Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, tactical, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.
We are seeking an Associate Engineer, Mechanical Design for our Huntsville, Alabama office.
This candidate will perform a variety of professional mechanical/aerospace design engineering tasks of a conceptual design, detailed design, analysis, or development nature of Solid Motor Propulsion, Controllable Solids Propulsion, and/or Air-Breathing Propulsion field.
After orientation and training, performs entry-level professional engineering assignments under close supervision and following established policies. The position requires some professional judgment and a limited use and/or application of basic principles, theories and concepts.
Typical responsibilities include:
50% - Applying theoretical knowledge and engineering techniques to the solution of basic analytical engineering problems, correlates and analyzes data, and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or procedures.
20% - Assisting in preparation of reports, presentations and documentation.
10% - Follows established/standard policies and procedures on details of work and makes preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives.
10% - With continuing development and experience, receives more difficult problems and supports more complex work. Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor and other professionals in the assigned section or group.
10% - Performing a variety of engineering tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the engineering staff and Aerojet Rocketdyne programs, methods and practices.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (Mechanical/Aerospace), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The candidate should have a general engineering/science background (aerospace or mechanical preferred); an understanding and use of analytical, design or process procedures pertinent to the particular field of engineering; knowledge of statistical methods; the ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications; the ability to communicate clearly and concisely; experience using engineering test equipment, CAD (UG NX8.5 preferred and/or CREO/Pro-E), and/or various computer systems and the ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. 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.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.
This role may be filled at this level or one level higher.