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Senior Electronics Component Engineer

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: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 website at
We are looking for a Senior Electronics Component Engineer to join our team at our Redmond, Washington facility.
The Sr. Electronics Component Engineer will play a key role in the Electronics organization supporting new and existing space and defense programs. The candidate will support engineering teams in the successful planning, design, test, and qualification of electrical, electronic, electromechanical (EEE) parts and thermal components. EEE parts and thermal components are integrated into liquid rocket engines and electronic propulsion systems for spacecraft and launch vehicle applications.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each):

  • Support design teams in the selection, evaluation, and documentation of EEE parts and thermal components.
  • Create detailed component specifications and drawings.
  • Manage customer flow down requirements and navigate industry and military standards/specifications to ensure component compliance.
  • Generate Non-Standard Part Approval Requests (NSPARs) and present them to Parts Control Board (PCB).
  • Review and disposition NSPARs submitted by sub-contractors.
  • Utilize knowledge of EEE parts construction and common failure mechanisms to develop acceptance and qualification criteria.
  • Support EEE and thermal component supplier management
  • Work directly with suppliers to understand supplier capabilities and to communicate custom component requirements.
  • Provide oversight of custom part fabrication and test to ensure compliance to specifications.
  • Review data to ensure device compliance with requirements.
  • Support resolution of supplier non-conformance issues.
  • Lead investigations of failed components and generate failure investigation reports with recommendations for corrective actions.Requirements:Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field and seven (7) years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

    • Knowledge of industry and military EEE part requirement standards and specifications including EEE-INST-002, MIL-PRF-19500, MIL-PRF-38535, MIL-STD-750, and MIL-STD-883.
    • Knowledgeable in device or component manufacturing processes
    • Experienced determining failure root cause and developing corrective and preventative actions to eliminate reoccurrence.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
      What we can offer you:
      Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers - Aerojet Rocketdyne
      Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday 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
      Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.
      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 using standard office equipment; stamina 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; visual acuity to read printed materials and 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. The employee may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful completion of activities in the organization.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.Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department at Accommodation Request.

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