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Specialist Engineer - Drafting and Design

Specialist Engineer - Drafting and Design

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Engineering - Other

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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space and keep America safe. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work. We are seeking a Specialist Engineer, Drafting & Design Services for our West Palm Beach, Florida facility.


This position may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

With minimal direction and exercising sonsiderable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments, this position performs engineering design assignments for preparation of engineering design document and maintaining the design disclosure. Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria. Assignments require broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty and good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.


40% - Create, check and maintain design disclosure documentation for engineering designs. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation of design layouts and/or preliminary conceptual design layouts.


30% - Performs design calculations to validate any phase of design requirements.


20% - Estimation of resources and schedule required to complete a design activity.


10% - Provide technical guidance to less senior designers and to design support personnel.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Aerospace) and nine years of related technical experience in engineering design or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of manufacturing processes and a minimum of 5 years of experience with CAD systems (Creo 2.0 & NX 8.5 preferred) along with experience using CAD database management tools (Windchill). Expert knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5). ASME Certification in GD&T is a plus.


Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required. Must demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills and must be able to operate effectively in a team environment.


US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information.



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 50 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and 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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