Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Executive Assistant in Canoga Park, California


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion systems and energetics to space and defense customers. Our Los Angeles, California , facility is the company’s headquarters for the Space Business Unit and specializes in the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of hardware for large and small liquid engines that support exploration missions as well as the defense of our nation and allies.

The Space Shuttle Main Engine, which successfully powered 135 missions, as well as rocket engines for the Atlas, Delta, Saturn and Thor launch vehicles were all built at the company’s San Fernando Valley facility. In all, rocket engines that were built in the LA area have successfully launched more than 370 astronauts into space and powered more than 2,100 missions. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Executive Assistant to join the Supply Chain & Material Management (SCMM) organization at our Canoga Park, CA office. This position provides administrative support to mulitple SCMM managers and their staff.

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:

Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation annually plus 48 hour annual sick allowance. 9/80 schedule at most locations, providing for longer weekends. Annual year end 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.

Next Gen Workplace – Aerojet Rocketdyne is recognized as a top 100 Next Gen Workplace. (

Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

50% - Perform day-to-day core and complex administrative duties utilizing a thorough knowledge of the department, business area and Aerojet Rocketdyne including relevant priorities and commitments. Duties will include management of schedules, travel arrangements, assistance with correspondence, expense reports, presentations, coordination of special events and meetings, maintaining an inventory of supplies with ordering authority, departmental metrics, as well as internal and external customer meetings. Preparation of special reports and high-level management presentations.This role will require frequent interaction with intra- and inter-organizational contacts, customers, and public agencies that will require good diplomacy and judgment to resolve conflicting needs.

20% - Arranges and supports the Supply Chain Director and Sr. Management team with meeting scheduling and coordination, including team and department meetings and supplier visits.

20% - Provides general assistance to the VP of Supply Chain including travel and expense reporting, meeting scheduling and presentation management.

10% - Performs assignments including responding to inquiries, solving problems, and locating and summarizing information. Gathers company internal data and compiles reports, compiles and organizes data and maintains records.

Secondary Functions: Other duties as assigned.


Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and seven (7) years of directly related administrative support experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must have the ability to handle multiple actions simultaneously with frequent interruptions and time critical responsiveness

  • Requires strong working knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Outlook. Experience with the Concur Travel and Expense reporting application is highly desirable

  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment; to effectively interface with executive levels of personnel and work in a team environment; to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and to effectively schedule and prioritize work flow

  • Requires knowledge of typical office practices, policies and procedures, filing systems and record keeping

  • Also requires knowledge of business correspondence, including rules of grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling

US Citizenship required or status as a US person. 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:

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.

Pay range for this position:

29.09 - 40.62 per hour

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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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-CA-Canoga Park

Job ID 21280

Zip 91304

Category Administrative - Executive Assistant

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site