Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Machinist

    Location US-NJ-Carlstadt
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Other
  • Overview

    ARDE Inc., An Aerojet Rocketdyne Company is a leader in the manufacturing of pressure vessels for aerospace applications. We are seeking an experienced precision Manual Machinist to join our Machine Shop in Carlstadt, NJ.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    100% - The Machinist will perform set-ups and machining of close tolerance aerospace hardware on large and small engine lathes, drill presses, milling machines & other shop equipment. Duties include:

    • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience using manual lathes and manual milling machines.
    • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings including Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).
    • Must be able to read and follow instructions from manufacturing planning and procedures.
    • Must be able to hold and maintain tolerances within .001” on manual engine lathes.
    • Must be able to use standard measuring instruments like micrometers, calipers, and indicators.
    • Must be able to perform Shop Math.


    High school diploma preferred (or equivalent) and 6+ years of close tolerance machining experience (10+ years of experience strongly preferred). Knowledge of machining materials such as Inconel, aluminum, steel, and plastics is required. Applicants should have the willingness and ability to work overtime as necessary. 


    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.


    Work Environment and 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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