Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Engineer, Structures & Dynamics

    Location US-FL-Jupiter
    Job ID
    Engineering - Structural
  • 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


    We are seeking a Senior Engineer to join our team in our West Palm Beach, FL facility. This position requires the selected candidate to have excellent structural analysis skills that will be applied to the design, development and testing of flight propulsion products. The individual will join a senior staff engaged in development and production activities related to new and existing propulsion technologies.


    This position may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under limited general direction and exercising considerable latitude in determining methods and approaches, performs structural analysis as part of a team to provide design guidance and verify product designs to meet structural, thermal and performance requirements.


    60% - Perform structural analyses utilizing classic hand calculation methods and finite element models developed using ANSYS. Conduct static and dynamic structural analyses. Correlate analysis models and test results. Provide assessment of the products ability to satisfy internal structural requirements, as well as those flowed by the customer.


    20% - Report status and results of analysis tasks at design and program reviews.


    20% - Prepare technical reports documenting all analysis activities.


    Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in a related engineering discipline and 5 years of engineering experience with static and or dynamic structural analysis and testing, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.


    Demonstrated experience in performing linear and non-linear structural analyses supporting design, development and production qualification is required.


    Proficiency using finite element analysis tools such as ANSYS.


    Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts is desired.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint is expected.


    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. An active Secret Security Clearance is preferred.



    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 25 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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