Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Intern - Engineer, Avionics Electro-Mechanical Packaging

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

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


    This is a Summer 2019 Intern position that supports the Avionics Electro-Mechanical Packaging Design Department in our Canoga Park (Los Angeles), CA facility. The intern 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 May/June 2019.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Perform various electrical/mechanical engineering duties for the Electro-mechanical packaging design staff.


    60% - Assist with the design and development of complex Electrical/Electronic Assemblies whose engineering designs are used on liquid rocket engine, electric propulsion and various defense electronic applications. Typical tasks may include conceptual design support, part selection research, computer aided design (CAD) and technical presentation support.


    20% - Become familiar with utilize CAD software tools used to create 3D models. Prepare engineering drawings and apply dimensional tolerance. Perform basic engineering calculations to support concepts and preliminary designs.


    20% - Supporting the creation and releasing of process documentation and/or process specification interpretation.


    Candidate must be pursuing a Bachelor's (preferably at Sophomore/Junior level) or Master's degree in Mechanical or Electrical (or similar major) engineering discipline. Experience with CAD software tools is a plus.


    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:

    • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Must demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communications skills, be proficient in the use of PC, internet, intranet and electronic office applications.
    • Must be adept at taking direction, work well with teams and be customer focused.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform on task and follow up on assignments. Must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have basic project management skills.
    • Safe work practices, proper ethics and attention to detail are required. Candidate must work with moderate guidance on projects with short-term focus. This position requires a positive attitude and personal interaction with various team members and customers.


    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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