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 hiring a Materials Engineer with non-metallics experience to support new product development, as well as ongoing production programs.
Under general supervision from the assigned Chief Engineer and/or Chief Project Engineer, apply materials and processes (M&P) engineering principles, design for six sigma techniques, lean manufacturing process knowledge, and sound decision-making disciplines to perform the following duties:
Develop and characterize EPDM rubber insulation, polymeric matrix composites, elastomers, fibers, resins, ablatives, and adhesive bonding systems. Identify, develop, and/or release material properties to support design analysis. Develop composite and EPDM insulation production processes for implementation and transition to production.
Participate in design reviews and customer technical interchange meetings. Support design process by providing material selection recommendations, reviewing design drawings, reviewing manufacturing planning, providing supplier technical support, and supporting Engineering Review Boards.
Perform engineering analysis of nonconforming hardware including coordination of analysis for disposition of Material Review Board documents. Maintain interactions with customers on materials-related issues such as materials obsolescence. Conduct project progress reviews to ensure program control. Analyze and document technical conclusions of hardware failure. Conduct failure analysis to determine root cause.
Active involvement in materials and processes technical community.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science or Engineering (or similar major) and at least 2 years of directly related technical experience in Materials Engineering (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Advanced degree desirable. Strong project planning, critical thinking, written and oral communication skills are required.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. 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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 12632
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
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 recognized for your outstanding work.
Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments, but here are just a few:
• Our products, including solid rocket booster motors and divert and attitude control systems for Standard Missile and THAAD, and air-launched target vehicles, play mission-critical roles to enhance our nation’s missile defense capabilities.
• 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 which arrived at Jupiter in 2016.
• Every Delta IV mission to date has used Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion to help launch a variet...y 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.