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Propulsion Test Lab Manager

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Aerojet Rocketdyne -is a leading supplier of chemical and electric propulsion systems for Earth-space and interplanetary spacecraft. Aerojet Rocketdyne -systems are on a large majority of U.S. spacecraft and we have on-going programs supporting European and Japanese customers. Our programs span the range from basic research for next-generation systems to on-going production for current missions. -
In our Redmond WA facility, we fabricate, assembly, and test chemical and electric thrusters, as well as small scale propulsion systems. - Our test facility supports vibration and hot fire testing of products for both production and development products. - We are currently seeking a Manager to support our test lab who will monitor the work operations on a daily basis to actively provide direction to employees located at our Redmond WA location.
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 current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
30% - Provide technical guidance on the various systems used to operate the test facility including, but not limited to:

  • Vacuum chambers
  • Steam ejector system
  • Gaseous nitrogen and helium supply
  • Random Vibration system
  • Data management systems. -

    30% - Provide technical and administrative supervision for test engineering and data software reduction operations. - Duties include:

    • Scheduling and utilizing employees to support the test facility needs
    • Maintaining records for successful handoff between shifts
    • Ensure proper training is in place for all employees
    • Partner with other managers in the area to support growth and development of employees and maintenance of the facility
    • Ensure adequate staffing plans for forecasted business are in place

      20% - Drive area improvements that support the needs of the business. - -Duties include:

      • Support corporate continuous improvement efforts in the lab
      • Drive maintenance activities throughout the lab
      • Coordinate capital project completions in the test lab

        20% - Support program efforts as needed including:

        • Proposal efforts for future business
        • Work with scheduling and other operations areas to maximize efficiency of hardware flow through the shop
        • Participate in program specific investigations/ tiger teams to ensure programs achieve their milestones.

          Requires a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, or an applicable discipline with at least three (3) years of progressive related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
          Demonstrated leadership skills to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control the activities of the assigned work area are needed. Must be able to read and understand detailed written instructions, procedures, sketches, diagrams, drawings and charts, as well as knowledge of MIL-Standard, part numbering and color coding conventions. - -Knowledge of industrial fluid systems and understanding of compressible and incompressible fluids is not required, but is preferred.
          Willingness to assist in additional job duties as assigned by Management is vital. - Supervisory experience in implementation of a manufacturing process improvement activity (such as Six Sigma, JIT, 5S, Kaizan, Process Mapping, etc) and ability to work and lead teams of self directed work groups is desired.
          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.
          Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be 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.
          Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
          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. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Redmond , Propulsion Test Lab Manager, Executive , Redmond, Washington

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