Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Engineer, Facilities Engineering & Planning

    Location US-MS-Stennis Space Center
    Job ID
    Facilities/Maintenance - Facilities 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.

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Facilities Engineer, Engineering and Planning to join our team at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under general supervision:


    50% - Manage the facility building 9101 to include:

    • Specific focus on facility HVAC system:
      • Maintain performance parameters for Class 8 clean room.
      • Facilitate preventive and corrective maintenance for 240-ton and 80-ton portable chiller systems, along with numerous split systems.
    • Interact with landlord personnel and maintenance crews.
    • Oversee landscaping and pest control activities.
    • Coordinate/facilitate office and telephone moves.
    • Maintain facility Public Address system.
    • Maintain energy usage and conservation efforts.
    • Investigate equipment failures and recommend/implement solutions, etc.


    25% - Oversee various and multiple facility project activities as needed:

    • Furniture purchases,
    • Maintain facility signage,
    • Facilitate office moves, 
    • Coordinate office/telephone/computer moves,
    • Maintain Easy Lobby Visitor Management System, etc.


    25% - Back-up assistance for GSE work planning:

    • Serves as to Site Focal for Material Handling Focal (MHF), Lifting Devices & Equipment (LDE) and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) maintenance, interfacing with and serving as liaison to NASA customer.
    • Draft lift and move plans for various SSC assembly and test operations.
    • Review GSE drawings for accuracy.
    • Maintain accurate facility design drawings, etc.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of related experience or an equivalent combination or education and experience.  Experience in rocket engine assembly and test and procurement environment a plus.

    • Must be capable of performing the functions of an Aerojet Rocketdyne Contractor Coordinator.
    • Requires the ability to monitor & balance departmental budget.
    • Ability to read blueprints & understand facility systems (to include electrical, mechanical, HVAC, & pneumatics) and ability to interact & drive accountability with vendors a must.
    • Outstanding communication skills needed.

    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.


    Work Environment and 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. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. 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. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. 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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