Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.
We are bringing 800 new jobs to Huntsville, Alabama and building a state-of-the art advanced manufacturing facility where we will produce our industry-leading solid propulsion systems and our next-generation rocket engine. Our efforts to build on our existing presence in Huntsville are in full swing. Defense-related program management, engineering and related support positions will be housed at this site, home of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Defense headquarters and Rocket Shop Defense Advanced Programs.
Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks Sr. Ballistic Engineers for this Huntsville, AL location. Your expertise in combustion, grain design and performance analysis of solid rocket motor and igniter propellant grains will be utilized. In conjunction with program requirements, develops the motor preliminary designs through a series of trades for the optimum system solution. Develops methodologies and models for the performance prediction of sub and full scale solid rocket motor test firings and conducts subsequent post firing correlation analysis. Evaluates post fire analysis data for rocket motor combustion characteristics. Prepares inputs for Engineering Drawings and Specification Documentation relating to solid rocket propellant grains and dispositions loaded motor and/or propellant related issues. Coordinates pertinent design requirements for solid motor grains with manufacturing personnel and assists in the definition of associated tooling and manufacturing processes. Evaluates material obsolescence issues related to propellant and motor performance.
55% - Perform ballistic modeling activities:
35% - Continuous Improvement activities:
10% - Design and Manufacturing Support:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace or Chemical Engineering) and nine (9) or more years of engineering experience with solid rocket motor design and/or analysis or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. US Citizenship only required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. This position requires the employee to have access to premises or perform duties which are subject to national security requirements of the United States under government contracts that impose US Citizenship requirements for such positions.
Work Environment and 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.