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Sr. Engineer, Engineering (Mechanical Design)

Aerojet Rocketdyne

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 11, 2022.

Overview: Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets.

We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.

We have multiple opportunities for Mechanical Design Engineers at our Canoga Park, CA facility (Los Angeles area).

These positions requires mechanical design skills that will be applied in designing and solving issues in the development and integration of high pressure/power and extreme temperature Mechanical Engineering hardware; such as chemical propulsion systems and system integration hardware for liquid rocket engines and energy generation systems.

Working under the guidance of senior staff and subject matter experts, the candidate will support and produce the innovative designs and design changes necessary to be used in these high pressure/power, extreme environment applications.??

This posting may represent one or more immediate or near term openings.

Those who express an interest may be considered for current and future positions.

What we can offer you: Inspiring Company Culture
– Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy.

Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne Rest and Relaxation
– 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance.

9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends.

Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.

Comprehensive Health Benefits
– Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness Prepare for the Future
– 401(k) with company match Professional Development
– Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each): The selected candidate will perform mechanical design engineering assignments requiring application of advanced engineering principles, theories and concepts to develop propulsion hardware for spacecraft and energy systems.

Work is performed independently and reviewed by senior staff.

– Creates mechanical components and their higher level systems for high pressure and extreme environment applications.

Interpret engineering models and drawings and perform tolerance studies.

Evaluate technical input from hardware suppliers and work with cross functional teams.

Candidate will participate in trade studies and preliminary designs using 3D CAD modeling software tools (Creo).

– Supports development of concepts for mechanical systems to meet customer requirements.

Supports preliminary design, component sizing, hardware packaging to meet volume and mass constraints.

Works mechanical solutions needed to integrate the system with customer interfaces.

– Prepares and delivers technical presentations for internal and external customers.

Supports creation of engineering reports to support tolerance studies, engineering analyses, or failure investigations.

– May support development and qualification testing for new product development.

Creates test integration hardware to support flow testing, vibration testing and hot-fire testing.

May support hands-on work during test preparation.

– Performs or coordinates thermal and structural analysis for predicting component and system level performance in the design of the products.

Interacts with manufacturing to assure hardware is producible.

– Prepares engineering drawings with associated geometric dimensioning and tolerancing in accordance with ASME Y14.5 standards.

Actively participates in team meetings to assure design content for new or modified engineering designs.

May lead the work of design staff.?

Requirements: Requires A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or an appropriate discipline, and five (5) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Requires the ability to innovate new hardware and integration of high pressure fluid systems with general supervision.Experience with liquid and gaseous pressurized systems is helpful (tanks, fluid routing, sealing devices such as o-rings and metallic seals, valves and regulators)Experience with testing and qualification of mechanical hardware is beneficial.Working knowledge of Creo or Solidworks CAD geometry-based modeling is desired.

Experience using the Windchill product lifecycle management system is desired.Experience in the design and development of mechanical systems and working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 is required.Mechanical engineering background with knowledge and understanding of fluid flow principles is desired.Experience with aerospace hardware is beneficial.General component and system level knowledge of chemical rocket propulsion hardware is desirable.General system level knowledge of energy or power plant hardware is desirable.General understanding of manufacturing processes (welding, brazing, machining, heat treating) is required.Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Power Point) is required.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S.

Security Clearance at the appropriate level.

Requires U.S.


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.

Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.

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.