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Assembler 3 (Day Shift)

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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 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.Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.
We are currently seeking an experienced, precision mechanical Assembler 3 (DayShift) to perform a variety of assembly duties including mechanical valve assembly and test.
This is a day shift role and the schedule is 4 days per week, 10 hours per day. Your schedule will be Monday through Thursday, 5:30am to 4:00pm. ACandidates must have the ability and willingness to work other shifts and overtime as needed to meet production schedules.
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 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.
Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America's Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.
This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
100% - Perform a wide variety of assigned manufacturing tasks to produce high quality products. Assembly will be on piece parts into completed sub-assembly using typical assembly tools, but could also include final assemblies, quality testing, re-work, etc.

  • Mechanical assembly and test of valves or other components/products as assigned. Small mechanical precision assembly.

  • Handle precision clean parts within a laminar flow environment.

  • Read and interpret product drawings and department procedures.

  • Perform diversified, but semi-repetitive operations following standardized methods and procedures under changing conditions.

  • Coordinate with maintenance, supervision and/or engineers in the set-up and calibration of equipment.

  • Perform troubleshooting of mechanical assemblies, company manufactured tooling and pressure testing.

  • Perform electrical fabrication. (Certification to IPC 620 preferred.)

  • Use and operate various computer systems and applicable software (such as retrieving work instructions or manufacturing module in ERP system).

  • Additional duties could include production of parts, metal fabrication, etc.

  • Provide assistance in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process, collect data, or assist in research work.

  • Repair or make recommendations to solve equipment issues.

  • Apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers.

  • With the guidance from supervision/lead personnel, make precise adjustments in moving the controls of the machine/equipment to exact position such as offsets and axis movement.

  • Perform mathematical calculations accurately and quickly.

  • Effectively present information to supervision/lead person, maintenance, engineering or other employees of the organization.

  • Work with management, supervision or lead personnel to prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.

  • Provide rapid support while following proper housekeeping and safety procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Requires a high school diploma (or equivalence) and 3+ years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • Proven self-starter with the ability to follow detailed work instructions and procedures needed.

    • Ability to read, interpret and understand written or oral requirements, procedures and specifications to perform assigned tasks.

    • Must have extensive knowledge of mechanical assembly and test of valves.

    • Understanding of electrical test equipment (DMM, oscilloscope, etc.) required. Knowledge of strippers, crimpers and installing solder splices a must.

    • Requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the work team and those contacted in the course of work.

    • Familiarity with 5S and lean procedures expected.

    • Requires the ability and willingness to work other shifts and overtime as necessary.

    • Must be able to be trained and become certified in cleanroom access within the first 3 months of employment.

    • Oracle and Delmia experience preferred.

    • Knowledge of vacuum chambers, Laminar Flow environments and/or FOE/FOD a plus.

    • Certification to IPC 620 preferred.

      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:
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel items. The employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. 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.
      Pay range for this position:
      20.19 - 28.20 per hour
      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.
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      Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).
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      Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (
      Location US-WA-Redmond
      Job ID 21506
      Zip 98052
      Category Manufacturing and Production - Assembly
      On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site

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