Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. The company offers a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, tactical and advanced hypersonic propulsion.
Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Senior Tool Engineer to join our engineering design team at our Huntsville, AL location. This is a senior-level engineering position with a focus on component and system design for solid propulsion systems. Work is performed with minimal direction. The position exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches on assignments. The candidate will guide design and development of Jigs, Fixtures, Lifting devices, and Semi-Automated Equipment to cast and assemble the final product.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Working under limited general direction:
60% - Provides engineering design concepts in support of manufacturing process and tooling. Develops CAD Model concepts and detailed drawing. Is active in design concepting as well as assisting in the development of processes, working in a team environment. Responsible for design completeness through fabrication, including tool and process tryout.
20% - Directs design, fabrication, modifications and repair of special tools in support of manufacturing operations and processes of solid rocket motor, air-breathing, and warhead programs.
10% - Provides technical support to product engineering for producibility through manufacturing, test and field use.
10% - Assists in tool acceptance criteria for in-house fabrication or outside procurement of special tools.
Requires a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in mechanical design and five years of related technical experience as a Tool Engineer/Designer (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Siemens NX CAD modeling and drafting experience is required. Previous machine shop experience is desirable.
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
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.