated Product Team members, including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Quality, Operations, and Supplier Engineering.

  • Capable of supporting regular customer interactions including but not limited to leadership engagements, responding to proposal requests and contract negotiations.

  • Outstanding organizational, presentation and technical skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize responsibilities.

  • Willingness to support occasional travel.

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 care.

Additional 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:

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The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 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.