Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Associate Engineer, Systems Operability & Analysis

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

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is the preferred provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy, and innovative system solutions. Our products and services have been used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the NASA SLS, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, and missile defense systems including flight research vehicles.


    Join our team as an Associate Engineer, Systems Operability & Analysis. This entry-level position will be located at our West Palm Beach, FL office. This site operates on a 9/80 work schedule.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    In this position, the engineer will work with senior engineers within Systems Analysis Engineering to conduct cycle and engine matching analyses to analyze engine data to develop an understanding of component level performance and its relationship to overall engine performance. The engineer will perform these analyses for both steady-state and transient engine operating modes. The engineer will use test data to validate and update system simulations as required to enable accurate predictions of engine operating states. The engineer will work in a team environment to develop digital engine control logic and schedules to support Program development activities. This individual will mentor under the senior engineers to develop the necessary design skills required to analyze and create system designs and will utilize analysis configuration control principles to document results and conclusions.


    40% - The systems analyst primarily will perform advanced concept thermodynamic design of liquid rocket engines and/or air-breathing engines to define propulsion cycles that meet functional vehicle requirements. During the development activities of these propulsion systems the systems analyst will primarily conduct performance analyses and evaluate the steady state and transient operation of these propulsion systems. Duties may include evaluation of ground test and flight data to determine engine health and conformance to performance requirements.


    40% - Duties will include creating, maintaining and using math models of propulsion systems which characterize the thermodynamic, aerodynamic, fluid dynamic and mechanical operation of these systems.


    10% - Propulsion development activities include contributing technical analyses to anomaly investigation and resolution teams.


    10% - As required, provide on-site customer technical support for vehicle preparation, launch and post-flight activities.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. High academic achievement is preferred (GPA 3.2 or higher).



    • The candidate should have an educational background in heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
    • The candidate should have demonstrated skills in writing engineering analyses in various programming languages such as FORTRAN, C++, Matlab/Simulink etc.
    • Good written and oral communication skills are required.
    • Candidate must be self-motivated, maintain attention to detail, and have good interpersonal skills to work effectively in team environments.
    • Schedule flexibility to provide test support or flight support outside of normal office hours is required.
    • 10% travel required.

    US Citizenship required. Must also be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Must 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/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. Must be able to travel by air, car or train.


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