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Mechanical Systems Engineer / Product Development & Test

Mechanical Systems Engineer / Product Development & Test

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering - Systems Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a major aerospace corporation responsible for the design, manufacture and operation of a number of critical US space and defense products, seeks a Senior Systems Engineer for a full time position in the Systems Engineering (SE) organization.


This Sr. Engineer position will be located at our Canoga Park, CA facility (Los Angeles area) and will support the RS-25 Program.


This candidate will perform senior level engineering for the Systems Development Verification and Test discipline in the SE organization. The candidate will be responsible for leading the coordination, assembly and testing of the rocket engines supporting the SLS RS-25 Program. This position requires knowledge of and application of basic principles, theories and concepts utilized by systems engineering for rocket engine assembly, development and testing.


This position may be filled at this level posted or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under limited general direction:


70% - The candidate will join a team generating requirements for the RS-25 rocket engine system to ensure it meets objectives of rocket engine development and test. Close coordination between the design center and the test stands is critical to success. Candidate will operate under little supervision and be expected to lead, coordinate and support activities required to meet assembly and test milestones at the Stennis Space Center. Candidate will be required to understand assembly issues and lead efficient resolution to meet milestones and test schedule objectives. This includes understanding the engine and facility systems and their operation. The position involves leading coordination and integration of key component and system engineering support for hardware. The candidate will support the generation and briefing of technical documentation to upper management and engineering leads. Candidate will support and sometimes lead various design reviews, pre-tests, anomaly reports, hardware acceptance reviews and support generation of test report documentation as required.


30% - Limited travel to the engine test stands at the NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi will be required.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and 5+ years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Experience with liquid rocket propulsion systems and/or similar engineering environment desired.


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 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.


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