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  • Sr. Engineer, Process Engineering (Sr. Process Engineer)

    Location US-FL-Orlando
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  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace is looking for a Process Engineer for it's Orlando, FL office. This is an individual contributor position.

    The main function of the Process Engineering role is to establish and maintain manufacturing processes to produce launch vehicles and related hardware to Design Engineering and Customer requirements within the Quality Management System framework.


    The successful candidate needs a broad knowledge base of all, or a combination of, circuit boards, electrical wiring, metal fabrication, and aerospace related assembly and integration processes. The work of the Process Engineer role substantially involves hands-on interaction and collaboration with Production Operations, Production Control, Quality Assurance, and Design Engineering.


    This position is under general supervision and follows established policies and procedures while performing professional Process Engineering assignments requiring full use and application of standard manufacturing and quality principles, theories, concepts and techniques.


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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    This role is generally responsible for Process Engineering activities of development and production Programs by applying engineering and quality procedures to support hardware requirements to assure that delivered products conform to contractual and Aerojet requirements. Additional more specific responsibilities include:


    • Production Operations Support (40% of Standard Work)
      • Observe and monitor the status of Work-In-Process (WIP) periodically each work day in each work area.
      • Respond to urgent and important production events in a timely manner including non-conformances, in-process approvals, and Process Plan corrections or updates.
      • Providing clarifications and training to Technicians and inspectors to accomplish pertinent processes


    • Production Operations Work Instructions (25% of Standard Work)
      • Generate new Process Plans for new processes and products to include fabrication experiments or pilots.
      • Update Process Plans to permanently include WIP corrections or updates and incorporate Design Engineering changes.


    • Design Engineering Support (25% of Standard Work)
      • Review and provide feedback on new product designs from a Process Engineering perspective.
      • Review and provide feedback on Design Engineering Changes from a Process Engineering perspective.
      • Coordinate initiation of Design Engineering Changes based on issues encountered in Production.


    • Field Location Support (10% of Standard Work)
      • Update and monitor launch vehicle assembly process at nearby facility.
      • Update and monitor vehicle delivery system process at nearby facility.
      • While responsible for the above activities, work will still be reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. Erroneous decisions or recommendations, or failure to get results will cause impact to project schedules. Contacts are primarily intra-organizational as well as with resident customer representatives.
      • May be involved in interfacing with outside customer contacts infrequently on routine matters.




    Required Experience/Skills

    • Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering and five years of related technical experience in Quality or Process/Manufacturing Engineering role, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • General engineering background and knowledge of quality engineering principles.
    • Ability to be self-directed for most daily activities.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills to interpret and evaluate data and processes.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints technical drawings, and specifications.
    • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
    • Ability to apply and interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
    • Ability to use a variety of measuring and test equipment.
    • Knowledge of design practices.
    • May require the use of various computer systems to produce spreadsheets, reports, and data analysis.


    Desired Experience/Skills

    • Lean Six Sigma experience
    • AS9100 QMS experience
    • Experience working on hardware in a Government contract environment
    • Circuit Board assembly experience
    • Cable/harness fabrication experience


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




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