Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Tool and Design Engineers 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. Visit for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

We are seeking experienced Senior Tool and Design Engineers to work at our Huntsville Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF) which is our newly constructed inert manufacturing facility for fabricating and assembling advanced composite rocket motor hardware. Manufacturing Engineering team members specify, develop and transition manufacturing processes from development to production.

What we can offer you:

  • Eligible for robust relocation benefits. May be eligible for hiring incentive for the ideal candidate.

  • Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized asAmerica’s #1 Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company (

  • Inspiring Company Culture - Our people solve the engineering problems no one else can and support each other, leaving an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne (

  • Work / Life Balance - Accrue 3 weeks of vacation to start plus additional sick allowance. 9/80 workschedule provides for longer weekends. Paid holidays including one-week year-end paid holiday shutdown.

  • 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, free training through Rocket University and Energetics University, employee recognition, and leadership development programs.

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)

50% - Activities to include tooling design, tooling procurement and fabrication, and conduct tooling functional checkout. Responsible for tooling design based on efficiency, ease and safety or operation, ease of maintenance and cost of fabrication. Interfaces with suppliers and manufacturing personnel to assure that tool design requirements and intent are met. Coordinate tooling functional checkout with manufacturing disciplines prior to releasing tooling to manufacturing operations.

30% - Coordinate with tool design and manufacturing engineering and manufacturing technicians to investigate and resolve tooling problems and tooling design updates to address product ability and affordability initiatives.

10% - Support the product development and production Integrated Product Teams with tooling design cost estimates for design and fabrication, schedules for fabrication, and overall status of assigned projects. Recommend changes to product design and manufacturing processes for simplification of tooling design and overall manufacturing processes.

10% - Prepare presentations and present technical information for internal and external customers. Responsible for preparing tooling design reports to support engineering analysis, trade studies, and tooling design reviews.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline plus at least five (5) years directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must posses a strong mechanical aptitude

  • Experience with CAD software tools expected ( CREO and NX strongly preferred)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required

  • Experience with metalworking and mechanics

Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. 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 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. 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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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-AL-Huntsville

Job ID 21199

Zip 35773

Category Manufacturing and Production - Tool Engineering

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site