Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Intern - Engineering, Performance Analysis

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

    Aerojet Rocketdyne's Transient Analysis (TA) department within System Engineering supports a complete line of booster and upper stage propulsion systems, focused on safely and reliably launching: (1) expendable space exploration or low-earth orbit, rendezvous vehicles, (2) missile defense upper stage vehicles, and (3) advanced hypersonic vehicles. Current government/commercial vehicles and associated propulsion systems being developed or supported at AR are: the NASA/MSFC SLS (Space Launch System) and the man-rated RS-25 and RL-10 engine, Air Force/Atlas-V payload vehicle AR22 (DARPA) and AR1 (Air Force) booster engine, Boeing Upper Stage and CCtCAP (Commercial Crew transportation Capability) man-rated engine, and the Air Force GBI (Ground-Based Interceptor) upper stage and RKV (Redesign Kill Vehicle) engine.


    We are seeking an Intern within the Systems Engineering department group to join our facility located in Canoga Park, CA who, under close technical guidance, will be performing system performance and operability analysis assignments through established policies and procedures.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    The TA (Transient Analysis) department in Los Angeles is looking for an undergraduate student in Engineering to work as a summer intern. The successful candidate will support senior engineers in the performance of production or development program related tasks. Work assignments (of the candidate) will support various system analysis activities for example:


    40% - Perform test data analyses of production or development liquid rocket engine systems (booster (pump-fed) or small maneuvering (pressure-fed) propulsion systems.


    40% - Perform transient (fluid dynamics/heat transfer/control) model data analyses of production (and possibly development) liquid rocket engine systems and/or transient model analyses to define robust start, throttle and shutdown valve sequences of development liquid rocket systems.


    20% - Duties also will include supporting the refinement of existing math models of liquid rocket engines and/or power plants.


    Candidate must be enrolled and have completed the Junior year of study in a BS Engineering program (Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil or related major) OR enrolled in an MS Engineering program (Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil or related emphasis). Strong foundations in physics and math required. 


    Additional preferred skills:

    • Programming skills (languages such as FORTRAN, C and/or MATLAB) a plus.
    • Solid written and oral communication skills are required.
    • Skills in using standard MS Office tool suite on the Windows operating system.
    • Candidate must be self-motivated, have good attention to detail and have teamwork skills

    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.



    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 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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