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, actuation systems, gas generators and system integration used in controllable solid propulsion systems.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
60% - Primary responsibilities are to guide mechanical design activities for controllable solid propulsion system components and assemblies from concept through final detailed design. 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. Activities require key interactions 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% - Guide the procurement of development and production hardware and the establishment of manufacturing processes. Interface with suppliers and assures that design requirements and intent are met.
10% - Guide test plans and technical reviews. Guide the identification and support of risk reduction and environmental test requirements which may include manufacturing pathfinders, subscale testing, component and system level qualification tests.
10% - Prepare presentations and present technical information for internal and external customers. Responsible for preparing engineering reports to support tolerance studies, engineering analyses or failure investigations, including technical close-out reports.
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 requirement.
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.