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  • Engineering Aid 3

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Engineering Support - Other
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an Engineering Aid to join our Material and Process Engineering team in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angles area). This position will be part of the Materials Characterization and Analysis group and will be responsible for providing materials related technical support for metallic and non-metallic materials to product teams.


    In this role, you will conduct materials testing which involves the use of varied testing equipment and instruments to perform tensile test, hardness testing, Impact Testing for oxygen compatibility, flammability testing, environmental exposure material conditioning and testing. Position requires good hands-on skills and familiarity with various measurement tools, gages, and ability to read and interpret both Spec and Eng hardware drawings. The selected individual should be able to prep and fabricate test samples, and measure density and specific gravities as needed.


    This position may be filled at this level posted or one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under general supervision:


    50% - Receiving Inspection.


    30% - LOX/GOX Compatibility.


    20% - Electronic Printed boards Inspection.


    Requires an Associate's degree in an appropriate discipline and at least 3 years of 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:

    • 5-10 years lab/material testing experience is highly desired.
    • Ability to work in a team oriented environment required.
    • Must also have excellent problem solving and organizational skills, as well as interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Strong computer knowledge is mandatory.
    • Hands-on experience with tensile machines, hardness tester, measurement tools i.e. micrometers, calipers, depth gages, etc.
    • Some experience in an industrial setting is also desirable, as well as demonstrated proficiency in practical application of engineering principles, or quality systems support.
    • Familiarity with Materials Specifications and working knowledge of ASTM test procedures are a plus.
    • Familiarity with gaseous and liquid delivery systems and their related components such as plumbing, valves, gages and safety relief systems are highly desirable.
    • The ability to design and create engineering drawings for the fabrication of unique test  components and fixtures is also a plus.


    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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional 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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