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 www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the Future.
The successful candidate will be a visionary Technical Leader at the critical intersection of business and technology with a demonstrated track record of strategic thinking, critical decision making, technical expertise and experience to deliver successful products aligned with business strategy. A Fellow leads new and enabling technology development, identifies and mitigates risks, resolves issues, and serves as a role model and mentor for the next generation of technical leaders. A Fellow also proactively leads improvement initiatives. A Fellow partners with business development teams, demonstrates leadership on industry boards and drives direction of standards that align with AR business demands. Excellent communication skills are present at all levels, both internally and externally.
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.
45% - Demonstrate tactical technical expertise through the following:
35% - Be a visionary technical leader in the Reliability and System Safety Discipline as follows:
10% - Demonstrate technical process excellence through the following:
10% - Support of Fellowship related activities including: (focus on the non-program overhead activities)
Requires Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 20 years of experience (credit given for advanced degrees), or an equivalent combination of educaton and experience. Must be recognized as a leader and technical expert within the Aerospace Industry have demonstrated achievements in providing new capabilities and solving challenging problems. Will require a demonstrated leadership role in defining & executing Aerojet Rocketdyne and Engineering initiatives. Requires a demonstrated track record of knowledge sharing, mentoring, and coaching as well as recognized publications, patents, membership in key professional society technical committees (e.g. AIAA, ASME,…) & government advisory boards (e.g. for AF, NASA,…).
Position Specific Experience and Qualification Requirements:
AR as a developer of diverse propulsion systems and technologies requires advanced reliability and system safety analysis capability that is recognized by all customers as a core strength. This recognition leads to confidence in AR products and keeps us as the provider of choice for our customers. In addition, design selections that promote reliability and safety in concert with operational requirements such as flight readiness, human rating, 100% mission success, performance and durability margins are critical for all AR products.
This position requires expert level knowledge of system reliability and safety modeling for broad range of applications that include liquid rocket propulsion, tactical and strategic missiles, missile defense interceptors, launch vehicles, and spacecraft. The successful candidate is expected to provide reliability and safety analysis for both existing and development programs, guide engineering design teams, support anomaly investigations, and participate in new business capture campaigns. Must be able to integrate reliability and systems safety tools into AR's model-based enterprise program and facilitate its use. Since this is a customer-facing position, it is required to have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to interface effectively with senior technical staff and all levels of management, and play a leadership role within the national technical community to ensure that AR’s interests are represented. The successful candidate is also expected to capture and transfer knowledge in this critical field to the next generation of reliability and system safety engineers to maintain AR's leadership.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. US Citizenship required. 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.
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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