Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Manager, Tool Engineering

    Location US-AL-Huntsville
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Tool Engineering
  • 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 website at


    The Manager of Tool Engineering is responsible for technical and administrative leadership of the Tool Engineering group within Operations. This manager provides tool engineering process direction and leadership to tool engineers supporting production and new product components. This position will be located at our manufacturing facility in Huntsville, CA and reports to the Site Director.


    The ideal candidate will have experience experience to aerospeace tool design for composite structures.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    40% - Provides tool engineering and tool design process direction and leadership to the tooling organization to support production and new programs.


    25% - Develops and utilizes processes that promote continuous improvement using lean manufacturing and other Operational Excellence tools.


    15% - Works closely with site management, manufacturing engineering, process areas and product work centers to provide timely and qualified tooling support for operation needs.


    10% - Provides coaching and mentoring for career development and advancement of team members.


    10% - Develops and manages team overhead budget.


    Position requires a Bachelor's degree and nine (9) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience managing teams in an aerospace manufacturing environment desired. Must have the ability to lead and persuade others, and deploy new processes by effectively communicating ideas and concepts.


    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.



    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 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 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.


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