Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Engineer, Project / Product

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Engineering - Project Engineering
  • Overview

    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 senior-level Component Product Engineer to join our team in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area). In this role, you will work on the development, fabrication and test of propulsion systems engine combustion devices hardware. Hardware includes injectors, combustion chambers, nozzles, igniters.


    This position may be filled at this level posted or one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

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


    25% - Development and production fabrication support of Combustion Devices rocket engine components (injectors, thrust chambers, nozzles, igniters). Translates engineering and scientific concepts from preliminary ideas through entire product life cycle.


    25% - Test support for combustion devices components.


    20% - Supplier integration with external vendors.


    20% - Analyzes and verifies product 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.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related field and at least five (5) years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • 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.

    • Requires knowledge and experience with rocket engine combustion devices hardware design and development, manufacturing processes, and vendor integration.
    • Experience with liquid rocket propulsion systems desired.
    • Experience working an equivalent engineering design/development environment is desired.


    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 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.


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