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Manager, Configuration Management

Manager, Configuration Management

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Configuration & Data Management

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Aerojet Rocketdyne offers a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. These products have been used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the Space Shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, and High Altitude Defense Systems


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Manager to join our engineering Configuration and Data Management team in our Huntsville, AL location.


This position may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The selected candidate will perform assignments requiring application of Industry Configuration Management practices and principles supporting development and production environments for multiple programs.


30% - Manages the day-to-day activities of the Configuration and Data Management team. Ensures that appropriate resources are applied to accomplish assigned work in a timely manner. Maintains department’s fiscal and commitment objectives by participating in planning meetings. Performs personnel performance evaluations in accordance with Company policies and procedures. Provides effective leadership, direction and team building to efficiently accomplish assigned work.


10% - Leadership – Lead group to create alignment with company vision for efficiency and alignment. Define and implement standard work flows and foster inter-site alignment with other Aerojet sites to improve the operational efficiency and depth of the department. Define and implement growth or improvement initiatives to improve department value proposition.


60% - Perform hands-on configuration and data management duties such as:

  • Processing and controlling changes made to all design disclosures including drawings, specifications, Aerojet standards and client documentation.
  • Perform verification of and release class I and class II engineering changes for accuracy and consistency with bill-of-material and model/CAD and document collections.
  • Participate in Configuration Control Boards and support the organization with configuration management practices and principles.
  • Providing solutions to a wide range of technical problems involving the conventional utilization of configuration and data management techniques.
  • Preparing configuration management plans that conform to contract requirements.
  • Providing data in support of contract data requirements list (CDRL) submittals. Estimating major program requirements, preparing program schedules and monitoring expenditures.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of nine (9) years of directly related progressive experience (or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience).


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.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to and knowledge of the PLM systems and processes are required.

  • Working knowledge of Configuration Management practices and principles and knowledge of ISO10007 and EIA649.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) is also needed.
  • Knowledge of PTC Windchill or Siemens Teamcenter desired.
  • Knowledge of design and development of mechanical systems and knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 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. Must require the ability to travel by air or auto.


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