Aerojet Rocketdyne Specialist, Ballistics Engineer in Culpeper, Virginia
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to support space, missile defense, and cutting edge advanced programs. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the Future.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an experienced Specialist, Ballistics Engineer , this role can be located at either our Huntsville, AL, Culpepper, VA, or Sacramento, CA location. This is an exciting and challenging career opportunity where your expertise in combustion, grain design and performance analysis of solid rocket motor and igniter propellant grains will be utilized.
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 (https://rocket.com/careers) .
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.
Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Working under limited general supervision the individual will:
55% - Perform ballistic modeling activities:
Perform trades for grain design that meet performance requirements.
Conduct grain design, performance analysis, pretest predictions with established methodologies for motor test firings.
Conduct post firing data correlations and/or burning rate analysis with established methodologies.
Analyze ballistic and propellant data for model updates.
Prepare technical reports and presentations documenting all activities.
35% - Continuous Improvement activities: Update current or proposed ballistic models/methodologies to improve technical fidelity and/or design cycle time. Train and mentor, early career engineers.
10% - Design and Manufacturing Support: Prepare inputs for engineering drawings and specifications relating to solid rocket propellant grains. Coordinates design requirements of these grains with manufacturing personnel.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering) and nine (9) or more years of engineering experience with solid rocket motor design and/or analysis or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Active security clearance.
Demonstrated experience in performing design and/or analysis of solid rocket motor propulsion systems is required.
Requires proficiency using ballistics models, SPP (or equivalent).
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.
A Master's or Doctorate degree in a field of engineering that relates to solid rocket motor phenomenology is preferred.
Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts is desired.
Experience in software development is a plus.
This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.
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 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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; 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-AL-Huntsville | US-VA-Culpeper | US-CA-Sacramento
Job ID 20935
Category Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site