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Principal Technical Field Support Engineer
Raytheon Company | Pascagoula, Mississippi
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Job Description

This position is based in Pascagoula, MS

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
As a TechnicalField Support Engineer and a member on the LPD Construction and Shipboard Test Team, you will play a key role in assuring the operational effectiveness of the entire Raytheon and related Government supplied electronic systems suite for the San Antonio Class of Amphibious Warfare ships (LPD-17).

Scope of Work:
The scope of work includes integration, retrofit, preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance (repair/recovery), and testing for Raytheon and related Government supplied systems onboard the LPD-17 platform.

Raytheon provided systems include the following:

  • Navigation Data Distribution System (NDDS)
  • Hull, Mechanical & Electrical and Navigation Networks

Related Government provided systems include the following:

  • Engineering Control System (ECS)
  • Hierarchical Yet Dynamically Reprogrammable Architecture (HYDRA) SYSTEM
  • Integrated Voice Network (IVN)
  • Magnetic Signature Control System (MSCS)
  • Navigation and Timing System
  • Steering Control System (SCS)

Representative tasks include:

  • Analyzing hardware and software equipment failures to determine cause.
  • Electronic equipment troubleshooting and repair.
  • Providing assistance, or advice, on implementing preventative maintenance programs.
  • Maintaining equipment status records.
  • This position will also require some participation (equipment start-up, loading software, etc.) in the shipboard equipment installation phase.
  • Support various trials onboard LPD17 class ships (ie. Builders and Acceptance Trials)

Work Environment
The work will be performed mostly on board a naval vessel under construction and during trial periods at sea. Prior experience working in this environment is desirable.

Physical requirements include:
  • MUST wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Work in arduous climates
  • Work in high places
  • Climb stairs
  • Ability to lift and carry 35 lbs.
  • Ability to work in an industrial environment
  • Ability to travel, up to 15%.
  • Able to live and work for short periods at sea onboard a US Navy vessel

This position requires the eligibility to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience in one or more of the above listed government provided systems.
  • Experience operating, testing and troubleshooting complex military electronic systems
  • Experience analyzing equipment failures to determine cause and perform corrective actions.
  • Technical support experience with electronic navigation and/or network communication systems
  • Must be willing and able to work in the prescribed working environment
  • US Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:

  • Subject Matter Expertise on one or more of the above listed systems
  • Experience with operation of US Navy shipboard electronics systems
  • Experience working aboard a San Antonio Class ship (LPD-17)
  • Ability to communicate well and to maintain calm under pressure. (This position requires frequent interaction with the customer)
  • Experience working independently and as a team member.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to perform the normal climbing and lifting associated with shipboard electronic type work
  • Experience working in the ship construction environment.

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree, or 8+ years of related experience, specialized military training and certifications, and/or formal education (two years related work experience can substitute for one year of education).

This job is posted internally as: Principal Tech Support Engineer

At Raytheon, we innovate to create solutions and solve complex challenges across all domains: from land and sea to air, space, and cyberspace. In doing so, we embrace the talent, expertise and perspectives of our diverse workforce, each bringing their skills, ideas and dedication to the work we do. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers, industry partners and our teammates, making a positive impact not only to our business, but also in our communities where we live and work. Our constant innovation is made possible by a strong culture, investing in our people, and an unwavering vision that’s shared by Raytheon employees across the globe – a vision of one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

Raytheon has been recognized as a respected employer and valued corporate citizen for our employment practices, programs and community support by a number of highly-regarded organizations. The list includes: Forbes, Glassdoor, National Veterans Small Business Association, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, Environmental Protection Agency, Affinity Inc. and many more.

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers a robust 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 superior benefits Raytheon offers include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Find out why Forbes ranks us among the top 500 of America’s Best Employers by visiting us online at


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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