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Intern - Systems Development, Verification and Test Engineering

Intern - Systems Development, Verification and Test Engineering

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US-MS-Stennis Space Center
Intern - Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks an Intern - Systems Development, Verification and Test Engineering for Summer 2018 in its Stennis Space Center, MS location.


After orientation and training, the intern will perform entry level engineering tasks on rocket propulsion projects. This position will support senior engineering staff and gain experience and familiarization with Aerojet Rocketdyne projects. The candidate must be able to operate effectively in a team environment. This internship position will start approximately June 2018.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

60% - 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.

15% - Gain experience and expertise in performing RS-25 Post Test Inspections and processing requirements, and familiarity with RS-25 hardware.

5% - 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.

5% - Coordination of disposition of Nonconformance documents for nonconforming engine and facility-based systems.  Manage and track anomalies to ensure proper disposition or closure prior to test or delivery.

5% - Troubleshoot anomalies with personnel representing other internal and external customer organizations.

5% - 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.


Candidates must be currently enrolled in a B.S. degree program in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering (or similar major) and have completed their sophomore year of study OR be enrolled in an M.S. degree program in related major.


US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications.


Additional Requirements:

  • Solid academic track record of accomplishment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software applications.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with little direction.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of commercial CAD software such as Creo Parametric, Pro-Engineering, CATIA and/or Unigraphics.
  • Knowledge of aircraft/spacecraft maintenance and fluid/mechanical systems.


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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