Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Specialist Engineer, Quality Assurance (NDT)

    Location US-VA-Culpeper
    Job ID
    Quality & Mission Assurance - Quality Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Non-Destructive Test (NDT) Quality Specialist Engineer with Digital Radiographic experience to join our team in Culpeper, VA. In this role, you will provide effective and efficient NDT Quality support to the Aerojet Rocketdyne Culpeper, VA site and serve as the key NDT quality interface with the company's NDT Center of Excellence.


    This position maybe filled at this level or one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    50% - The successful individual will serve as the subject matter expert with minimal direction for Digital Radiography techniques. Lead the transition from film to digital inspection techniques. Develop inspection techniques for new products.


    30% - Review NDT technique sheets for compliance to industry specifications, Aerojet Rocketdyne specifications and drawing requirements. Prepare necessary reports.


    20% - Support NDT inspection as required.


    Using your expertise, the successful individual will also:

    • Conduct audits and surveillance of quality systems and processes.

    • Promote and assist with continuous improvement activities.

    • Perform physical hardware inspection, acceptance and release.

    • Product integrity reviews (physical and documentation).


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and at least 9 years of directly related experience in Quality/Manufacturing/NDT processes (or an equivalent combination of education and experience); and experience in Digital Radiography (DR) and Computed Tomography (CT). 


    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.


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:


    • Successful candidates will have a track-record of proactivity and a demonstrated history of successfully working under minimal supervision.
    • Hands-on working experience in a manufacturing environment and a corresponding understanding of manufacturing processes is essential.
    • Experience with auditing practices and Process Certification is desired.
    • Experience in any of the following NDT methods is preferred:  Radiography (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Fluid Penetrant Inspection (FPI), Eddy Current (ET), or Magnetic Particle (MT).
    • A demonstrated proficiency with a variety of NDT inspection techniques and equipment along with a working knowledge of blueprint reading and interpretation is required. Experience with digital radiography and computed tomography techniques and equipment strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of industry NDT standards (ex. NAS410, ASTM 1742, ASTM 1417, ASTM 1444, AMS-STD-2154, etc...) is requisite.
    • Certifications: The ideal candidate would have RT Level 3 certification.
    • Candidate must meet requirements of NAS-410.
    • Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work well in a team environment.
    • Must possess strong computer skills and be well-organized.


    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    Employees must possess the 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.


    The work environment may also require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with 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. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fumes 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 or hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization. Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply. The position requires the ability to travel by air or auto.


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