Aerojet Rocketdyne Associate Engineer, Analysis/Systems Engineering in Canoga Park, California


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 an Associate Systems Engineer at our Los Angeles, CA (Canoga Park) location. After orientation and training, the successful candidate will perform entry-level engineering tasks on liquid rocket propulsion projects. The candidate will also support senior engineering staff and gain experience with Aerojet Rocketdyne products and processes.

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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under direct supervision:

30% - Support operation and maintenance requirements analyses with a strong emphasis on maintainability and human factors for mechanical and fluid systems. These tasks typically support concept development of rocket engine propulsion products during their design phase. Job duties range from Field Engineering to Logistics. This position will ensure that fielded products meet customer expectations.

30% - Provide support to Advanced Propulsion Concepts for Spacecraft Integration, including Concept of Operations, Functional Flow Analysis, Affordability Analysis and overall estimates to the customer for Operational timelines and cost of ownership.

20% - Support Field Engineering and Launch Support activities for vehicles using liquid propulsion booster and upper stage engines.

20% - Support Ground Support Equipment and Large Scale Facility Integration of NASA and Department of Defense Space Propulsion Products.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Systems Engineering or related discipline (or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the industry).

US 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.

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 and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal 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.

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Job ID 13921

Category Engineering - Systems Engineering