Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Intern - Engineering (Performance Analyst)

    Location US-WA-Redmond
    Job ID
    Intern - Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Performance Analysis Intern to join our facility in Redmond, WA for summer 2019.

    In this role, the intern will support a variety of tasks in a fast paced production and development environment under the guidance of experienced engineers. The successful candidate will be a self-starter able to identify areas where his/her skills will benefit the team. Guided tasks will include evaluation of test data, running various programs to aid in understanding of test data and improvements to existing capability. The ability to quickly and effectively communicate information verbally and visually is a must. The internship position will support a number of different programs and gain experience related to in-space propulsion products including bipropellant thrusters, monopropellant thrusters and electric propulsion systems from design through development and during testing.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    60% - Performance Data Reduction and Analysis: Engineering support reducing and analyzing large amounts of multidimensional test data. Ability to correctly identify trends and compare test data to performance models. Interfacing with subject specialists, generalists and test engineers.

    25% - Creation and modification of simulation models, algorithms, curve fit equations and data analysis tools.

    15% - Document work in reports and presentations and presents results to diverse audiences that may include internal, customer and/or industry technical experts.


    Must be currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or appropriate discipline/science (completing junior year of study) OR current enrollment in a Master's degree program in an appropriate engineering 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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Coursework in statistical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, computer aided design, finite element analysis/structural analysis and/or heat transfer analysis.
    • Demonstrated skills with Matlab/Simulink, C/C++/C#, Python, FORTRAN, Easy 5, Visual Basic or equivalent tools.
    • Familiarity with WindDaq, TecPlot 360, WinPlot, Numerical Propulsion Simulation System (NPSS) or NASA Chemical Equilibrium and Applications (CEA) Program is a plus.
    • Working knowledge of standard office tools, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, also a plus.


    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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