Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Aerothermal Fluids Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama


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. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Aerothermal & Fluids Engineer for our Huntsville, AL location. In this role, you will perform aerothermal and fluids analysis of solid rocket motors to verify that product designs meet performance and design requirements.

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 to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday 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 position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The successful applicant works with minimal direction to provide solutions to a wide range of complex technical problems that require the regular use of creativity and innovation, Utilizes judgment within broadly defined policies and practices, Works on complex projects that require an in depth evaluation of variable factors, and Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • 70% - Perform aerothermal and fluids modelling and analysis of Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) hardware components. Analysis is performed using in-house and non-proprietary Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), heat transfer, and thermal ablation analysis tools such as Fluent and CFD++, various meshing tools, and classic aerothermal tools such as ACE, gasket, and CMA. Thermal analysis includes temperature prediction and ablation assessment of SRM insulators and other hardware components. Duties include test support for pre and post-test analysis of static fired motors for model validation.Support programs across the enterprise for complex analyses requiring advanced aerothermodynamic and fluid dynamic tools when programs have difficult problems that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Apply specific expertise and knowledge to provide technical solutions to complex, difficult problems that do not lend themselves to be solved by 1-D or other simplified techniques. Formulate an approach for such problems so that they can be understood and worked upon by more junior staff. Design and support verification tests of propulsion systems and components. Develop test systems and strategies, specify instrumentation and analyze test results.Contribute to the development of new practices, techniques, and standards. Perform as an emerging authority and possesses a comprehensive understanding of the general and technical aspects of the job and its practical application to complex problems and situations.

  • 20% - Produce CFD and thermal analysis reports and test reports. Make presentation of analysis results to both internal and external customers. Provide technical guidance to junior analysts.

  • 10% - Support verification tests of propulsion systems and components.


Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least two (2) years of directly related experience. Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership is required.

  • Candidate must be proficient in using thermal analysis tools in thermal ablation analysis of solid rocket propulsion.

  • Requires technical expertise in the advertised discipline and full knowledge of related disciplines.

  • Guides the successful completion of major projects in the department and may function as a project team leader.

  • Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. 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.

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Location US-AL-Huntsville

Job ID 20384

Zip 35806

Category Engineering - Thermal

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? Hybrid