Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Quality Engineer, NDT Level III (RT/UT) 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 Canoga Park, California facility near Los Angeles is the company’s Space headquarters and specializes in the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of hardware for liquid rocket engines that support exploration missions as well as the defense of our nation and allies. Currently, employees are building the RS-25 engine for NASA’s Space Launch System that will take the first female and person of color to the moon and eventually Mars. Additional programs include propulsion systems for Lockheed Martin’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program, unique power systems that will power Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Spacecraft and the Mars Perseverance Rover. Visit for more information on you can Power the Future with Aerojet Rocketdyne.

We are seeking Non-Destructive Test Level III Quality Engineers (Ultrasonic & Radiography preferred) to join our team in Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area). Generous relocation benefits and/or hiring incentive may be available.

Job responsibilities include providing effective and efficient NDT Quality support to Aerojet Rocketdyne and occasionally serve as an NDT quality interface with suppliers' quality management. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide training and testing to LI and LII.

  • Develop, review and approve NDT techniques with LII personnel.

  • Write, review and approve specifications pertinent to NDT.

  • Support review boards for inspectability of product.

  • Prepare NDT for customer and internal audits.

  • Develop and Lead Corrective action reviews on audit/NCR findings.

  • Maintain own LIII certifications.

  • Participate in the direction of the NDT department.

  • Audit and surveillance of quality systems and processes.

  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by management.

Successful candidates will have a track-record of proactivity and a demonstrated history of successfully working under minimal supervision.

What we can offer you:

  • 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. (

  • Work/Life Balance -Begin accruing 3 weeks of vacation to start plus additional sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual 1+ week year-end paid company shut down.

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

  • 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.

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)

5% - Review supplier-submitted NDT technique sheets for compliance to AR-Los Angeles specifications and drawing requirements. Coordinate with suppliers on the development and approval of these technique sheets. Prepare necessary reports.

5% - Manage site NDT supply base by monitoring suppliers to ensure flow down of AR requirements to sub-tier suppliers, audit existing NDT suppliers and assess potential new NDT suppliers for their ability to meet site requirements.

90% - Review process specifications, in-house technique sheets, etc. as noted above under job responsibilities.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science discipline and at least five (5) years of related experience in Quality/Manufacturing/NDT processes in Ultrasonic & Radiography (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). 10+ years of related experience preferred.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in at least two of the following NDT methods: Radiography (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Fluid Penetrant Inspection (FPI), Eddy Current (ET), or Magnetic Particle (MT).

  • Certifications: The ideal candidate would have multiple Level 3 certifications; RT, UT and FPI preferred. At least one Level 2 certification is required.

  • Candidate must meet requirements of NAS-410. Knowledge of industry NDT standards (ex. ASTM 1742, ASTM 1417, ASTM 1444, AMS-STD-2154, etc...) is requisite.

  • Hands-on working experience in a manufacturing environment and a corresponding understanding of manufacturing processes is essential.

  • Experience with auditing practices and Process Certification is desired.

  • A demonstrated proficiency with a variety of NDT inspection techniques and equipment along with a working knowledge of blueprint reading and interpretation is required.

  • Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Must possess strong computer skills and be well-organized.

  • Position requires responding to customer needs and may include weekend work.

  • Auditing experience/certification desired.

May 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 must possess the 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.

The work environment may also 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. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fumes or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat or hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. This position 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. The position requires the ability to travel by air or auto.

Pay range for this position:

100,000 - 147,333 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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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 21116

Zip 91304

Category Quality, Mission Assurance & Test - Quality Engineering

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site