Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Specialist Engineer, Process Engineering

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Process 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 websites at and


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Process Engineering Specialist to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area).


    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    40% - Provide in-process technical guidance to production assembly and test processes. Disposition discrepant hardware. Resolve hardware constraints.


    10% - Provide process technical expertise to support product design reviews and manufacturing/supplier readiness reviews.


    10% - Analyze performance drivers, and lead project team(s) to implement processing efficiencies to achieve performance/cost targets, utilizing Lean manufacturing tools.


    10% - Define assembly and test process specification requirements. Document lessons learned and best practices into assembly and test standard work instructions and manufacturing planning. Develop and provide technical training to technicians.


    10% - Maintaining tooling and work center readiness (calibration, preventative maintenance plans, Foreign Object Elimination).


    15% - Utilize process input and output characteristic data (statistical process control, as applicable) to drive process improvement and process control to achieve cost of quality targets. Perform relentless root cause analysis and lead project team(s) to implement corrective and preventive actions.


    5% - Identifying, reporting, and eliminating unsafe acts & unsafe conditions within assembly and test work areas.



    Requires Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Industrial Technology or related technical discipline and 9 years of related experience working in a manufacturing environment (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


    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.


    While performing the duties of this job, employees will be working in a Class 100,000 clean room. Minimum required PPE includes steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, and clean room smock.


    • Experience with mechanical assembly methods, tools, and processes (including threaded inserts, lockwire, safety cabling, bolt stretching, lock washer installation bearing / bushing installation, bellville springs).
    • Experience handling, maintain, resorting critical sealing surfaces.
    • Experience dispositioning hardware and performing root cause analysis.
    • Experience using electronic planning and reading electronic drawings.
    • Strong analytical and communication skills (written and oral) are required, along with the desire to work in a collaborative team environment.
    • Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to organize and complete projects, objectives, and tasks.

    Desirable Qualifications a plus:

    • Experience working with pneumatic pressure systems to perform leak testing using mass spectrometer/bubble soap solution.
    • Training or experience utilizing Lean manufacturing tools (Kaizen, VSM, 3P, manufacturing std work, process matrices, P-Q analysis).
    • Six Sigma or equivalent statistical process control training/certification.
    • Experience working in a Class 100,000 clean room (smock/gowning required).


    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 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. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization..


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