Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Associate Manufacturing Engineer

    Location US-MS-Stennis Space Center
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne offers a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. These include the RS-68 booster engine for Delta launch vehicles, the RS-25 engine for the Space Launch System, and upper stage engines such as the RL10 for United Launch Alliance. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a recognized worldwide leader in rocket propulsion systems and technology.


    We have an immediate opening for an Associate Manufacturing Engineer for our facility located in the Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.



    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 collaboratively support program production teams comprised of mechanical engineers, quality engineers, purchasing agents, subcontract administrators, design engineers, test technicians and other necessary support personnel to produce quality space hardware on time and on budget.


    50%   Create and update rocket engine build planning as required to support both production and development programs via utilization of EPS (Electronic Planning System). Effectively coordinate and synchronize all assembly and testing requirements/specifications into the planning instructions.


    30%   Actively participate in problem solving and implementation of preventive action plans to resolve planning/specification conflicts. Engagement in floor support with assembly operations personnel to review existing and upcoming planning. Manage metrics for quality of planning.


    20%   Coordinate a cooperative approach with Manufacturing Engineers, Senior Planners, Manufacturing Lead Engineer, Production Technicians/Mechanics, Production leadership and Management in the development and adherence to schedules of requested planning. Coordinate and achieve cross functional buy-in with engineering, quality, and safety.


    SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:  Other duties as assigned.


    Requires a Bachelor's in Engineering or other related science discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • Working knowledge of EPS (Delmia) preferred
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Project and Excel.
    • Good problem solving ability
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
    • Wrench Smart is highly desired along with electromechanical assembly experience of assemblies and subassemblies.


    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. Additionally, individual must be able to obtain and maintain NASA Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) security clearance.


    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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