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Engineer, Project/Product

Engineer, Project/Product

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Engineering - Project Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.


We are bringing 800 new jobs to Huntsville, Alabama and building a state-of-the art advanced manufacturing facility where we will produce our industry-leading solid propulsion systems, and our next-generation rocket engine. Our efforts to build on our existing presence in Huntsville are in full swing. Defense-related program management, engineering and related support positions will be housed at this site, home of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Defense headquarters and Rocket Shop Defense Advanced Programs.


Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Project/Product Engineer for our Huntsville, AL location. The Project Engineer will plan and perform propulsion program tasks in under guidance from more senior-level Engineers. Under general direction, you will implement design and analysis tasks, special studies, experiments, and hardware/test requirements. Additionally, you will coordinate ballistic, thermal, and structural analyses, as well as perform post-test examination, analyses, and reporting. You shall also have the ability to successfully:

  • Provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions to a wide range of technical problems (including propellant development and production issues) involving the conventional engineering techniques.
  • Conceive and plan projects to attain objectives.
  • Participate in investigation activity under direction senior-level Engineers.
  • Prepare technical and design requirements in support of project goals.
  • Keep current in relevant technologies and methods in support of project assignments.
  • May be assigned Cost Account Management duties.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under general direction:


65% - Support Engineering teams working on solid rocket motor development and production program tasks/problem resolution, etc. Coordinate engineering work within Engineering and across other functions. Manage technical progress, risk, schedule, and cost as needed.


25% - Provide Engineering analysis/solutions to more senior Engineers and other Aerojet Rocketdyne functional organizations to support technical goals.


10% - Provide inputs to written and verbal status reports to Engineering leadership and Aerojet Rocketdyne Management. Provide input and leadership at program team meetings.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and two (2) or more years of directly related experience. Two (2) or more years of experience with solid propellant projects is highly desired. CAD knowledge is desirable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required.


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 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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