LIFT your career past the boundaries of possibility at Aerojet Rocketdyne.
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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. From the Apollo missions to exploring Pluto, we have a long history of accomplishments. We are seeking a Manager for a full-time position in the Engineering Analysis Aero Thermal Fluids (ATF) discipline in Canoga Park, California.
This role provides leadership support and is accountable for the detailed analysis of liquid rocket propulsion space programs with advanced turbomachinery. Typical duties:
Provide leadership and direct aerothermal fluids analysis technical support of AR products and services for both development and operational / production programs. These programs include AR1, HCB, RL10, RS-25, RS-68, and other liquid rocket engine and space applications. Additional duties include requirements derivation, understanding customer specified requirements, coordinating with other team members to provide aero/hydro loads and material properties data as necessary to support rotating machinery systems. An important job function will be to support or lead anomaly and failure investigations in this area.
Perform functional management responsibilities, including program staffing, employee skill and career development, performance evaluations, salary planning, work prioritization and technical oversight of employee work product.
Responsibility for and direction of the development and implementation of aerothermodynamic analysis methods, standards, practices, and procedures; act as liaison between ATF and other engineering disciplines and organizations.
Leadership of the design, development and implementation of product and process improvement and affordability activities. Routine reporting and communication with engineering management is also expected.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or similar engineering discipline and a minimum of 9 years of progressive rotating machinery design and analysis experience. Master’s degree strongly desired. PhD degree is a plus. Strong technical and team-working skills required. Previous lead or management experience is a plus. Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Experience in integrating turbine, pump and mechanical elements into high power density, high performance turbopumps is essential. Expert level knowledge of analytical and test techniques for turbopumps used in liquid rocket engines and other corresponding space hardware is strongly desired. Experience leading a team of analysts and performing analysis using legacy and commercial tools is strongly desired. Experience of aerospace product development in a large team-based environment is strongly desired
US 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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 13123
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments, but here are just a few:•Our monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA’s Mars Science Lab to a successful landing on August 5, 2012. The much anticipated landing delivered the rover Curiosity to the Martian surface.•Aerojet Rocketdyne provided solid rocket boosters and other propulsion for the Juno spacecraft. Juno will arrive at Jupiter in 2016.•Every Delta IV mission to date has used Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion to help launch a variety of satellites for military and commercial customers.In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings ...in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.