Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Intern - Systems Engineering

    Location US-FL-Jupiter
    Job ID
    Intern - Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a major aerospace corporation responsible for the design, manufacture and operation of a number of US critical space and defense products, seeks an Intern - Systems Engineering. This summer 2019 opportunity will be located at our facility in West Palm Beach, FL.


    Under close supervision, the intern will perform entry-level systems engineering assignments in the Systems Development Verification and Test (SDV&T) organization. The intern will gain exposure to basic principles, theories and concepts of Systems Engineering for rocket engine development.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    50% - Assist SDV&T engineering in the support of RL10 Production and Development programs, including system integration, engine test, test equipment & facility coordination, test article assembly coordination & hardware assessment, instrumentation requirements and coordination, test readiness review & risk assessment.  


    25% - Support mini-projects which require communication across system and component elements necessary to ensure the engineering meets its commitments and the program meets their goals. 


    25% - Support data analysis and documentation generation between engine tests including pre-test and data review documentation. This may include preparing and presenting technical work in large meetings.


    Candidate must be pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Systems Engineering or other related technical discipline. To be considered our internship, you must be continuing with your education in the Fall 2019.


    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:

    • Strong academic background (minimum GPA of 3.0).
    • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience or coursework in rocket propulsion or systems engineering.
    • Test related assignments/projects.


    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 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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