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Electric Propulsion Engineer (Sr. to Specialist)

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Job Description:

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 for more information on how our employees Power the Future.
At our Redmond Washington facility we fabricate, assembly, and test chemical and electric thrusters, as well as small scale propulsion systems. - Our electric propulsion systems enable a wide variety of missions from the exploration of our solar system to global communication and the surveillance of severe weather and wild fires. -
Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking Electric Propulsion Engineers (to Specialist level) -to support the Redmond, WA, Los Angeles, CA or West Palm Beach, FL site. Hybrid remote work maybe available. - - The experienced candidate will support development, qualification, and production of Hall thrusters, ion engines, arcjets, or other electric propulsion products.

  • Maybe eligible for robust relocation benefits. - -
  • Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America's #1 Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company
  • 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.
  • Enjoy Work/Life Balance - Begin accruing 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. -
  • Beautiful Campus - Large campus with forested trail, basketball court, fitness center, covered bicycle parking, and outdoor gazebos.

    This posting may represent one or more specific immediate or near-term openings. - Those who express an interest may be considered for current and future positions.
    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
    As a member of the Engineering senior staff, the Engineering Specialist will work with minimal direction and exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. -They will guide the successful completion of major projects and may function as a program technical team leader. - The Specialist will act as an external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to strategic plans and objectives. - They will serve as a technical authority and provide guidance and training to more junior personnel. -

    • 35% - Researches, develops and supports fabrication of electric thrusters using engineering and scientific principles.
    • 35% - Coordinates product development from idea formulation through product life cycle. -
    • 20% - Supports investigation and resolution of hardware and process anomalies and issues identified by preventative action/corrective action boards or safety initiative activities.
    • 10% - Leads project or program teams to define and implement engineering solutions to meet group, organization, and enterprise objectives. -

      Requires a Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related discipline plus at least five (5) -years of electric propulsion experience (or an equivalent combination of postgraduate education and experience).

      • Masters degree and/or nine (9) or more years of electric propulsion experience strongly desired
      • This position requires technical expertise in electric propulsion and knowledge of related disciplines. Must have experience with electric propulsion laboratory hardware, mechanical assembly, or test. -
      • The successful candidate will possess an understanding of plasma physics, material science and their practical application to electric thruster design and development.

        Requires U.S. Citizenship or 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 15 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.
        Pay range for this position:100,000 - 147,333 per year
        Note about pay range:Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Redmond , Electric Propulsion Engineer (Sr. to Specialist), Engineering , Redmond, Washington

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