Mechanical Systems Support Engineer
Raytheon Company
Waddington, United Kingdom
15d ago

Summary of Role

The ASTOR Mechanical Systems Support Engineer is responsible for the in-service support of the Air Vehicle (Sentinel R Mk1) Mechanical Systems and reports to the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer based in Design Technical Engineering Support at RAF Waddington.

The position requires knowledge and experience of aircraft structures and mechanical systems, particularly on mid to large size transport aircraft, with a focus on military variants.

This role is ideally suited to an experienced mechanical engineer with experience of new A / C or modification development.

The successful candidate will also be part of the growing Airborne Solutions Team which delivers aviation engineering expertise across a wide range of projects to both military and civil customers worldwide.

Main Duties

The Mechanical Systems Support Engineer will be part of a team and report to the Lead Engineer, Mechanical Systems within the DTES organisation of the ASTOR Whole Life Support Team.

Responsible for :

Liaising with our MOD Customer to ensure tasks and issues are appropriately completed.

Analysis of structural and mechanical flight systems issues, determination of actions and solutions, working in accordance with the Raytheon task database management tool.

Liaison with OEM’s during defect investigations to deliver repair solutions to the customer.

Developing modification proposals with OEMs for Aircraft structural and mechanical modifications and enhancements.

Progressing structural and mechanical modifications in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Providing inputs to the ASTOR Configuration Control Board and take part in Configuration Audits.

Ensuring that all engineering activities are conducted in accordance with RSL site procedures that reflects best practice, and is in accordance with Raytheon UK and MAA procedures.

Support to formal customer reviews, including the Structural Integrity Working Group and Local Technical Committees.


Degree or equivalent in Aeronautical or Mechanical Systems Engineering discipline or Military Aircraft Mechanical experience in an MOD project team role.

Knowledge and experience with aircraft mechanical flight systems.

Familiarity with and use of Aircraft Structural Repair Manuals.

Understanding of RAF Aircraft Documentation.

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows based software.

Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance (RSL will sponsor as required).


Previous experience within design engineering.

Knowledge and experience of the Bombardier Global Express Aircraft, Mechanical Flight Systems, structures, MAA regulatory Articles, Def Stan 00-

970 and FAR Part 25 regulations.

Familiarity with working in a Continued Airworthiness environment under Part M approval.

Knowledge of FAR Part 25 and UK MAA Military certification and safety regulations.

Knowledge of structural integrity and health monitoring systems.

Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance (RSL will sponsor as required).

About Raytheon :

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets.

Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cyber security solutions.

With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.

Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass

Raytheon Career Development :

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-

line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits :

  • 25 days holiday statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 9 day fortnight, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.

  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).
  • Diversity :

    Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job.

    Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.

    Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), D&I council, Reservist Network etc.

    and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

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