Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense
leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile
defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers
throughout domestic and international markets. The company offers a
complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile
defense, tactical and advanced hypersonic propulsion.
Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Senior Engineer (Senior Mechanical
Design Engineer) to join our engineering design team at our
Huntsville, AL location.
This is a senior-level design engineering position with a focus
on component and system design for controllable solid propulsion
systems. Work is performed with minimal direction. The position
exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and
approaches on assignments. The candidate will guide component
design and system design of Thrusters, Nozzles, Igniters,
Actuators, Pressure Vessel and Solid Propellant Gas Generators used
in Controllable Solid Systems.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at
one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Under limited general supervision, the Senior Engineer performs
professional assignments requiring complete working knowledge of
application of concepts, practices, and techniques.
50% - Lead mechanical design activities for controllable solid
systems and components. Design activities include Reaction Control
Systems, Divert and Attitude Control Systems, and advanced
technology Controllable Solid Systems. Will independently develop
design concepts, 3D models and support the development of detailed
drawings for the manufacture of parts. Conduct trade studies and
develop component specifications and procedures as required.
Interact with component analysis, manufacturing, project
engineering, quality and customer support groups. Plan and execute
design tasks with limited general direction and work effectively
within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.
20% - Participate in shop floor and production hardware
processing at suppliers and internally. Provide input to address
nonconforming hardware, process planning, support production
meetings, and work with supply chain to assure that design
requirements are met. Support engineering drawing and specification
updates at configuration change boards.
20% - Prepare material and support presentations for internal
and external customers. Responsible for preparing engineering
reports to support tolerance studies, engineering analyses or
failure investigations, including technical close-out reports.
10% - Develop test plans and technical reviews. Assist in the
identification and support of risk reduction and environmental test
requirements. This may include manufacturing pathfinders, subscale
testing, component and system level qualification tests.
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace
Engineering and five (5) years of directly related experience, or
an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
An advanced engineering degree is a plus. A strong mechanical
aptitude and experience with CAD software tools (CREO and/or NX) is
desired, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office products
(Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a
U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship
required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government
requirements for access to government information, and having dual
citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a
standard office setting and to use standard office equipment,
including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain
attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally
lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional
walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision
to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and
speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require
the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of
personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes,
and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying
shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in