Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Intern - Engineering Design

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Intern - Engineering
  • Overview

    At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space and help keep America safe! We design, develop and manufacture systems that are used on a variety of commercial and military rocket propulsion applications. This intern opportunity for summer 2019 will support thruster design and system integration technology groups in the successful planning, design, development and qualification of mechanical hardware.  

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Perform various mechanical engineering duties for the Mechanical Design and CAD Modeling technical staff.


    50% - Assist with the development of engineering designs that are used on liquid rocket engine applications. Participate in trade studies, production program designs and/or support technology development efforts. Tasks will likely involve conceptual design support, part selection research and computer aided design (CAD) as well as data collection, entry level analysis and hardware tracking.


    30% - Learn and apply design for manufacturing analysis tools and up-front structural analysis software. 


    20% - Assist senior staff with technical presentations and submittals to both external customers and internal customers. 


    Must be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related science/discipline.


    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.


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • Coursework and knowledge in the following areas are preferred: engineering design, structural analysis, computer aided design.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Prefer experience with CAD tools such as CREO, NX or Solidworks.
    • Experience with development hardware, mechanical assembly and/or test preferred.
    • Must have ability/experience working in a team environment and excellent written and verbal skills.


    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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