Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Associate Systems Engineer

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Engineering - Systems 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


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an Associate Systems Engineer to support our SLS RS-25 Program. This position will be located at our facility in Los Angeles, CA.


    This candidate will perform entry-level engineering for the Systems Development Verification and Test discipline in the Systems Engineering organization. The candidate will be responsible for the coordination, assembly and testing of the rocket engines supporting the SLS RS-25 Program. This position requires knowledge of and application of basic principles, theories and concepts utilized by systems engineering for rocket engine assembly, development and testing.


    This position may be filled at this level posted or one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    This Associate Engineer will support the product development and acceptance testing for the RS-25 Rocket Engine Program. You will join a team generating requirements for the RS-25 rocket engine system to ensure it meets objectives of rocket engine development and test. Close coordination between the design center and the assembly and test sites is critical to success. Under the supervision of a Lead Engineer, the candidate will follow the established/standard policies and procedures for rocket engine systems, data analysis, systems integration, and test planning. Tasks include development of test plans, development of test procedures, data analysis, generation of technical documents, preparation and presentation of technical briefings to internal and external customers.


    80% - Operating under the guidance and direction from the Lead Engineer and Integrated Product Team Manager, participate in coordination activities regarding test objectives to develop and accept the RS-25 engine for SLS flight duty. This includes developing a thorough understanding of the rocket engine and test facility systems. The position integrates of all component and system engineering support for hardware and software. The candidate in this position will perform the post engine test data analysis and any potential anomaly resolution. The position prepares and presents engine acceptance reviews to the customer. The candidate will be responsible for generating and presenting technical documentation including specifications, requests for action, software requests, data review, test readiness reviews, anomaly reports, hardware acceptance reviews, and test report documents.


    20% - Limited travel to the NASA Stennis Space Center will be required.


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


    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.


    Experience with liquid rocket propulsion systems desired.


    Experience working an equivalent engineering environment is desired.



    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 25 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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