Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a high-energy aerospace engineer to support our electric propulsion thrusters in Redmond, Washington. The successful candidate will help assure the success of space missions through development, qualification, and production of Hall, Arcjet, Ion, or other EP thrusters. The candidate will demonstrate attention to detail and the highest standards of quality assurance for the production of mission critical hardware. The successful candidate will also be a key resource in the design, development and testing of new electric propulsion products.
Typical duties will include assisting the program manager in manufacturing and delivering flight hardware, guiding integrated product development teams, and leading product proposals. Additional duties will include performing technical analyses, conceptualizing new product designs, establishing system requirements and specifications, planning and conducting test and product verification activities, analyzing test data, developing new business relationships, and generating customer presentations.
This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.
70% - Lead technical activities on major programs. Perform tasks, delegate tasks and make decisions required to design, analyze, build and test electrical propulsion thrusters and thruster systems. Verify Aerojet’s products are in compliance with customer requirements. Demonstrate to our customers that Aerojet is the best value supplier for their propulsion needs.
20% - Support proposal activities and manage internal research and development efforts as assigned.
10% - Key contributor on investigations, driving to closure rapidly and rigorously while applying appropriate resources and personnel in a cost-effective manner. Accumulate, prepare, and present the documentation that is required to close an investigation, including reports, Test Procedures and Work Instructions.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline and 2 years of experience in propulsion, plasma devices or mission-critical technology. A Master's degree or higher in an Engineering discipline or Physics is preferred. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in a production environment developing and improving products and manufacturing processes.
Strong verbal, written, presentation, and team-working skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) expected.
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:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel items. The employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee will need to work near moving mechanical parts and in loud working conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, chemicals or airborne particles.