Associate Engineer, Mechanical Design

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Canoga Park, CA

JOB DETAILS
HEADQUARTERS
Canoga Park, CA, US
LOCATION
Canoga Park, CA
POSTED
30+ days ago

Overview

Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks an Associate Mechanical Design Engineer to join our engineering design team in our Los Angeles, CA location. This position requires mechanical design skills that will be applied in designing and solving issues in the development and production of turbomachinery and other critical components for liquid rocket engines and hypersonic propulsion systems. Working under the guidance of senior staff, the candidate will support component designs used in extreme environment applications (cryogenics, high pressure,high rotational speed, and high heat fluxes and thermal gradients.

This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under close supervision, the selected candidate will perform mechanical design engineering assignments requiring application ofengineering principles, theories and concepts to develop components and integrated engine systems for launch vehicle and missile programs.

50% - Performs design tasks that contribute to the development of part details and component assemblies and the integration of these items with component product teams and engine systems. Interprets engineering models and drawings and perform tolerance studies. Evaluates technical input from hardware suppliers and work with a cross functional team on producibility improvements and cost savings. Participates in trade studies and preliminary design using 3D CAD models.

20% - Performs or coordinates structural analysis for predicting component and system level performance in the design of the products. Interacts with manufacturing to assure hardware is producible.

20% - Supports preparation of 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. Support preparation of CAD files for team approval and monitors design release.

10% - Prepares presentations for internal and external customers. Responsible for preparing engineering reports to support tolerance studies, engineering analyses, or failure investigations, including technical close-out reports.

Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or an appropriate discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong mechanical engineering background with knowledge and understanding of mechanical systems.
  • General understanding of manufacturing processes (welding, brazing, machining, heat treating) is necessary.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Power Point) is also needed.
  • Working knowledge of CREO Pro-Engineer or Siemens NX CAD geometry-based modeling is desired.
  • Experience in the design and development of mechanical systems and working knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 is desired.
  • Experience with aerospace engines is beneficial.
  • General component and system level knowledge of rocket propulsion hardware is desirable.

Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is 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.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must 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.

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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional 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.

About the Company

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne plays a key role in providing propulsion solutions that defend our homeland and support the space industry & communication, observation and exploration needs. We provide a wide array of products to the defense industry ranging from solid rocket motors and solid rocket propulsion systems to missile defense systems and warheads, as well as high efficiency electric propulsion, storable propellant engines, solid rocket motors, launch vehicle engine solutions to the space industry. Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding our product offerings, opening new markets in high speed strike weapons and hypersonics, as well as deploying new technologies such as additive manufacturing. Take a look at our career opportunities and find out how Aerojet Rocketdyne can LIFT your career into a higher orbit! Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding in several locations including Huntsville, Alabama! We are excited to announce that Huntsville is our new defense headquarters and we plan on hiring approximately 800 employees at that site over the next couple of years. With approximately 5,000 employees and locations across the USA, we have opportunities in the places you want to be: • Huntsville, Alabama • Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area) • West Palm Beach, Florida • Redmond, Washington • Camden, Arkansas • Carlstadt, New Jersey • Culpeper, Virginia • Stennis Space Center, Mississippi 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
COMPANY SIZE
5,000 to 9,999 employees
INDUSTRY
Aerospace and Defense
FOUNDED
1942
WEBSITE
http://www.rocket.com/