Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Test Engineer

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - 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


    We are currently seeking a Test Engineer to support our Test Operations organization and report to the Component Test Center Manager. Working under general supervision, this position performs a variety of test engineering tasks on components and sub systems from various product lines. This includes supporting in-line production component testing and experimental/developmental testing on fast-paced liquid rocket engine development programs. This individual will operate from the Canoga Park, California facility (Los Angeles area).

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    80% - Support pressure test operations. Primary duties include working with the test operations team and internal program/discipline customers to develop test operations methodologies and processes, design test equipment, fixtures and test systems, create and maintain test operations procedures, specifications and schematics, direct test technicians, analyze/validate test results, and write test reports. Individual will perform these engineering activities within established procedures and under general supervision. Must be able to work productively in an environment with multiple assignments, and must possess a relentless approach to safety.


    10% - Support test facility and test equipment maintenance, repair, and procurement activities to assure test facility/equipment readiness. Interface with internal support functions and suppliers


    10% - Support process monitoring and improvement activities, including: metrics charting, analysis and improvement project management; defect/mishap investigation and corrective action management.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or related engineering/scientific discipline and two (2) years of directly related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


    Must be a self-starter. Hands-on experience with mechanical systems (aerospace, automotive, aircraft or machinery) is required; experience with instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems used in a test environment is preferred. A demonstrated basic understanding of manufacturing processes, materials and engineering analysis is required. Experience with liquid rocket engines a plus.


    US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Must 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:

    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; mobility to work in active test areas with uneven surfaces and tight spaces that will require occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds and will require moderate to sometimes frequent walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, reaching and/or bending; 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 hearing protection. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.  


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