Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Quality Engineer

    Location US-MS-Stennis Space Center
    Job ID
    Quality & Mission Assurance - Quality Engineering
  • 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


    We are seeking a Senior Quality Engineer to join our team at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Must be willing work swing shift.


    In this role, you will utilize your knowledge of quality requirements, quality management systems, product conformity, configuration management principles, material review board process and assembly/test processes to validate product acceptance as it relates to Rocket Engine Assembly and Hot-Fire Testing Operations.


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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under general supervision the successful individual will be responsible for:


    60% - Review, approve and release work instructions/procedures. Understand and interpret required engineering drawings, specifications and technical manuals. Verify compliance with applicable drawings, specifications, procedures, and government requirements.


    15%- Provide material review dispositions for nonconforming materials, parts and equipment. Perform corrective/preventive action and root cause analyses to reduce or eliminate nonconformances.


    15% - Analyze and compile performance reports and process control statistics in order to determine and improve process capability or product quality.


    10% - Develop processes and systems that ensure the quality, reliability and system safety of company procured products and services. Analyze contractual and specification requirements for the development or modification of methods, procedure, and metrics needed to ensure that quality standards and practices are attained. Perform process audits.


    Note: This position may require possible shift rotation every other month to swing shift.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and 5 years of directly 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. Individual must be able to obtain and maintain NASA Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) security clearance.


    Additional Requirements:

    • Must have the ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings, specifications and technical manuals.
    • Must be familiar with MS Office software and web-based database applications.
    • Must work well independently, as well as in a team environment.
    • Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written and demonstrate good attention to detail during performance of roles and responsibilities. Excellent problem solving and customer relationship skills are expected.
    • Must be willing and able to travel up to 10%.
    • Must be willing to work all shifts and weekends.
    • High regard for ethics and safety. Employees are expected to comply with Aerojet Rocketdyne's Code of Ethics. Knowledge of safety programs and physical hazard control programs/methodologies associated with the work place, work practices or equipment.


    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    The work environment may 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 and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume 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 and hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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