Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Engineer, Manufacturing

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    14575
    Zip
    91304
    Category
    Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) offers a complete line of propulsion products from launch vehicles to missile defense, which have been used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the Space Shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, and High Altitude Defense Systems.

     

    Join us as a Manufacturing Engineer at our Los Angeles facility in California.

     

    This job may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    This position will be responsible for mechanical component manufacture assembly and integration into rocket engine and power systems products. Responsibilities include designing and planning of layout component fabrication, assembly and material handling, planning of sequence of operations, and specification procedures. The scope of responsibility will be for several mechanical components or as a process engineer supporting new and developing process that could be utilized on all programs within AR, with the potential to acquire greater responsibility as performance and experience dictate.

     

    Day-to-day responsibilities will include the following:

     

    35% - Developing/Designing Support Hardware and Review Engineering Drawings: The candidate will utilize design and business software (ProE, CATIA, VisMockup, and/or other similar CAD/virtual manufacturing tools/software, MS Office applications such as Word, Excel) to develop, design, review and fabricate hardware in support of the Operation and enabling support processes, and Engineering customer.


    20% - Developing and Implementing Manufacturing Fabrication and Assembly Processes and Systems. The candidate will develop and implement the process of precision turning operation of complex configurations on a wide range of material types which will include the following:

    • Determining tooling requirements to safely facilitate optimum positioning of surfaces for machining, cleaning, packaging and protection for the milling process, support and maintain dimensional requirements, determine machine loading, setups, hardware handling instructions and scheduling.
    • Perform risk assessments to ensure risks to personnel and environment are eliminated and risk to hardware and facility are accurately assessed and communicated to management.
    • Determine clean and etching process for a wide variety of materials.
    • Support design reviews - CDR, CoDR PDR.

    20% - Managing Projects: The candidate will manage processes in accordance with the ACE methodology which will include process certification, process improvement methods (e.g. Kaizen, 3P, VSM, etc.) and other Bluebook elements. They will also prepare Basis of Estimates (BOE) develop and defend to management key strategic manufacturing plans, risk assessments and proposals that target customer and business goals; and differentiate between suppliers based on their technical process (Repeatability, Reliability) and business (Reliability, Rates, CSP, ISO compliant) capability.

     

    15% - Welding Support: The candidate will develop and implement the process of welding of complex configurations on a wide range of material types. They will also determine tooling requirements for the welding process, and support and maintain dimensional requirements.

     

    10% - Determining Tight Tolerance Machining: The candidate will determine complex design geometric dimensioning and tolerancing for various machining and measuring methods that meet specifications, tooling and equipment requirements.

    Requirements

    Requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Manufacturing /Industrial Technology or Engineering and at least two (2) or more years of directly 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.

    Personal skills continuously utilized to execute responsibilities:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication, including public speaking.
    • Organizational/Multi-tasking skills that enhance value stream flow and ensure product value streams are effective at meeting customer and company goals.
    • Team building skills – develop relationships across value stream and enabling department resources to effectively manage product value stream.
    • Ability to thrive in a team environment, work independently, and embrace continuous improvement.

     

     

    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    The work environment my 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, or crouching on narrow slippery surfaces), bending, reaching, handling, stooping and kneeling and ability to lift/carry/push and 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 airborne particles requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as air-purifying respirators, safety glasses, goggles, face shield, foot protection ( i.e., safety toe-cap shoes), gloves, shop coat and hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory or other areas.

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