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Engineering Technician, Level 3

Engineering Technician, Level 3

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering Support - Engineering Technician

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an Engineering Technician to join our team in Cangoa Park, CA (Los Angeles area). In this role, you will provide hands-on fabrication and assembly support in regards to braze and heat treatment processes which includes taking direction on how to setup and operate high temperature furnace equipment. Additional duties include the safe operation of power tools, including drills, band saw, and sheet metal fabrication to build engineering fixtures and prototype tooling.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under limited supervision:

60% - Provide hands on component fabrication and assembly support to produce prototype and/or customer deliverable brazed component hardware for research and test applications. Work with responsible engineers to derive or update prototype braze processes into engineering designs and process documentation, as well as to incorporate manufacturing aspects. Perform material heat treat cycles per engineering and customer requirements. Produce documentation of work products for delivery to customers. Perform diagnostics on brazing and heat treating furnaces and communicate the information to management for repairs. Provide support for problem resolution and conduct repairs of furnace equipment.

Correlate information from past experiences and apply to current activities. Use an increasing amount of instrumentation and equipment with sufficient proficiency. Further differentiates based on training and experience in the specialized skills in appropriate areas. Show a willingness to be mentored by more experienced technicians. Keep work and work areas organized.


25% - Provide hands-on assembly and fabrication support for crucial aerospace hardware. Conducts procedures for programming thermal processing procedure for braze and heat treat cycles.


15% - Applies results for quality control purposes, process or product failure analysis or other forensic purposes, or for the understanding of results from engineering development activities.


Requires an Associate's degree and 3 years of related experience OR a high school diploma (or equivalent) and 7 years of related physical science and chemical, electronic and/or mechanical experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


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:

  • Ability to read and follow engineering instructions, specifications, and engineering drawings. Applicable skills to perform the functions of the position within the assigned area.
  • Knowledge of lab equipment necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. Knowledge of laboratory hygiene and other safety protocols, including proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Knowledge of applicable engineering standards; military, commercial, and company.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with engineers, as well as with production and other functions within the company.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Data collection skills and analysis with particular attention to detail (perform work in a quality manner).


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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