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Specialist Engineer, Electro Mechanical Packaging

Specialist Engineer, Electro Mechanical Packaging

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


We are seeking an Engineering Specialist in Mechanical Design to join our team in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area).

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

60% - Lead and perform engineering design tasks related to design and manufacture of mechanical packaging elements for electronic components to be used in demanding mission environements. Review higher system level requirements and identify or derive critical mechanical design requirements. Design duties include electronics packaging of complex space electronics, defining electrical-mechanical interfaces, capture design in CREO and to fully participation in team-development environment. Provide technical oversight and technical direction for electronic packaging design tasks to insure compliance to requirements and inclusion of best practices that maximize production efficiency.

20% - Support engineering development leadership team. Lead and participate in design peer reviews. Provide oversight for adherence to engineering development processees and proper execution and result attainment. Collect and analyze engineering process metric data as required and applicable. Mentor engineering team to increase technical depth and expertise in electronic packaging design for application in harsh environments. Assess and update mechanical design development processes for electronic component packaging.

20% - Create design development planning to support product development scheduling and cost analysis. Collect and submit engineering performance data for design tasks as required in support of Cost Accountant Manager scheduling and budgeting monitoring. Develop and present technical presentations to status cable development designs and technical execution.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and 9 years of direct experience with packaging power electronics for application in harsh environments including space, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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 requirement.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to coordinate and collaborate with local Operations, as well as distant-located Engineering organizations and customers.
  • Direct experience with aerospace/defense engineering design and production processess and disciplines.
  • Able to create, read and understand engineering drawings, electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.


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 the organization.


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