Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Associate Engineer, Process Engineering

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

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world recognized leader in space and missile propulsion. We design and manufacture liquid, solid and hypersonic propulsion systems. This is an excellent opportunity to join a senior staff engaged in development and production activities related to new and existing propulsion technologies.


    We are seeking an associate-level Clean Process Associate Engineer to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area). Utilizing professional judgment and use/application of basic principle, theories, and concepts, the Clean Process Engineer will be responsible for understanding and providing oversight of the Pre-Clean & Fine Clean operations on a daily basis.


    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    The Clean Process Associate Engineer is responsible for maintaining a high production flow rate in the Pre-Clean and the Fine Clean chemical processing areas that meet the engineering and quality product requirements. He/She must ensure that the proper tank chemistry is maintained and that the tanks are operating within specification to properly clean hardware. He/She must maintain and create Electronic Process Instructions (EPI) for the clean mechanics to follow that will process hardware to specification requirements. He/She is also responsible for daily oversight of the clean processes via borescope inspection, observation/oversight and auditing of clean activities. He/She will be expected to implement continuous process improvements as needed to improve clean efficiency or support a new product need.


    Working under limited general direction:


    30% - Develops detailed process planning (EPI) for fabrication and inspection in compliance to contractual requirements. Applies engineering and quality procedures to support hardware and/or software requirements to assure that delivered products and/or services conform to contractual and Aerojet Rocketdyne requirements. Develops fabrication and verification processes that ensure quality requirements are met at a minimum cost and minimum time to product.


    10% - Keeps accurate records for the Chemical Process Area. Maintains the chemistry in the pre-clean and fine clean tanks. Perform weekly sampling of tank solutions and submit samples to the lab for testing. Maintains accurate air Quality documentation as required by company and state requirements.


    30% - Provides shop floor fabrication and verification support. Provides directions and training to technicians and inspectors to define pertinent processes.


    5% - Initiates cause and corrective action investigations in support of programs. Investigates problems which arise in the shops during the fabrication assembly or test of products and recommends solutions.


    5% - Works concurrently with design engineering and conducts producibility reviews to ensure producibility and inspectability of hardware. Works with IPT members to develop cost estimates and program schedules.


    10% - Implements statistical process control techniques to manage clean tank chemistry, identify problems early and develop process improvements.


    10% - Assists in developing and implementing facility and equipment plans, and tooling fabrication.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate science or related technical discipline or an equivalent combination of education and directly related 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.


    Additional Requirements:

    • Capable of creating/modifying process planning (EPI) (good computer skills with spreadsheets and Word programs).
    • Good understanding of electronic systems the company uses (Delmia, Windchill, ADMS, etc.).
    • A good working knowledge of process specifications and their quality requirements.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Excellent problem solving and communication skills.



    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 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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