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Engineer, Component Product Engineering

Engineer, Component Product Engineering

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Engineering - Project Engineering

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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 a Project/Product Engineer to join our team in West Palm Beach, Florida. This position reports to the Valve & Actuator Component Product Engineering Director, and is assigned to Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to provide valve component assistance to chief/senior engineers for in-house development or procurement.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under general supervision, the Engineer determines approaches to objectives demonstrating a complete understanding and application of engineering principles, concepts, and practices.


25% - Development and fabrication support of rocket engine valve and actuator components. Translates engineering and scientific concepts from preliminary ideas through product life cycle.


25% - Supplier integration with external vendors ensuing requirements are achieved on time and within budget.


20% - Interfaces with other members of project or program teams, management, and technical staff to provide coordination of technical, schedule and cost solutions to team objectives.


20% - Analyzes and verifies valve & actuator design and performance for adequacy and reliability. Supports investigation and resolution of hardware and process anomalies and issues identified by preventative action/corrective action boards or safety initiative activities.


10% - Develops trade studies, design concepts, systems integration and component-level test plans.


Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field plus 2 years of experience in design and project management of mechanical and fluid handling systems and components required.


This position requires a general engineering/science background; Understanding and use of analytical, design or process procedures pertinent to Rocket engine valve and actuator advanced development.


Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications, develop planning and procedures for assembly and test.


Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; effective presentation and report writing skills will be required.


Project skills in developing MS Project scheduling and Earned Value Measurement Systems is a plus.


May require the use of engineering test equipment, CAD, and/or various computer systems.


Ability to operate effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated leadership skills are required.  


U.S. Citizenship only required. Dual citizenship does not meet job requirements. Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. citizenship).




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 and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal 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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