Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Inspector 3

Location US-WA-Redmond
Job ID
Inspection - Inspector
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote?


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.  Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.


We have an immediate need for an experienced Inspector-3 who ideally has aerospace experience working with electromechanical space flight components, assemblies and systems. IPC electrical fabrication experience is highly desirable. Candidates must be willing and available to work other shifts or overtime as needed to meet production schedules. This position will be located in our Redmond, Washington facility.


Note: Relocation assistance is not available for this position.




What we can offer you:


Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne


Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.


Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness


Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match


Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program


Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs. 


Beautiful Campus – Large campus with forested trail, basketball court, fitness center, covered bicycle parking, and outdoor gazebos.


This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.


Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under general supervision:


50% - Perform mechanical and electrical test/ inspection.


20% - Review manufacturing orders and issue kit items.


20% - Qualified to perform all duties of lower inspection grades and perform such duties when applicable and required.


10% - Train lower level inspectors as directed.


SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent preferred and 1 years of related experience. May require certification in assigned area.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • This position requires basic print reading skills along with the ability to use common inspection tools and instruments with limited instruction or supervision.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have general computer skills that include MS Word, MS Excel, and use of email.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems such as Oracle is preferred.
  • At least 1 year of related experience as an inspector or assembly technician in an aerospace environment desired.
  • Experience with NDT is a plus.
  • An Associate's degree in a technical discipline or a two-year certificate from a college or technical school is preferred.
  • IPC electrical fabrication experience is highly desirable.

Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must 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:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Successful passing of initial and annual visual acuity exams required. Employee may need to work near moving mechanical parts or in loud working conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, chemicals or airborne particles. May require the ability to travel by air or auto.

Pay range for this position:

24.52 - 33.97 per hour

Note about pay range:

Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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