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Aerojet Rocketdyne Test Technician - Mechanic in Redmond, Washington


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Mechanical Test Technician to join our facility in Redmond, WA . In this role, the "Mech Tech" selects, sets up and operates mechanical, electro-mechanical, electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic systems and related equipment for purpose of testing liquid propellant rocket engines and devices. Includes setting up and operating liquid feed systems and high pressure nitrogen gas systems.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under general supervision:

50% - Operates and repairs vacuum and high-pressure liquid and gas systems requiring a high level of mechanical knowledge and expertise to include: high-pressure fittings, seals and shop tool operation.

30% - Sets up and operates rocket engine tests and measures against quality standards.

10% - Bends and flares stainless steel tubing for some testing operations.

10% - Sets up and operates orbital welding equipment for stainless steel and titanium tubing. Repairs valves, regulators, pumps, etc.


Requires an Associate's degree in a related discipline and 1 year of experience in a highly technical and mechanical environment or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Prefer an individual who has the qualifications as a licensed Airframe & Power Plant mechanic or the necessary experience. Additional skills such as welding, machining, and hazardous material handling are desired. Candidates must be available for day or 2nd shift.

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 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.

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

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).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department at

Location US-WA-Redmond

Job ID 15237

Zip 98052

Category Technicians - Other