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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.
To support the expansion of our new defense headquarters, Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Specialist Engineer/Ballistician to join our location in Huntsville, Alabama.
In this role, you will utilize your expertise in combustion, grain design and performance analysis to support solid rocket motor development and production. Typical duties:
Perform ballistic modeling activities.
Perform trades for grain design that meet performance requirements.
Conduct grain design, performance analysis, pretest predictions with established methodologies for motor test firings.
Conduct post firing data correlations and/or burning rate analysis with established methodologies.
Analyze ballistic and propellant data for model updates.
Prepare technical reports and presentations documenting all activities.
Evaluates material obsolescence issues related to propellant and motor performance.
Update current or proposed ballistic models/methodologies to improve technical fidelity and/or design cycle time.
Prepare inputs for engineering drawings and specifications relating to solid rocket propellant grains. Coordinates design requirements of these grains with manufacturing personnel.
Assists in the definition of associated tooling and manufacturing processes.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace or Chemical Engineering) and at least 9 years of engineering experience with solid rocket motor design and/or analysis or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
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.
Demonstrated experience in performing design and/or analysis of solid rocket motor propulsion systems is required.
Requires proficiency using ballistics models, SPP (or equivalent).
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.
A Master's or Doctorate degree in a field of engineering that relates to solid rocket motor phenomenology is preferred.
Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts is desired.
Experience in software development is a plus.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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.