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. Visit our website at www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the Future.
This Associate Engineer position will support the Production Propellant Processing and Improvement area in Culpeper, VA.
In this role you will perform assignments in the propulsion field as directed by supervision with a working knowledge of other related disciplines (thermal, structural, ballistics). Responsible for supporting (technical), organizing (cost and schedule), and implementing tasks directed by a Technical Manager (Department Manager, Technical Fellow, or equivalent) and providing chemical guidance. Specifying chemical testing, evaluation of data, and preparing and presenting reports of results are typical of the job function.
What we can offer you:
Inspiring Company Culture – Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impacton our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne
Rest and Relaxation– 3 weeks of vacation annually plus 48 hour annual sick allowance. 9/80 schedule at most locations, providing for longer weekends. Annual year end company closure, plus company paid holidays.
Comprehensive Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness
Prepare for the Future – 401(k) with company match
Professional Development – Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program
Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.
Next Gen Workplace – Aerojet Rocketdyne is recognized as a top 100 Next Gen Workplace.
Trusted – Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.
This position can be filled at this level or one higher.
Work is closely supervised. Follows specific, outlined, detailed instructions.
30% – Evaluate and implement tractable solutions to technical problems in production or during development involving the utilization of chemistry and chemical analysis techniques.
30% – Technically responsible for planning (technical), organizing (cost and schedule), and conducting technical projects covering a broad range of technical topics under the guidance of a Technical Manager.
25% – Develop, plan, and promote projects independently for the implementation of novel technical approaches and cutting edge technologies.
15% – Consolidate results, prepare findings for reports and present results.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Material Science preferred (or related discipline). Knowledge of chemical principles, thermodynamics, polymer chemistry, structure/property relationships, kinetics, and data analysis are essential. Experience with energetic materials, statistical analysis, programming and experimental set-up and data acquisition is a plus.
Travel up to 15%.
May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. 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/Physical Requirements:
Work place may include areas where a wide variety of chemical materials are used and stored. May involve potential exposure to variable noise levels. Must customarily have a high consciousness for personnel and equipment safety. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, shop coat, and respirator. 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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional 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. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding in several locations including Huntsville, Alabama! We are excited to announce that Huntsville is our new defense headquarters and we plan on hiring approximately 800 employees at that site over the next couple of years.
With approximately 5,000 employees and locations across the USA, we have opportunities in the places you want to be:
• Huntsville, Alabama
• Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area)
• West Palm Beach, Florida
• Redmond, Washington
• Camden, Arkansas
• Carlstadt, New Jersey
• Culpeper, Virginia
• Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
5,000 to 9,999 employees