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Associate Engineer, Analysis/Systems Engineering

Associate Engineer, Analysis/Systems Engineering

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering - Systems Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks an Aero Thermal Fluids Associate Engineer for our Canoga Park, CA location. As a member of the engineering staff, this individual will be engaged in the design and analysis of aerospace propulsion systems at the component and system levels, specifically addressing liquid rocket engines and hypersonic air-breathing ramjets/scramjets. The work will entail the application of fluid dynamic and heat transfer analysis tools.


This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Work with ATF Lead engineers and other senior engineers in a team setting to accomplish defined Program and Aero Thermal Fluids (ATF) Discipline goals. As a member of the engineering staff, work with ATF Lead personnel to conduct thermal and fluid analyses related to the design, test and verification of liquid rocket engine and hypersonic propulsion systems. Specific job assignments may entail analytic modeling and computer-based simulations to assess the fluid dynamic, thermal response, and performance of engine hardware. Additional responsibilities will include pre- and post-test analysis including data analysis of test results. Further requirements include documentation of Program and ATF Discipline results. Participate in team meetings, technical reviews, design reviews, peer reviews and problem solving meetings.


85% - Conduct aerothermodynamics analysis of propulsion system components, linking fluid dynamics and heat transfer with the mechanical design of the components. Apply established analysis approaches and carry out analyses of these components using a range of analysis tools.


10% - Support verification tests of propulsion systems and components. Conduct pre- and post-test data analysis to validate and refine the analyses to better correlate with test data. Perform instrumentation planning, propulsion systems test support, and engine test data reduction.


5% - Produce written work summaries and briefings for peer and management reviews. Present analysis results to internal and external customers. Using best practices, document all work and prepare reports as needed.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


Additional Requirements:

  • Coursework in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer.
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Experience using ANSYS Workbench or similar 3-D analysis tools.



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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional 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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