Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Inspector - Welding (2nd Shift)

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Inspection - Other
  • 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


    We are currently seeking an experienced Welding Inspector to join our facility in Canoga Park, California. 2nd Shift. Union position.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    100% - Read and interpret information from planning documents, drawings, specifications, engineering orders, quality assurance procedures, schematics and diagrams to plan methods and procedures to inspect weldments and diffusion bonded assemblies for dimensional accuracy, correct penetration and soundness.


    10% - Inspect weld set ups prior to welding.


    50% - Apply a broad knowledge of weld and fusion bonded theory, practices, methods and workmanship standards and perform visual inspection and have penetrant inspection of weldments and diffusion-bonded assemblies for dimensional accuracy, correct penetration and soundness.


    10% - Visually and physically check material and cut away samples for hardness, soundness, and correct penetration using precision measuring instruments, sine and surface plates, height and radius gauges, comparators, check fixtures and dye penetrant equipment.


    5% - Perform or verify loading, destructive and leak tests.


    5% - Record and maintain or verify test data and records manually or with the aid of a computer or computer-based system.


    10% - Stamp off or otherwise accepts or rejects welded and diffusion bonded assemblies and order rejections or rework.


    High school diploma (or equivalent) preferred.


    2+ years performing weld inspections with aerospace hardware experience.


    Must be certifiable to Level II Penetrant certification in accordance with NAS 410 and/or ASNT.


    Other NDT certifications a plus.


    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.



    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. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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