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Intern - Systems Engineering

Intern - Systems Engineering

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Intern - Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks an Intern in Systems Engineering for the summer of 2018. The position will be located in Huntsville, AL.


Under close supervision and following specific detailed instructions, the Intern performs entry-level Systems Engineering assignments with a focus on Model Based Systems Engineering and Digital Thread. The position requires a limited use and/or application of basic principles, theories, and concepts of Systems Engineering for aerospace system development.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

85% - Assist with development of rocket propulsion systems hardware and software requirements. Responsible for derivation and allocation of requirements, and coordinating requirements change management with IPT members. Defines and coordinates requirements verification plans with integrated product team members, plans and manages compliance assessment and certification. Assists with performing functional analysis and conducts system trade studies. Coordinates selection of optimized concept baselines through cost/benefit trades. Provides system fault tolerance, health monitoring, and/or control system algorithms. Work with cross-disciplinary teams to expand Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) capability  and extend Digital Thread reach. Learn assigned MBSE tools, document potential affordability improvements, and apply MBSE as practicable for performing Requirements, Integration, and Risk assignments on development efforts.


15% - Coordinates project risk assessment and management and prepares and reports results on compliance plans. Communicates results in oral presentations and written communication.


Candidates must be actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree or Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering or Systems Engineering or other appropriate science/discipline. Must have completed junior year of study at a minimum. To be considered for our intern program, you must be continuing with your education in the fall 2018.


Strong academic track record of success expected. Systems Engineering coursework or experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering and SysML preferred. Rocket Propulsion coursework strongly desired.


Candidates should demonstrate self-driven initiative, adaptability to new ideas, and team work experience. Solid communication skills, both verbal and written, required.


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.




Work Environment and 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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