Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Additive Manufacturing Specialist in Daytona Beach, Florida


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. The company offers a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, tactical and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at for more information on Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s growing Additive Manufacturing Technology Center, in Daytona Beach, FL is hiring a Senior Additive Manufacturing Specialist to lead the program management, process improvement and automation implementation for a high profile program ramping up volume production. This position is responsible for leading the team to implement new process improvements, advanced process controls and automation to the production of additively manufactured rocket motors across multiple printers. Key responsibility is the management of the production ramp-up and team communication on that status.

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 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.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

60% - Manufacturing/Process Engineering

The Engineer’s responsibilities for Process Engineering include the following:

  • Improve production rates through continuous process improvement

  • Implement advanced process controls in AM to reduce variation

  • Integrate automation into the process to reduce material handling and improve safety

  • Support digital manufacturing and data analytics for predictive maintenance

  • Implement industrial manufacturing best practices for a visual workplace

40% - Project Management

Responsibilities for Project Management include the following:

  • Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead for the production facility responsible for program management and integration with the West Palm Beach operations and program teams

  • Create & maintain a project schedule

  • Lead the installation and development activities for a brand new automated production cell

  • Manage facility upgrades that will help to burn down risks and drive process improvements

  • Work with subject matter experts across the enterprise to help drive continuous improvement activities

  • Monitor supplier activities and work with Purchasing on the acquisition of capital items



  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in aerospace, conventional manufacturing or an equivalent combination of experience and education

  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Materials or equivalent degree. MS Preferred

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to include report writing, requirements derivation, and documentation, as well as design review presentations

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance


  • 3 years of experience with metal additive manufacturing (EOS, GE Concept Laser, SLM Solutions, Laser Powder Bed)

  • Working knowledge of Heat Transfer and Thermal Dynamics with a focus on Additive Manufacturing

  • Working knowledge of Laser Welding theory, concepts, and or applications with a focus on Additive Manufacturing

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Working experience in utilizing Big Data & Industry 4.0 techniques and concepts

  • Experience with automation in manufacturing work environments

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Location US-FL-Daytona Beach

Job ID 21175

Zip 32114

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site