Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.
We are seeking a Senior Structures and Dynamics Engineer to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area). This is an excellent opportunity to join a senior staff engaged in development and production activities related to new and existing propulsion technologies. In this role, you will perform structural dynamics and structural analyses as part of a team to provide design guidance and verify product designs meet structural and performance requirements.
This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each):
60% - Perform structural dynamic analyses utilizing classic hand calculation methods and finite element models. Conduct static and dynamic structural analyses. Analyze dynamic response data from engine tests and shock/vibration testing. Correlate analysis models and test results. Provide assessment of the products ability to satisfy internal structural requirements as well as those flowed by the customer.
20% - Report status and results of analysis tasks at team meetings, design and program reviews.
20% - Prepare technical reports documenting all analysis activities.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline and five (5) years of directly related experience (or an equivalent combination of experience and education). Master's degree desired, PhD a plus. Solid academic track record expected. Coursework and experience in performing static and dynamic structural analyses supporting design, development and production qualification desired. Experience using finite element analysis tools such as Nastran desired. Familiarity analyzing dynamic data and supporting system and component testing preferred. Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.
U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). 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.
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.