Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Manager - Electro-Mechanical Packaging in Canoga Park, California


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.

We are seeking a Manager to lead a high performance engineering team responsible for Electro-Mechanical Packaging supporting both Space and Defense Business Units. Team is responsible for turning electrical/electronic & test equipment designs into physical product designs that meet environmental requirements, by creating detail product definition working with the Space and Defense Electrical design team along with specialists from other engineering disciplines. Task will include managing a team to perform schematic capture and printed wiring assembly design, electrical/electronic packaging designs for harsh environments, design of complex flight harnesses, and test support equipment design. Experience with the mechanical development of electronics for extreme environment application required. Experience with the full development life cycle from proposal through qualification a plus. Knowledge/experience with design complications due to extreme temperature, high vibration, high shock, EMI/EMC, and high radiation environments a plus. Design experience with Altium Creo, and Creo Cabling a plus. Familiar with Industry Standards for circuit board and electro-mechanical design a must. Knowledge or Aerojet Rocketdyne drawings practices a plus.

Experience building teams, recruiting, mentoring, and engineering talent development is necessary. A coaching/mentoring focus highly desirable.

Strategic mindset with a focus on continuous improvement and lean development is desirable.

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 to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. 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

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.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

30% Technical reviews/risk mitigation

20% Problem Solving/Team support

20% Team building/Capability building

15% Coaching/mentoring

10% Engineering Talent Development

5% Recruiting


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus 9 years progressive experience in design for extreme environments required. Masters degree in a related field desirable.

  • Experience managing people required

  • Experience with mechanical development of electronics for extreme environment application required.

  • Experience with Altium, Creo and/or Creo Cabling is desired.

  • Experience building teams, recruiting, mentoring, and talent development highly desired.

  • Coaching/mentoring focus highly desired.

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance required

  • Ability to travel (less than 10%) required

Must 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.

Work Environment/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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional 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.

Pay range for this position:

120,500 - 177,166 per year

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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Location US-CA-Canoga Park

Job ID 21248

Zip 91304

Category Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site