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Engineer, Aero Thermal Fluids

Engineer, Aero Thermal Fluids

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering - Thermal

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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 is seeking an Engineer to join our Aero Thermal Fluids group in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area). Under supervision of senior engineering staff, you will perform Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics analysis of liquid rocket propulsion systems and related components.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

80% - Perform thermal and fluid dynamics analysis of liquid rocket propulsion systems and components under supervision of senior engineering staff. Emphasis will be on analysis requiring knowledge of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Prepare analysis models, conduct analysis, and review analysis results with the senior analysts. Assist in reducing engine test data to validate results of analysis models.


10% - Support verification tests of propulsion systems and components. Work with designers and project engineer to provide analysis support.


10% - Produce analysis reports and test reports, and present analysis results to both internal and external customers.


Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or appropriate discipline and at least 2 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). A Master's degree is strongly preferred.


Coursework in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Dynamics is required. Strong academic track record of success.


U.S. Citizenship only required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications.



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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