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Engineer, Quality

Engineer, Quality

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Quality & Mission Assurance - Quality 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


Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Quality Engineer to work out of our Culpeper, VA office.


This position performs Quality Engineering for specific contracted defense programs, including planning and implementing methods to ensure customer specifications and engineering requirements are effectively met. Under limited general direction, performs quality engineering assignments requiring a wide application of advanced principles, theories and concepts in the field plus a working knowledge of other related disciplines.


This position may be filled at the level above this one.




Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

50% - Provides innovative, thorough and practical solutions to a wide range of technical challenges, involving the conventional utilization of quality engineering techniques. Conceives and plans projects involving the development of new methods of dimensional inspection objectives. Reviews engineering designs and specifications for translation into inspection verification methods.


20% - Reviews manufacturing process planning to ensure compliance with drawing, specification and contractual requirements. Provides technical guidance to less senior quality engineers, inspection, manufacturing and test personnel.


10% - Performs failure mode effect analysis of product design disclosure documents and specifications, utilizing inspection analysis tools and six sigma principles.


10% - Determines gage and instrumentation adequacy, gage R & R studies to determine process capabilities, needs and future usage.


10% - Develops, implements and reviews corrective action and process improvements by bench marking practices.


SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS: Develops and applies new and advanced methods to meet new or unusual requirements. Keeps current within area of specialty in support of Global production and R & D projects.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline and two (2) years of related technical experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


Additional Requirements:

  • ASME 14.5 structure knowledge with ability to train on same platform.
  • Must be able to travel 25% of the time.

  • 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.


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