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Manager, Component Product Engineering

Manager, Component Product Engineering

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Engineering - Other

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Component Product Engineering Manager to join our facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.


In this role, you will be responsible for providing accurate, timely, and cost-effective component technical support for the development, fabrication and delivery of Rotating Machinery for liquid rocket propulsion programs. This position also requires coordination with the entire Component Product Engineering Management Team to ensure that all programs and initiatives, both today and in the future, are successful. This position will focus on managing individual contributors at the manager’s site to ensure personnel are trained and our programs are properly staffed and supported. The programs being supported include programs at the West Palm Beach site, however, interactions with other disciplines and programs from across the enterprise may be required.


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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

This position will report to the Component Product Engineering Rotating Machinery Sr. Manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne.


25% - Work with the entire AR Component Product Engineering Management Team to coordinate the processes and methodologies for converting hardware requirements, risk, concerns and lessons learned to support in house and supplier activities.


20% - Coordinate component engineering support to programs, operations and supply management.


20% - Support program design, specification and drawing reviews, failure analysis, anomaly resolution, and evaluation of hardware to perform as designed without failure.


15% - Recruit and mentor well qualified, highly capable, and diverse component engineers to support AR programs.


10% - Plan the overhead budget requirements for the process and provide input to the financial planning organization. Track and meet all financial goals.


10% - Continuously monitor and manage Component Product Engineering discipline health for the Rotating Machinery Component team.


The job may require travel to multiple AR sites up to 10% or less.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or related engineering discipline and 9 years of progressive experience in component hardware technical support of aerospace propulsion components such as rotating machinery (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


Additional Requirements:

  • US Citizenship required. Must 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.
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrated positive interaction with both internal and external customers and the ability to engender respect from peers, customers and senior staff.
  • Demonstrated communication skills with new hires, senior staff, program chief engineers, program managers, manufacturing personnel, quality personnel and executives.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10%.


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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