Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Plating Technician (2nd Shift)

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Other
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets.


    We are seeking a Plating Technician for our Canoga Park, CA facility to work 2nd shift. This is a Union position.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    100% -


    Select and position electrodes/anodes, part and assemblies in process tanks to apply plating on metallic components. Be able to hand prep (sand) and mask hardware to ensure plating process meets specification and drawing requirements. Plan proper grouping and positioning of material to assure treatment to specifications. Maintain bath composition, temperature, and concentration. Have a basic electrical knowledge of electrical circuitry – anodic/cathode – positive/negative. Ability to calculate surface areas and determine current density for hardware. Knowledge in electroforming - ability to design and fabricate plating cells, shielding, and anode placement. Have experience working with hazardous chemicals and acids. General tool knowledge of power tools and hand grinders.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • High school diploma preferred or equivalent and at least one (1) year of experience in plating of metallic parts and assemblies.
    • Experience working with and around hazardous chemicals including acids.
    • Must have a proven safety record and experience with PPE used in plating and with hazardous chemicals.
    • Must have basic electrical knowledge including, electrical circuitry, positive/negative, anode/cathode placement, AC/DC power supplies, rectifiers 
    • Experience handling large complex hardware with tooling and other handling devices (ie: pallet jacks, cranes, lifting straps, etc.).
    • Experience preparing hardware surfaces for plating and fabrication/installation of tooling and shields to ensure parts meet plating requirements.

    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/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. 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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