Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Machinist 2

    Location US-VA-Culpeper
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Machining
  • 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 currently seeking a Machinist for our facility in Culpeper, VA.



    The Machinist 2 sets up and operates a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, precision grinders, etc. to make parts, mechanisms, tools, or machines to exacting tolerances and dimensions. These positions interpret blueprints, sketches, and engineering specifications; determine sequence of operations, number of cuts required and method of setup and arrangement; work with a variety of machinist’s hand tools and precision measuring instruments; make shop computations; and fit and put together precision parts and determine material, parts and equipment required.


    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    70% - Fabricates piece parts per work instructions, drawings and specifications through the use of required machine tools. Inspects piece parts per work instruction and drawing requirements. Sets up and operates machine tools.


    15% - Performs other related duties as assigned.


    10% - Uses, adjusts, cleans and stores the tools, machinery and equipment used.


    5% - Keeps records and reports of the use of equipment.


    Requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and 1-2 years of experience as Manual Machinist in an industrial/manufacturing environment. Candidate must also have either a trade school certification or be a Journeyman Machinist.


    U.S. 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:

    • One (1) year of experience in CNC or Conventional lathe machining.
    • Working knowledge of setting up the operation of milling machines and lathes.
    • Working knowledge of engineering drawings, blueprints, production plans and/or work instructions.
    • Working knowledge performing in-process inspection of finished parts utilizing appropriate inspection and gaging equipment.
    • Knowledge of industry applicable laws, codes, ordinances and regulations.
    • Knowledge of machine tools and equipment, machine shop procedures and practices, principals and properties.
    • Knowledge of basic mathematic principles to solve problems.
    • The ability to work in a team environment and relate to all levels of employees.
    • Valid driver's license.


    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. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. 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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