Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Engineer - Drafting and Design

    Location US-AL-Huntsville
    Job ID
    Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
  • Overview

    At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space and keep America safe. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.

    We are seeking a Senior Engineer to join our design engineering team in our Huntsville, AL location.

    In this role, you will utilize mechanical design and CAD skills that will be applied in designing and solving issues in the development of solid rocket motors and liquid rocket engines. Other responsibilities may include the design of support equipment, design standards or packaging solutions. Working under the guidance of senior staff, the candidate will support component design and integration of solid rocket motor and liquid rocket engine components used in high pressure, extreme environment applications.

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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Under general direction, the Senior Engineer determines approaches to objectives demonstrating an in depth understanding of mechanical design supporting assignments requiring the application of advanced principles, theories and concepts to develop propulsion hardware for spacecraft and missile programs.

    60% - Create, check and maintain design disclosure documentation for engineering designs. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation of design layouts and/or preliminary conceptual design layouts. Interpret engineering models and drawings and perform tolerance studies. Candidate will participate in trade studies and preliminary design using 3D CAD models.

    5% - Perform or coordinate thermal and structural analysis for predicting component and system level performance in the design of the products. Interacts with manufacturing to assure hardware is producible.

    25% - Prepare engineering product definition with associated geometric dimensioning and tolerancing in accordance with ASME Y14.5 standards. Actively participate in team meetings to assure design content for new or modified engineering designs. Prepares CAD files for team approval and monitors design release.

    10% - Prepare presentations for internal and external customers. Responsible for preparing engineering reports to support tolerance studies, engineering analyses, or failure investigations, including technical close-out reports.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline and five years of progressive experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (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 and Preferred Qualifications:

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is needed.
    • Strong mechanical engineering background and engineering aptitude expected.
    • General understanding of manufacturing processes (welding, brazing, machining, heat treating) is preferred.
    • Working knowledge of CREO (5.0 preferred) CAD geometry-based modeling required. NX or other similar design tool is also desired.
    • Experience in the design and development of mechanical systems and working knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 is desired.
    • General component and system level knowledge of rocket propulsion hardware is desirable.



    Work Environment and 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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and 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.


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