Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Engineer, Systems Engineering/Analysis

Location US-MS-Stennis Space Center
Job ID
Engineering - Systems Engineering
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote?


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 websites at and


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Systems Engineering/Analysis Engineer to work at our Stennis Space Center location in Mississippi.  Relocation is provided.


The employee hired for this position will, or will be developed to, work with technicians and Quality Assurance personnel, as well as other engineering staff, supervision, and management, supporting assembly, test, and delivery of large rocket engines and components, with primary responsibility for rocket engine test preparation, test, post test processing and low pressure turbo pump assumbly. Employees will develop specialized knowledge of engine and component function & assembly, pre- and post-test processing and functional testing and inspections.  Employee will work with staff in related disciplines, including contractors, and customers, to ensure successful assembly, testing, and delivery of Aerojet Rocketdyne products. Daily communication of activities and status with Aerojet Rocketdyne personnel at the Design Centers will be required.


The ideal candidates will develop a thorough knowledge of engineering principles,  and demonstrate great attention to detail and commitment to safe work practices. Success in this position requires sound collaboration skills and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships based on honest, proactive, and open communication, preparation for and delivery to the customer. Experience with LEAN practices is a plus.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

30% - Coordination of day to day program needs ranging from design changes to hardware and software changes, attending meetings to assure that planned direction is in the best interest of the program and the customer.


30% - Direct oversight of test and assembly activities, troubleshoorting anomalities and coordination of troubleshooting activities with personnel representing other internal and external customer organizations.


20% - Coordination and disposition of Non-conformance & Material Review documents for nonconforming engine and facility-based instrumentation and controls components and systems. Manage and track anomalies to ensure proper disposition or closure prior to test or delivery.


10% - Issuing detailed work instructions, based on specific pre-determined requirements and knowledge of systems and system components as well, to support and document checkout and test activities.


5% - Lead or participate on corrective action teams and specifically driving continuous improvement throughout all site processes.


5% - Monitoring engine operational parameters during rocket engine chill and hotfire test. 


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Technology or other related discipline and 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Solid academic track record of accomplishment expected, along with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Employee must be a self-starter and have the ability to work with little direction.
  • Leadership & teamwork skills are a must.
  • Must have working knowledge of all Microsoft Software applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to troubleshoot anomalies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strength in teaming and collaboration in a diverse work environment, self starter.
  • Candidate must be able to successfully complete the NASA Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) screening.

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other 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. Individual must be able to obtain and maintain NASA Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) security clearance.


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 and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal 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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