LIFT your career past the boundaries of possibility at Aerojet Rocketdyne.
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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. From the Apollo missions to exploring Pluto, we have a long history of accomplishments. We are seeking Senior Design Engineers (Composite Case and Solid Propulsion) to join our growing Huntsville, Alabama location. Relocation assistance is available. Typical duties:
Lead complex design projects with a focus in mechanical engineering and hardware integration for solid propulsion systems and/or composite structures. Work directly with chief engineers, system engineers and program leadership to plan and execute development projects and/or production hardware deliveries. Derive driving requirements, prepare engineering bill of materials and drawing release plans. Coordinate and oversee the work of less experienced engineering staff.
Drive mechanical design activities for solid propulsion systems and components and/or composite structures. Solid propulsion design activities include strategic booster motors, tactical rocket motors and controllable solids. Composite structures design activities include strategic rocket booster composite cases, tactical rocket motor cases, composite armaments, composite over-wrapped pressure vessels, and composite flight structures. Individual work shall include developing design concepts, 3D models and support the development of detailed drawings for the manufacture of parts. Lead and conduct trade studies and develop component specifications and procedures as required. Coordinate with component analysis, manufacturing, project engineering, quality and customer support groups. Plan and execute design tasks with minimal oversight and work effectively within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.
Support shop floor and production hardware processing. Review and address non-conforming hardware, process planning, support production meetings, and work with supply chain to assure that design requirements are met. Lead engineering drawing and specification updates at configuration change boards.
Prepare presentations and technical material for internal and external customers.
Requires Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and nine (9) years or more of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced engineering degree is a plus. A strong mechanical aptitude and experience with CAD software tools (CREO and/or NX) expected, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Prior experience with Solid Propulsion System component and assemblies and/or Composite Structures is key to performing job requirements. Experience with FEA tools such as ANSYS Workbench and/or NX NASTRAN is desired.
US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information.
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recogniz...ed for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments, but here are just a few:•Our monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA’s Mars Science Lab to a successful landing on August 5, 2012. The much anticipated landing delivered the rover Curiosity to the Martian surface.•Aerojet Rocketdyne provided solid rocket boosters and other propulsion for the Juno spacecraft. Juno will arrive at Jupiter in 2016.•Every Delta IV mission to date has used Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion to help launch a variety of satellites for military and commercial customers.In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.