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Aerojet Rocketdyne Associate Systems Engineer 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. Visit for more information about our company and our mission.

We are seeking an Associate Engineer, Systems to support our space propulsion programs. This position will be located at our facility in Redmond, WA. .

This candidate will perform entry-level engineering for the Systems Development Verification and Test discipline in the Systems Engineering organization. The candidate will be responsible for the coordination, assembly and testing of the liquid and/or electric rocket engines supporting the multiple Programs. This position requires knowledge of and application of basic principles, theories and concepts utilized by systems engineering for rocket engine assembly, development and testing.

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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

This Associate Engineer will support the product development, qualification, and acceptance testing of in space rocket engines for multiple programs. You will join a team generating requirements for the rocket engine system to ensure it meets objectives of engine development and test. Under the supervision of a Lead Engineer, the candidate will follow the established/standard policies and procedures for rocket engine systems, data analysis, systems integration, and test planning. Tasks include development of test plans, development of test procedures, data analysis, generation of technical documents, preparation and presentation of technical briefings to internal and external customers.

85% - Operating under the guidance and direction from the Lead Engineer and Integrated Product Team Lead, participate in coordination activities regarding test objectives to develop, qualify and accept in space rocket engines flight duty. This includes developing a thorough understanding of the rocket engine and test facility systems. The position coordinates the integration of all component and system engineering support for hardware and software. The candidate in this position will perform the post engine test data analysis and any potential anomaly resolution. The position prepares and presents engine acceptance reviews to the customer. The candidate will be responsible for generating and presenting technical documentation including specifications, test plans, software requests, data review, test readiness reviews, anomaly reports, hardware acceptance reviews, and test report documents.

15% - Limited travel to off site test facilities will be required.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related fied (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Experience with liquid propulsion (mono-propellant, bi-propellant, storable) and/or electrical propulsion (Hall, Arcjet, Ion) systems desired.

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 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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Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

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Location US-WA-Redmond

Job ID 17075

Category Engineering - Systems Engineering