Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee (AOT) is seeking a Chemical Engineer to support metal processing and recycling programs. This position will be located at the Jonesborough, Tennessee facility and will report to the Senior Manager of Engineering. We are seeking a motivated and experienced engineer to assist in the development and production of metal products from a metal fluoride, as well as a recycle process to cleanse metal and take it to a fluoride form for use in production processes. This position will work closely with AOT’s customers to meet their needs by leading the engineering aspects of planning, design, analyses, development, qualification, and production of the processes and will also work closely with Program Management personnel to meet AOT’s business goals.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Essential Functions: The percentage of time listed below is approximate and varies depending on assignments and business needs.
Provides leadership in support of program tasks and hardware technology development test efforts. The successful candidate may support both development and production programs. Among the duties will be customer presentations and submittals, as well as coordinating activities with internal organizations such as Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, Laboratories and Inspection.
20% - Lead engineering support for the production of metal and recycling of metal. This includes requirements management, anomaly resolution, and anomaly prevention.
20% - Plan, conduct, and analyze data from the production process.
15% - Support process development and qualification, including supplier oversight and management.
15% - Provide hardware fabrication support, including nonconformance resolution.
10% - Present results at internal and external meetings.
10% - Conduct performance other engineering analysis as required in support of trade studies and programs.
10% - Support proposal activities and manage internal research and development efforts, as necessary.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or related field and 5 years of 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.
Experience with chemical processes related to metal reduction and recycling technology development is desired.
Experience working in an equivalent engineering environment is desired.
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.