Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Specialist Engineer, Process Engineering (Machining)

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Process 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


    We are seeking a Process Engineering Specialist to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area).


    The candidate(s) will be expected to perform complex business and manufacturing responsibilities involving producibility studies, manufacturing cost estimating, Make-Buy decisions, process capabilities and risk assessments, tooling design, machine loading and hardware scheduling, and developing detail working instructions.  The candidate will have a strong knowledge of; (1) engineering design reviews, drawings and specifications; (2) various machining methods, tooling requirements and material handling procedures; (3) and Rocketdyne manufacturing support processes including hardware planning, risk assessments, MBOM and scheduling. Siemens NX or equivalent modeling experience, Windchill or equivalent PLM system experience, Oracle or other equivalent ERP system experience and basic manufacturing, machining, or processing/assembly experience

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    50%  - Oversee and troubleshoot critical processes ensuring best practices for turning, milling, drilling, threading, EDM, machining, and grinding are followed.


    15%  - Work with NC Programmers to develop machining parameters, processing, and document best practices to support production.


    15%  - Perform statistical process analysis of processes.


    10%  - Define machine tool/specification requirements and document any process change.


    5%  - Perform root cause analysis and disposition discrepant hardware.


    5%  - Accurately report problems, solutions, and results, in concise written and oral communications. Communicate effectively between team members and customer counterparts.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Technology or related disicpline and a minimum of nine (9) years of directly related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

    • Experience working with jigs, fixtures, manual and CNC machine tools.
    • Experience develop CNC programs and process control documentation for machining processes.
    • Knowledgeable in drafting room best practices and possesses drafting skills in Siemens NX CAD or similar CAD software.
    • Experience dispositioning hardware and performing root cause analysis.
    • Familiarity working with electronic planning, drawings, and pertinent documents.

    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/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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