Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Human Resources - Senior Compensation Analyst

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park | US-CA-Sacramento
    Job ID
    Human Resources - 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


    Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Senior Compensation Analyst to work out of its Rancho Cordova or Canoga Park, CA location. This position reports directly to Director of Compensation and has the responsibility for conducting market pricing activities, providing guidance on job classification evaluations, and administering various compensation programs.


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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under limited general direction, the Senior Compensation Analyst applies knowledge and expertise in compensation practices supporting Talent Management, HR Business Partners and leaders in making compensation decisions.


    40% - Conduct analysis and make pay recommendations for external and internal job offers. Review requests for promotions and provide guidance on job leveling and salary increase decisions. Participate in salary surveys and utilize market data to enhance the organization’s ability to maintain a competitive edge by attracting and retaining a highly qualified workforce.


    30% - Lead the administration of one or more compensation programs such as the annual merit increase cycle, incentive plans and recognition programs. Develop and deliver training to communicate compensation programs to management and the HR Business Partner team.


    20% - Collaborate with functional management to develop job descriptions that represent current and accurate job responsibilities for various job classifications. Prepare documentation in support of government, internal and external audits.


    10% - Responsible for budget tracking of various compensation programs leveraging different reporting tools to create budget summaries and dashboards.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and six (6) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    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:

    • Strong knowledge of compensation theories and practices and a demonstrated ability in providing guidance and counsel to leaders and employees required.
    • The ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization is expected.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy is critical, as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks, shifting priorities and ambiguity while remaining flexible.
    • Proficiency in HR systems (including report writing) and MS Office, with advanced skills in Excel is required.
    • Certification in Compensation is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in a fast-paced engineering environment and manufacturing industry is preferred.
    • Proficiency in market analysis tools such as Market Pay is highly desirable.
    • Ability to travel as needed (5-15%).


    Work Environment and 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 and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal 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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