Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Mechanic - Precision Development (2nd Shift)

    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 seeking an experienced machinist with CNC and manual machining expertise to join our team in Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area). Union position. 2nd shift


    Plan, layout, machine, assemble and develop complex and delicate machined parts, mechanisms, subminiatures and precision measuring instruments for manufacturing or test purposes.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Plan type and sequence of operations necessary to complete assignment with minimum machining and assembly time when planning information is not provided.


    Plan feeds, speeds, work alignment and sequence of operations using shop mathematics, charts, tables and other aids such as sine bars, indexing mechanisms and autocollimating equipment.


    Layout machining guidelines and outlines on blank stock using precision measuring tools and scribes to locate and mark reference points.


    Setup and operate various types of machine tools such as precision grinders, lathes, mills, boring machines and planners to make any cuts within the capacity of the machine. Improvise and adapt tooling and holding fixtures as necessary.


    Perform precision assembly and developmental work operations to exacting tolerances on complex and delicate subminiature parts, mechanisms and precision instruments.


    High School Diploma or equivalent required. Minimum 5 years of experience in related field.


    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.


    5-7 years of experience in the operation of conventional and N/C turning, milling and boring machine tools.


    Experience using trigonometry as applied to machine parts.


    Working knowledge of GD&T and blueprints.


    Experience reading and creating N/C programs on lathes, mills and boring machine tools.


    Experience performing offline and in-process machine set-ups.


    Experience using precision measurement instruments to ensure requirements are met on the machine.



    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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