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 experienced Manufacturing Engineers to work at our Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF) located in Huntsville, AL, which will be our inert manufacturing facility for fabrication and assembly of composite rocket motor hardware. Manufacturing Engineering team members specify, develop and transition manufacturing processes from development to production. This is a small dynamic team that requires motivated, self-starting individuals with hands-on experience. Manufacturing Engineers lead process management activities and create associated documentation for their assigned processes. They must be able to follow company procedures and requirements for the manufacture of advanced, man-rated, and high value aerospace hardware.
Those who express an interest may be considered for current and future positions primarily in Insulation Layup, Molding and Cure with experience in the following:
Compression molding with rubber, molding compounds and/or prepreg;
Surface preparation for primary substrates to bond rubber or composite;
Hand layup and cure of insulation and other ablative materials;
Autoclave programming and operation;
Experience with operation and programming of Digital Cutting Tables is a plus.
This posting also represents a limited number of manufacturing engineering positions in:
Composite Machining (machining of complex composites using CNC machines, manual machines and jigs);
Filament Winding, Hand Layup and Cure (laying up composite parts and samples by hand, programming and operation of 4 or 5 axis filament wind machines and composite cure ovens).
Plan, develop, initiate and maintain processes for the fabrication of advanced composite parts. Create detailed work instructions, procedures, PFMEAs, and JSAs that meet design, process, quality, safety, and environmental requirements. Provide shop floor support of advanced composite manufacturing processes.
Provide technical guidance and/or training to shop floor, design and management teams. Analyze engineering drawings and specifications in support of developing robust and advanced part and tooling designs. Interface with all of the related support groups for processes to ensure accuracy, control and safety of the personnel and quality of the hardware.
Perform investigations of nonconforming hardware and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.
Present fabrication processes at customer readiness reviews and present process changes to customers at change board meetings.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Aero Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related discipline and at least five (5) years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience):
Compression molding with rubber, molding compounds and/or prepreg strongly desired
Surface preparation for primary substrates to bond rubber or composite required
Hand layup and cure of insulation and other ablative materials required
Autoclave programming and operation experience desired
Experience with operation and programming of Digital Cutting Tables is a plus
Travel and Work Schedule:
To learn current manufacturing processes for implementation at the Huntsville AMF, manufacturing engineers will initially travel frequently to Sacramento for training. The duration of the training period at the Sacramento facility will be based the candidate’s experience and demonstrated expertise on the assigned processes. Travel to the Sacramento facility will be covered by either per diem expense policy or temporary duty assignment policy, based on the successful candidate’s preference as much as possible.
Occasional off-shift and weekend work required to support manufacturing schedules
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. 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: 13278
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.