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Associate Engineer, Structures and Dynamics

Associate Engineer, Structures and Dynamics

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering - Structural

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world recognized leader in space and missile propulsion. We design and manufacture liquid, solid, and hypersonic propulsion systems. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate to join a senior staff engaged in development and production activities related to new and existing propulsion technologies. This position will be located in our DeSoto/Los Angeles, CA facility.




Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under close supervision, the Associate Engineer will assist with structural dynamics analysis assignments.


60% - Assist with performing structural dynamic analyses utilizing classic hand calculation methods and finite element models analyzed using Nastran. Conduct static and dynamic structural analyses. Correlate analysis models and test results. Provide support to engine testing, vibration testing and high frequency data analysis efforts. Provide input on the products' ability to satisfy internal structural requirements, as well as those flowed by the customer.


20% - Report status and results of analysis tasks at design and program reviews.


20% - Assist in preparing technical reports documenting all analysis activities.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Master's degree preferred. Solid academic track record is required. Coursework or experience in performing linear, non-linear and dynamic structural analyses supporting design, development and production qualification desired. Experience using finite element analysis tools such as Nastran preferred. Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.


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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