Aerojet Rocketdyne Specialist Rocket Motor Operations Integrator in Culpeper, Virginia
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. To learn more visit www.rocket.com .
Aerojet Rocketdyne has an opportunity for a Specialist Rocket Motor Operations Integrator / Manufacturing Engineer at our site near Culpeper, in rural Orange County, Virginia , a 1+ hour drive from Washington DC. At this location, we produce and develop a variety of solid rocket motors and energetic assemblies for rocket propulsion.
In this role, you will develop the internal execution plans and interface with key team members to ensure alignment of site and program objectives. Key responsibilities include plan creation to seamlessly integrate manufacturing engineering, tool engineering/design, and manufacturing operations so products can be developed and delivered per schedule and budget targets to meet program needs.
This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
In this role, you will develop the internal execution plans and interface with key team members to ensure alignment of site and program objectives. Key responsibilities include plan creation to seamlessly integrate manufacturing engineering, tool engineering/design, and manufacturing operations so products can be developed and delivered per schedule and budget targets to meet program needs. Programs assigned may vary in lifecycle phase from newly won in Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD), to longstanding with ongoing production, and/or closeout of legacy operations.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
45% - Establish and oversee program plans for the operations site team to successfully execute the program requirements relative to schedule, cost, and performance/quality. This will include hardware manufacturing, tool design and fabrication, staffing, process development, and facility needs.
25% - Interface with program team members and customers at all levels of the organization, from shop floor personnel to senior leadership, to ensure the program needs and site plans are in alignment. Develop recovery plans when issues arise and coordinate applicable corrective actions. Interface with Program and Master Schedulers in support of the Integrated Production Master Schedule to resolve conflicts with other programs.
10% - Work special projects as assigned and recommend improvements to key processes that would improve the overall flow of the site's products.
10% - Proposal support - Provide Basis of Estimate (BOE) and manufacturing section of proposals.
10% - Control/Cost Account Management (CAM) - Responsible for schedule and cost variance analysis.
Requires a Bachelor's degree Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or an appropriate discipline and at least nine (9) years of relevant experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
Experience with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems is preferred.
Aerospace or Chemical Manufacturing industry experience is highly desired.
Project Management and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience is essential.
Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience or willingness to learn required.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to analyze, evaluate and develop solutions to technical problems with minimum supervision.
Experience and familiarity with MS Office products required.
May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. 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 may need to successfully pass a health check-up, as a standard practice when moving to a different facility as required by Occupational Health and Safety. 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. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume 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 and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization. Some positions entail working with small parts/components. Employees must have excellent hand-eye coordination and good manual dexterity in both hands.
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Job ID 20548
Category Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site