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Manufacturing Technician - First Shift

Manufacturing Technician - First Shift

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Manufacturing and Production - Other

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ARDE, an Aerojet Rocketdyne company, designs and manufactures pressure vessels (tanks) for aerospace applications.


We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Technician. This person will work as mechanic responsible for performance of a variety of manufacturing operations include hardware assembly, processing and testing. This position will be located at our facility in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Successful candidate will have the following job responsibilities:


85% - Perform manufacturing task in accordance with routing instructions.

5% - Maintain work areas and equipment.

5% - Attend training sessions as required.

5% - Work with supervisors, manufacturing engineers and quality to:

  • ensure product quality;
  • achieve customer delivery requirements;
  • achieve labor target;
  • identify and implement improvements.


High School diploma required. Prior experience in a manufacturing environment is required.


Candidate should have strong mechanical aptitude, as well as strong verbal and written communications skills and be able to in a team environment.


Experience in any or all of the following processes is preferred:

  • hardware assembly;
  • cleanroom processing;
  • testing – metallographic or pressure testing;
  • composite processing.

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 and Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require 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 25 pounds. 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. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer.


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