Aerojet Rocketdyne Engineer, Project/Product in Redmond, Washington


Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and

Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Project/Product Engineer to support our Orion propulsion programs. This position will be located at our facility in Redmond, WA .

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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Provides leadership in support of program tasks and hardware technology development test efforts. The successful candidate may support both development and production programs. Among the duties will be customer presentations and submittals, as well as coordinating activities with internal organizations such as Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, and Test. Estimated workload distribution:

20% - Lead engineering support for the production of high-performance cubesat, monopropellant, and/or bipropellant rocket engines. This includes requirements management, anomaly resolution, and anomaly prevention.

20% - Plan and conduct engine hot fire tests and analyze data.

15% - Support component development and qualification, including supplier oversight and management.

15% - Provide hardware fabrication support, including nonconformance resolution.

10% - Present results at internal and external meetings.

10% - Conduct performance, fluid dynamics and other engineering analysis as required in support of trade studies and programs.

10% - Support proposal activities and manage internal research and development efforts, as necessary.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience in liquid propulsion, either at the thruster or propulsion system level (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

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.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills, verbal communication skills, and experience working in a team environment are required.

  • Some travel may be required within the United States to Aerojet Rocketdyne's customers and suppliers.

  • Experience leading technical teams is preferred.

  • Experience with rocket engine or cubesat technology development is preferred.

  • A solid understanding of applicable engineering principles, business practices, and experience working directly with hardware in the aerospace industry is highly desirable.

  • Experience with monopropellant, bipropellant, and rocket propulsion systems desired.

  • Experience working an equivalent engineering environment is desired.

Work Environment and 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 25 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 13823

Zip 98052

Category Engineering - Project Engineering