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  • Engineer, Component Product Engineering (Electric Propulsion)

    Location US-WA-Redmond
    Job ID
    Engineering - Other
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Component Product Engineer to join our team in Redmond, Washington.


    Valve products are key components of propulsion systems used by our military, NASA, and commercial satellite service providers. Missions include interplanetary exploration, orbit-transfer, and orbit maintenance for a wide range of spacecraft. Aerojet Rocketdyne is the premier supplier of these enabling propulsion systems. Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a high-energy aerospace or mechanical engineer to provide technical oversight and assist project leadership for development and procurement of in-house and supplier-based valve products. Valve products include a broad range of liquid propellant (cryogenic, gaseous, and storable propellants) rocket propulsion fluid control components and may include actuators and electronic controls. The successful candidate will help assure the success of space missions through development, qualification, and production of valve products. The candidate will demonstrate attention to detail and the highest standards of quality assurance for the production of mission critical hardware. The successful candidate will be assigned to Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to provide valve component assistance to chief/senior engineers for in-house development or procurement.  


    This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under general supervision, the Engineer determines approaches to objectives demonstrating a complete understanding and application of engineering principles, concepts, and practices.


    25% - Development and fabrication support of rocket engine valve and actuator components. Translates engineering and scientific concepts from preliminary ideas through product life cycle.


    25% - Supplier integration with external vendors ensuing requirements are achieved on-time and within budget.


    20% - Interface with other members of project or program teams, management, and technical staff to provide coordination of technical, schedule and cost solutions to team objectives.


    20% - Analyze and verify valve & actuator design and performance for adequacy and reliability. Support investigation and resolution of hardware and process anomalies and issues identified by preventative action/corrective action boards or safety initiative activities.


    10% - Develop trade studies, design concepts, systems integration and component-level test plans.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a related field plus 2 years of experience in design and project management of mechanical and fluid handling systems and components (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.


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • General engineering/science background required.
    • Understanding and use of analytical, design or process procedures pertinent to rocket engine valve and actuator advanced development needed.
    • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications, develop planning and procedures for assembly and test expected.
    • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Effective presentation and report writing skills will be required.
    • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated leadership skills are required.
    • Project skills in developing MS Project scheduling and Earned Value Measurement Systems is a plus.
    • May require the use of engineering test equipment, CAD, and/or various computer systems.


    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee will need to work near moving mechanical parts and in loud working conditions. The employee will be expected to travel to customers and suppliers across the country as necessary to support programs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, chemicals or airborne particles.


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