Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Associate Engineer, Component Product Engineering

    Location US-FL-Jupiter
    Job ID
    Engineering - Other
  • 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 position is for an entry-level Component Product Engineer for the development, fabrication and test of rocket engine hardware (system interconnects, combustion devices, valves/actuators or rotating machinery hardware). This position will be located in West Palm Beach, FL. This site operates on a 9/80 work schedule.


    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Under close supervision, the Associate Engineer determines approaches to objectives demonstrating a complete understanding and application of engineering principles, concepts and practices.

    25% - Development and fabrication support of rocket engine components. Translates engineering and scientific concepts from preliminary ideas through product life cycle.

    25% - Supplier integration with external vendors ensuing requirements are achieved on-time and within budget.

    20% - Interface with other members of project or program teams, management and technical staff to provide coordination of technical, schedule and cost solutions to team objectives.

    20% - Analyze and verify product design and performance for adequacy and reliability. Support investigation and resolution of hardware and process anomalies and issues identified by preventative action/corrective action boards or safety initiative activities.


    10% - Develop specifications, trade studies, design concepts, systems integration and component-level test plans.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, 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 in an equivalent engineering design/development environment is desired.



    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 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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