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Instrumentation Technician

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Redmond
Posted on: August 4, 2022

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 Instrumentation Technician to join our team in Redmond, Washington. In this role, you will be part of our Test Lab where you will workin a team environment to ensure the successful set-up and operation of data acquisition, instrumentation, and test equipment in a neat and orderly work area.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impacton our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers - Aerojet Rocketdyne
Rest and Relaxation - Accrue 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 4/10 M-Th or 3/12 Fr-Su schedule options provide for more time off. 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, Employee Stock Ownership program
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 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)

Working under close supervision the successful individual will:

60% - Devise, select, set-up and operate electronic instrumentation, transducers, signal conditioners, and data acquisition equipment and related electromechanical or electro-hydraulicapparatus used for operational and environmental testing of liquid bipropellant rocket engines.
20% - Configure software menus for calibration factors, sampling rates, etc.
10% - Perform electronic component installation and soldering.
10% - Use knowledge of measurement sensors such as pressure, flow, temperature, etc. to troubleshoot complex data measurement systems from source to recording device.


Requires an Associate's degree in an appropriate discipline (such as instrumentation, electronics, control and data acquisition or four (4) years of equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

Requires the ability to read electrical schematics and be highly competent working with computers, controllers and running software programs.
Experience working around hazardous materials or environments needed.
This role requires participation in our Emergency Response Team and respirator certification.
Experience with installing and integrating PLC systems is desirable.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also 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.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Workplace includes areas where chemical materials are encountered. The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, ear protection, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. This position is expected to work a weekend shift to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Redmond , Instrumentation Technician, Professions , Redmond, Washington

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