Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Welder - Journeyman (2nd Shift)

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Welding
  • 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 seeking a Welder Journeyman for our Canoga Park, CA location. Union position. 2nd shift.


    Responsible for welding various metals of Company products, fixtures, test stands, industrial structures, tooling and related equipment, components and product parts by using available welding processes including manual fusion welding and by mechanized or automated processes, including laser, in-place-tube, robotic welding, plastic welding and torch brazing to do longitudinal and circumferential welding of assemblies. Cutting various metals by oxyacetylene and plasma arc, plasma spray welding and plasma welding. Welder is responsible for setup, and that the weldments meets the external and internal requirements of the applicable weld specification.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Set up and operate automatic inert gas arc welding machines to do such welding as longitudinal and circumferential welding of assemblies.


    Layout locations and make own setups as required.


    Weld Company products by certified processes maintaining critical alignment tolerances and improvising tooling and holding fixtures as required.


    Manually fusion weld various metals for fabrication of tooling, and maintenance, repair and assembly of plant machinery, equipment and buildings.


    Must pass and maintain all required certifications including civil code, ASME, and customer requirements to perform assigned work utilizing the following welding processes: shielded metal arc, gas, tungsten inert gas (TIG), metal inert gas (MIG), and plasma.


    High School graduate or equivalent preferred.


    Minimum 5 years of experience in related field.


    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.



    Minimum Requirements for Journeyman Welder


    Minimum Job Requirements (Specific):

    • Three years' G.T.A.W. experience welding hard alloys (stainless steel, titanium Inconel and / or steel).
    • Fabrication/ Welding schooling or equivalent can be substituted for years of experience on a 2 to 1 basis. 1.5 years of school = 3 years’ experience.
    • Experience welding duct assemblies (or similar) and controlling weld distortion and shrinkage.

    Minimum Job Requirements (Generic):

    • Must be capable of passing Journeyman Certification as well as other certifications as required.
    • Must be capable of passing an appearance test (root pass and two fill passes on stainless duct weld sample in 6G)              .
    • Must have a proven safety record and experience with PPE.
    • Experience reading, comprehending and using planning and drawings to meet required specification requirements.

     Experience (Preferred):

    • Prior experience welding Rocket engines and or propulsion systems.
    • Prior experience using mixed torch gases (95Ar / 5H2, Argon Helium mixes).
    • Prior certification in In-Place-Tube, Automatic or Orbital Welding.
    • Prior certification to D17.1 or Journeyman certification.


    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. 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. 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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