Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Specialist Engineer, PWB, Electrical

Location US-CA-Canoga Park
Job ID
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote?


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized Aerospace and Defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to domestic and international markets. We are a leading provider in both the solid and liquid propulsion market areas, as well as the number one provider in the tactical segment area of solid propulsion. From the first space programs to Orion, NASA’s launch vehicle to carry humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond, Aerojet Rocketdyne is the leader in innovation. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.


We are seeking a Specialist Electrical PWB Design Engineer to join our engineering design team in our Canoga Park, (Los Angeles area), CA facility.

Will support Electro-Mechanical Packaging of complex electrical/electronic assemblies. Knowledge of electronic packaging design for applications in Aerospace and/or military, with an emphasis on Printed Wiring Board design. Position will support the design and development of electronics hardware, working closely with electrical circuit designers, electrical systems, manufacturing, thermal and stress analysts.


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. 


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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

(60%) Create Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Layout designs to implement electrical circuit designs for application in demanding environments, using Altium.


(20%) Evaluate relevant design requirements for product realization working with electrical circuit designers.


(15%) Support PWB manufacturing vendors as required to facilitate effective PWB assembly and test.


(5%) Technical reviews/risk mitigation.  Support other analysis functions i.e. structural and thermal as required to establish PWB design compliance.


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering and 9 years direct work experience in the area of electrical PWB and mechanical design. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Familiarity with aerospace/defense engineering design and production processes and disciplines.
  • Able to read and understand engineering drawings, electrical schematics, and wiring diagrams, and to translate PWB designer requirements into tool design rules.
  • Experienced in design of Printed Wiring Board (PWB) and Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA). 
  • Proficient in the use of Altium Design and knowledge of Mentor Graphics Board Station a plus. 
  • Capable of generating complete drawings set to document PWB and CCA level designs is required. 
  • Must understand Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance analysis skills.
  • Travel may be required, to other Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities, key partners and to the customer.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and Strategic mindset with a focus on continuous improvement is desirable.

Will 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.


Pay range for this position:

120,500 - 177,166 per year

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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