30+ days ago


Canoga Park, CA



Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.

We are seeking a Burr Bench Machinist for our facility in Canoga Park, CA. This is a 2nd shift, union position.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The Bench Machinist will complete / check / rework and deburr sheet metal and machined parts, assemblies and extrusions using various types of machines and mechanics’ hand tools (manual and pneumatic).

There is NO machining within this position at all. Everything is done by hand with the aid of pneumatic hand grinders/polishers. This position requires finesse, dexterity, and attention to detail is also a must.

The successful individual will determine dimensions, angles, tolerances and finishes by interpreting information from planning documents, drawings, blueprints, manuals and engineering orders.

  • Layout hold locations, constant radii cutouts, stepcuts, seal grooves and mold lines.
  • Select, setup, and operate power, hand and computer controlled tools to complete missing machining operations or to rework and repair damaged or improperly machines parts fabricated from various metals, ceramics and composite materials.
  • Machine, drill, grind, file, ream, turn, face, tap, cut lap and mill sheet metal and machined parts, assemblies and extrusions to require shape and dimension.
  • Setup and operate roto-finishing equipment to grind, hone and polish, selecting proper abrasives, compounds and liquids to achieve required finish.
  • Verify accuracy of parts, assemblies and extrusions prior to company inspection using precision measuring instruments.
  • Record manufacturing data manually or with the aid of a computer.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred, and three (3) years of related experience using hand tools, reading and understanding blueprints and specifications, using borescopes and videoscopes.

Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information. Having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Resident, or other status as a U.S. Person is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experienced in rigging and overhead cranes.
  • Experience in the use of half-mask or full respirator and the ability to navigate comfortably through computer supported systems.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto.Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary.This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

About the Company

Company Logo Aerojet Rocketdyne
Company Logo Aerojet Rocketdyne
Company Logo Aerojet Rocketdyne
Company Logo Aerojet Rocketdyne

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


Aerospace and Defense