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Engineer, Electric Propulsion

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 28, 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.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an Engineer for the Electric Thruster Engineering group in our -Redmond, WA -office.
This is an entry-level engineering position -for a recent college graduate in support of electric propulsion systems. The successful candidate will support development, qualification, and production of Hall thrusters, ion engines, arcjets, or other electric propulsion 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
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 position may be filled at this level or one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Under guidance of senior staff, this engineer will perform entry-level assignments contributing to the completion of program milestones. This engineer is expected to quickly acquire the higher level knowledge and skills necessary to resolve increasingly complex challenges. The position requires independent professional judgment and application of engineering principles, theories and concepts.
30% - Supports design, engineering analysis, and manufacture of electric thrusters and their components.
20% - Writes test procedures, procures equipment, conducts tests, analyzes test data, and writes test reports.
20% - Coordinates product and process development from initial ideas through spacecraft integration. -
20% - Supports investigation and resolution of hardware and process anomalies and issues identified by risk management or preventative and corrective action.
10% - Engages other members of project or program teams, management, and technical staff to define and implement engineering solutions to meet group, organization, and company objectives. -
A Bachelor of Science degree in a related discipline and two (2) years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required. Must have experience working in a team environment and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Skills: -
- Coursework and knowledge in the following areas: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials, electrical circuits, plasma physics, and electric propulsion.
- Experience with Python, MATLAB, engineering analysis software packages, or CAD packages.
- Experience with laboratory hardware, mechanical assembly, or test is a plus. -
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.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Redmond , Engineer, Electric Propulsion, Engineering , Redmond, Washington

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