Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Specialist Engineer, EEE Parts and Radiation

    Location US-WA-Redmond | US-CA-Canoga Park | US-AL-Huntsville
    Job ID
    Engineering - Other
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Specialist Engineer to support our EEE (electrical, electronics and electromechanical) parts and radiation team. This position can be located at one of our following locations:

    • Canoga Park, California
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Redmond, Washington

    In this role, you will play a key role in the component engineering group supporting new and existing spacecraft propulsion programs. Proficiency in radiation effects, survivability engineering design, and test methods used to assure electronic components are compatible with operation in space radiation environments expected.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under limited general direction:

    50% - Provide Radiation Analysis expertise.

    • Assess customer radiation requirements and develop derived radiation requirements for EEE parts.
    • Create models to assess radiation risk of EEE parts.
    • Generate and submit radiation risk assessment reports.
    • Support radiation risk mitigation efforts.
    • Evaluate new devices for radiation performance.
    • Develop radiation test plans at the EEE part level and support test execution.

    25% - Support design teams in the selection, evaluation, and documentation of EEE parts.

    • Create detailed part drawings which meet customer requirements.
    • Review parts lists and ensure selected parts comply with customer requirements.
    • Generate Non-Standard Part Approval Requests (NSPARs).

    15% - Lead investigations of failed components.

    • Use industry standard failure investigation processes to determine root cause of failures.
    • Generate failure investigation reports and recommend effective corrective actions to prevent recurrence of failure.

    10% - Mentor junior team members.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field and 9 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

    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.

    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • Advanced knowledge of semiconductor physics, radiation effects on semiconductor devices, circuit design, and electronics testing.
    • Knowledge of radiation effects (TID, ELDRS, SEE).
    • Experience with radiation effects simulation software.
    • Advanced knowledge of applicable industry practices and standards in EEE parts and radiation effects.
    • Experience with formal problem solving and failure analysis tools and techniques.
    • Experience working an equivalent engineering environment is desired.


    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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