Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Detail Cell Operator (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


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Detail Cell Operator to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA. This will be a Second Shift/Union position and will perform various manufacturing duties.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    100% - Perform assigned manufacturing tasks:

    • Operate CNC turn-mill machines, CNC milling machines.
    • Operate automated furnaces/conventional ovens, CNC electrical discharge machines.
    • Perform automated coordinate measuring machine (CMM) inspection, automated parts dipping, bench machining/deburring, grit blasting, heat treating, chemical parts cleaning, agitators/mixers, coating, dimensional inspection, fluorescent penetrant inspection.
    • Perform off-line and in process machine set-ups.
    • Proof out NC programs and first article work.


    High School graduate or equivalent preferred. Trade school certification or one year minimum experience setting up and operating numerical controlled machines.


    Have proficient use of hand tools, precision measurement instruments to check work in progress and final product for dimensional conformance including surface finishes. Experience using inspection hand tools, such as micrometers and dial indicators. Experience deburring machined parts. 


    Have basic NC programming skills with HAAS controllers. Working knowledge of cutter types, speeds and feeds.


    Working knowledge of inspection coordinate measuring machines.


    Working knowledge of non-destructive test (NDT) processes for detecting surface defects, such as fluorescent penetrant inspection.


    Experience using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


    Experience using machine shop type chemicals.


    Experience using personal computers or manufacturing computers for the purpose of viewing or maintaining manufacturing and/or inspection data.


    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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