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Specialist Engineer, Test

Specialist Engineer, Test

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Engineering - Other

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is currently seeking a Specialist, Test Engineer to join our growing facility in Camden, Arkansas.


Under minimal direction the Test Engineer will have responsibility for designing, developing, and evaluating test methods, equipment, and facilities that are used in conducting tests of components, subsystems, and complete systems. Role involves conducting tests and operating data acquisition systems, facility controls, and test specific equipment to ensure that all test conditions are successfully attained; ensuring that test facilities are adequately designed in compliance with all applicable codes and standards, data collection and control systems meet the specific test parameters, data reduction

and analysis is performed in compliance with applicable methods, process reviews (Facility Design Reviews, Critical Experiment Reviews, Safety Reviews) are conducted in compliance with company

policies, and facilities operated in compliance with all applicable codes, standards, and company policies. These positions shall also act as technical resources during all phases of testing and collaborate with other engineering and support groups to ensure the required disciplines are engaged in their respective aspects of the test campaigns. 



This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

20% Direct Environmental Testing per Mil-STD 810, Temperature, Shock, and Vibration.

10% Coordinate and plan with Prime Contractor and Sub-Contractor for Environmental Testing. This includes scheduling and summarizing test results into reports.

10% Provide training to other Test Engineers on the critical points of environmental testing and the proper analysis of test results.

10% Technical Writing Report and Procedures involving static test results.

10% Report Writing using Power Point, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

20% Conduct/Supervise Static Testing of Energetics, Rocket motors, Development motors and Experimental explosive testing. Includes consulting on testing of future motors.

20% Provide technical consultation to other engineering organizational on Environmental Testing and Analysis.


A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (Mechanical, Electronics, Aerospace preferred) and nine (9) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Ideal candidate for this position will be familiar with all aspects of environmental, shock and vibration testing as outlined in MIL-STD-810. Candidate will be comfortable generating, reviewing and completing formal test reports. Strong technical writing skills are a must.


Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level .  US Citizenship only required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. This position requires the employee to have access to premises  or perform duties which are subject to national security requirements of the United States under government contracts that impose US Citizenship requirements for such positions.     




The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid

conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding,

ramps), 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), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to

lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling

equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this

job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous

chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety

glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat,

shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including

the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change

into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or

other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company

facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and

to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto.

Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position 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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