Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Electrical/Electronic Engineer

Location US-VA-Culpeper
Job ID
Engineering - Electrical/Electronics Engineering
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote?


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion systems and energetics to space and defense customers. Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an Avionics Engineer (Electrical Engineer) to join our facility near Culpeper, in beautiful, rural Orange County, Virginia (1.5 hours from Washington, DC).

This position is a key part of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Avionics Engineering and will be responsible for performing day-to-day engineering activities for our Defense Business Unit programs. In this role, you will work directly with engineers and technical experts across various centers of excellence and in close collaboration with Program Managers and Chief Engineers.

Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.


We are seeking an Electrical/Electronic Engineer to support Avionics Electrical Test Equipment Design team at our Culpeper, VA facility. The candidate will assist the team with the design process of manual and automated test sets.


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


Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.  



 This job may be filled at this level posted or one level higher. 

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

This position may require occasional overtime and travel as required to meet critical schedule milestones.

  • 100% - Support of live rocket engine testing and below job functions listed below.
  • Troubleshoot electrical continuity problems, etc.  on flight hardware and test equipment
  • Coordinate issue responses with on-site Operations personnel and remote hardware engineers
    • Perform design analysis and test of Avionics subsystems and components (e.g.; controllers, actuators, pressure sensors, initiation systems, thermal batteries, etc.)
    • Perform data analysis and generate test scripts in support of actuator testing
    • Support component selection , circuit design, schematic capture and PCB design
    • Support rocket motor production and test facilities consisting of (but not limited to):
    • Support Avionics design tasks consisting of (but not limited to):
    • Notional percentage – core responsibilities are at the Virginia Operations campus. 


  • Requires Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and two (2) or more years of experience in the design of test equipment consoles/racks for electrical applications.
  • Design Integration and test of Digital and Analog circuits.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing engineering specifications, schematics and drawings with the ability to translate customer driven requirements into specifications.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to coordinate and collaborate with local/on-site teams, as well as teams at other sites.
  • Use of engineering application tools such as Altium, LtSpice, PSPICE, etc.
  • Programming in Python, C++, MATLAB.
  • Must be able for occational travel to other locations outside of Culpeper, VA. to meet critical schedule milestones.


  • Design and test experience in Analog and Digital Circuits.
  • Experience with the usage of test instruments, National Instruments (NI), Power Supplies, Oscilloscopes, DMMs, Wave form Generators, Multiplexers, Logic Analyzers, Data Acquisition Systems, etc.
  • Previously worked in the Aerospace and Defense Industries and have process knowledge.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.  Requires U.S. Citizenship. 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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