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 Composite Case Design Engineers for our Huntsville, AL location. We are building a team to design products such as solid rocket motors for a wide array of customers and programs, controllable solid propulsion systems, advanced solid rocket motor propulsion systems, advanced conceptual design to support the RocketShop as well as supporting enterprise wide efforts in areas such as hypersonics. Typical duties:
Lead mechanical design projects for composite structures. Composite structures design activities include strategic booster motor composite cases, tactical rocket motor cases, composite armaments, composite over-wrapped pressure vessels, and composite flight structures. Will independently develop design concepts, 3D models and support the development of detailed drawings for the manufacture of parts.
Conduct trade studies and develop component specifications and procedures as required. Interact with component analysis, manufacturing, project engineering, quality and customer support groups. Plan and execute design tasks with limited general direction and work effectively within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment. Work is reviewed by senior staff.
Participate in shop floor and production hardware processing at suppliers and internally. Provide input to address nonconforming hardware, process planning, support production meetings, and work with supply chain to assure that design requirements are met. Support engineering drawing and specification updates at configuration change boards.
Develop test plans and technical reviews. Assist in the identification and support of risk reduction and environmental test requirements. This may include manufacturing pathfinders, subscale testing, component and system level qualification tests.
Prepare material and support 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.
Requires Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Materials Engineering (or related discipline) plus at least five (5) years of directly related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
Educational coursework in Composite Design, Laminate Theory, and Composite Materials is desired.
Experience with design, manufacturing and test of filament-wound composite case pressure vessels for solid rocket motors is key to performing job requirements.
Experience with preliminary sizing tools for filament-wound composite pressure vessels is required.
Experience with FEA tools such as ANSYS Workbench and/or NX NASTRAN is desired.
Familiarity with composite fiber and resin systems selection including subscale specimen testing and data analysis is desired.
A strong mechanical aptitude and experience with CAD software tools (CREO and/or NX) expected, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
An advanced engineering degree is a plus.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. 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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 14424
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.