Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) 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 www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.
We are seeking an Associate Engineer in Systems Engineering to join our facility located in West Palm Beach, FL. After orientation and training, performs entry-level professional assignments under close supervision and following established procedures. This is a college hire requisition with a planned start in 2020.
This position may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.
Working under direct supervision and following specific, detailed instructions or established procedures, the successful candidate will be engaged in the following activities in providing Systems Engineering discipline support to engineering team leaders, including team coordination and planning, interaction with program management and customers:
60% - Assists with the development of hardware and software requirements for rocket propulsion systems product development. Responsible for derivation, allocation, and documentation of requirements in requirements database and specifications. Coordinates requirements and related specification change management with IPT members. Assists with defining and coordinating requirements verification plans with integrated product team members. Following established procedures, coordinates plans and compliance assessment and certification.
15% - Performs functional analysis and coordinates system trade studies. Coordinates selection of optimized concept baselines through benefit/cost trades in support of definition of system architecture and objectives.
15% - Performs project risk assessment and management and prepares and reports results on mitigation plans.
10% - Communicates results in oral presentations and written communication.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Advanced degree desirable. Coursework in Systems Engineering (requirements management, risk management, product development cycle) disciplines and rocket propulsion strongly desired. Experience with DOORS or equivalent requirements management software preferred.
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.
Demonstrated team work experience and solid communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.