Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Associate Engineer, Quality

Location US-AR-Camden
Job ID
Quality, Mission Assurance & Test - Quality Engineering
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote?


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-class developer and manufacturer of advanced propulsion and energetics systems for customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies and companies, both in the United States and abroad. Our markets include space, where we provide a full range of propulsion and power systems for launch vehicles, satellites and other space vehicles; strategic missiles; missile defense; and tactical systems and armaments. Our propulsion systems, both liquid- and solid-fueled, have been at the heart of virtually every major U.S. space and missile program since the dawn of the space age. Visit our website at for more information on our company, our people, and our mission.


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Associate Quality Engineer to join our growing facility in Camden, Arkansas.


Under close supervision, the Associate Quality Engineer assists with the review and approval of Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, design drawings, design specifications and instruction/procedures for Manufacturing, Test and Inspection activities to assure compliance with Quality System requirements. In this role, you will also assist with the coordination of review of discrepant material, investigate cause of defect/failure and take corrective action, as well as monitor quality trends and escalates for appropriate preventive action. Provides input in preparation of reports and analyses, performs special tasks as assigned in support of Quality Program Objectives, and assisting with presentations to Department and Program Management and Customers as required.



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.


Work/Life Balance - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus additional sick allowance.  4/10 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual 1 week year-end company shut down.


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


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


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


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


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


Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under direct supervision:

40% - Support MR/MRB investigation and disposition activities for assigned programs. 


20% - Prepare First Article inspections and ensure compliance to all requirements.


20% - Support all corrective and preventive action activities for assigned programs. 


10% - Support continual improvement/PVM activities. Prepare and review required metrics.


5% - Work closely with Planners, Program Quality Engineers, and Receiving Inspection to resolve issues.


5% - Visit suppliers to review product and process issues.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


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.



Additional Requirements:
•Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to operate in a team environment.
•Computer skills sufficient to generate reports and analyze data using MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word software.
Desirable Qualifications:
•Experience with solid rocket component fabrication, electro-mechanical parts assembly and Final Assembly and Check-out and/or Avionics.
•Experience with Hardware Acceptance Review processes.
•ASQ certifications.
•Experience implementing cost-effective, LEAN inspection/verification methods or Key Characteristics (ref AS9103) is desired.



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. 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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