Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Manager, Manufacturing Engineering (Production Planning & Tooling)

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Other
  • 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


    The Manager of Production Planning & Tooling is responsible for leading our Los Angeles site's production planning, tool design and tool engineering processes. The position will plan, organize and technically direct all aspects of the production planning and tooling processes.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    25% - Serve as the interface between the program manufacturing engineers, program integrators & machine shop, and the production planning and tooling organization.


    25% - Provide leadership to the production planning and tooling organizatio. Accountable for all aspects including, but not limited to, developing strategies and focusing on the execution to meet cost, quality, schedule and delivery requirements and goals.


    25% - Provide short and long-range planning for production planning and tooling operations, including command media and staffing. Ensure consistency across all program of the tooling and planning strategies.


    25% - Provide coaching and mentoring for career development and advancement of team members. Manage day-to-day activities of the tooling and production planning organization including bargaining unit contract administration.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related discipline with nine (9) years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and 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.



    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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