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Engineer, Manufacturing

Engineer, Manufacturing

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne offers a complete line of propulsion products from launch vehicles to missile defense, which have been in use on a wide variety of Government and commercial applications, including Space Shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, and High Altitude Defense Systems.

Come join Aerojet Rocketdyne as a Manufacturing Engineer at our Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area)  facility.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under general supervision and following established procedures, this position will be responsible for mechanical component manufacture assembly and integration into rocket engine and power systems products. Responsibilities include designing and planning of layout component fabrication, assembly and material handling, planning of sequence of operations, and specification procedures. The scope of responsibility will be for several mechanical components or as a process engineer supporting new and developing process that could be utilized on all programs within AR, with the potential to acquire greater responsibility as performance and experience dictate.


Day-to-day responsibilities will include the following:


45% -  Develop/Design Support Hardware and Review Engineering Drawings: The candidate will utilize design and business software (ProE, CATIA, VisMockup, and/or other similar CAD/virtual manufacturing tools/software, MS Office applications such as Word, Excel) to develop, design, review and fabricate hardware in support of the Operation and enabling support processes, and Engineering customer.


25% -  Developing and Implementing Manufacturing Fabrication and Assembly Processes and Systems. The candidate will develop and implement the process of precision turning operation of complex configurations on a wide range of material types which will include the following:


Determining tooling requirements to safely facilitate optimum positioning of surfaces for machining, cleaning, packaging and protection for the milling process, support and maintain dimensional requirements, determine machine loading, setups, hardware handling instructions and scheduling.


Perform risk assessments to ensure risks to personal and environment is eliminated and risk to hardware and facility is accurately assess and communicated to management.


Determine clean and etching process for a wide variety of materials.


Support design reviews - CDR, CoDR PDR


20% - Managing Projects: The candidate will manage processes in accordance with the ACE methodology which will include process certification, process improvement methods (e.g. Kaizen, 3P, VSM, etc.) and other Bluebook elements. They will also prepare Basis of Estimates (BOE) develop and defend to management key strategic manufacturing plans, risk assessments and proposals that target customer and business goals; and differentiate between suppliers based on their technical process (Repeatability, Reliability) and business (Reliability, Rates, CSP, ISO compliant) capability.


5% - Determining Tight Tolerance Machining: The candidate will determine complex design geometric dimensioning and tolerancing  for various machining and measuring methods that meet specifications, tooling and equipment requirements. 


5% - Welding Support: The candidate will develop and implement the process of welding of complex configurations on a wide range of material types.  They will also determine tooling requirements for the welding process, and support and maintain dimensional requirements. 



BS degree in Manufacturing /Industrial Technology or Engineering and at least two (2) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Personal skills continuously utilizes to execute responsibilities:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including public speaking.
  • Organizational/Multi-tasking skills that enhance value stream flow and ensure product value streams are effective at meeting customer and company goals.
  • Strong team building skills – develop relationships across value stream and enabling department resources to effectively manage product value stream.


Candidate must be able to thrive in a team environment, work independently, and embrace continuous improvement.


US 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:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, humid, cold or wet conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, etc.) 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, etc.), stooping, kneeling, crouching, and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds.  While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around various noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes and shop coat.  May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. Ability to distinguish color may also be necessary.  Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the company's facility or between locations.  May require the ability to travel by air or auto.  These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.  Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply.



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