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Lead Antenna Range Engineer - Principle
Raytheon Company | Mckinney, Texas
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Job Description

Lead Antenna Range Engineer – Applicant will have the ability to independently lead a small team in the day to day operation of assigned test ranges. Personnel supervision duties will include the assigning of tasks, performer oversight, mentoring, and support, and providing staff performance feedback to section manager.

The applicant should be knowledgeable in RF and RCS testing in anechoic chambers. The range instrumentation in operation will vary from range to range, but include 8530 VNAs, PNA and PNA-X. Manufacturers/Software will include Orbit F/R 959 suite and NSI nearfield systems. Applicant must be able to configure an anechoic test chamber, set up the instrumentation, calibrate the range acquisition system and collect all required parameters. The applicant must be able to review pertinent data, design and write Acceptance Test Plans, Standard Operating Procedures, and Test Reports.

Applicant must be familiar enough with test ranges to troubleshoot the system and identify problems without oversight. Further, applicant must work with product engineers in hardware design, fabrication and operation of unique test requirements.

Required Skills:
  • Technical Writing Skills and Documentation Processes
  • Familiar with Orbit 959 / Spectrum software
  • Knowledge of MATLAB and office suite products, with enhanced knowledge in Excel
  • Applicant must be able to independently operate vector network analyzers up to and including an Agilent PNA-X
  • Applicant must operate all range instrumentation independently
  • Author and execute Detailed Test Plans
  • Process Improvement will be a significant part of this position
  • Must have an active DOD secret clearance with ability to receive program security access
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Familiarity with the MATLAB and have RCS data acquisition and processing
  • Operational knowledge of nearfield chambers
  • Support the Tactical and Strategic plan communicated by the Range Manager
  • Understand the relationship with Mission Assurance (Quality) and act as liaison between Range Engineering, Range Management and Production
  • Ability to communicate well with program management and engineering to secure current work and support future potential test efforts
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to delegate tasking and provide necessary oversight and mentoring

Required Education:
BSEE with 8 years RF test experience, MS and 6 years or PhD and 4 years.

Desired Education:
MSEE in Electromagnetics

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.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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