Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Rocket Manufacturing Engineer (Senior or Specialist) in Camden, Arkansas


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 Rocket Manufacturing Engineer (Senior or Specialist) to join the team at our growing facility near Camden, Arkansas , an easy drive from anywhere in Southern Arkansas' Golden Triangle (El Dorado, Magnolia, Camden). Eligible for robust relocation package. Check out this short YouTube video featuring our Camden site: Successful test of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s eSR-73 advanced large solid rocket motor (

You're not just "doing a job" at Aerojet Rocketdyne. The work you perform makes significant contributions to national security.What we can offer you:

  • Position may be eligible for robust relocation package or hiring incentive.

  • Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized asAmerica’s #1 Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company (

  • 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 (

  • Paid time off - Accrue 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 4/10 schedule providing longer weekends, but additional hours maybe required as needed. Paid holidays including one-week year-end paid holiday shutdown.

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts with company contribution, and Wellness programs.

  • Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match, employee stock ownership program

  • Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, free training through Rocket University and Energetics University, 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.

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)

  • 35% - Perform technical supervision and troubleshooting of complex operations involved in the manufacturing of solid rocket motors, such as propellant and explosive mixing, casting, assembly operations, insulation components and rocket motor cases.

  • 35% - Originate, prepare, and maintain detailed planning (Standard Operating Procedures) for the manufacture of inert/energetic components.

  • 20% - Perform hands-on pilot operations for manufacture of new inert/energetic components, development program components, troubleshoot established mechanical and chemical processes.

  • 10% - Accurately report problems, solutions, and results in concise written and oral communications.Perform mathematical calculations for geometric checks and chemical mixtures. Prepare and/or maintain Bill of Materials for end items.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology or related disciplines, and at least five (5) years' experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience within chemical manufacturing or the aerospace industry highly desired.

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to analyze, evaluate, solve and drive solutions to technical problems with full autonomy.

  • Proficiency with MS Office products required.

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

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, 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. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. 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. Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply.

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

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).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (

Location US-AR-Camden

Job ID 20969

Zip 71711-1036

Category Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site