Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Machinist 2 in Jonesborough, Tennessee


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.

We are seeking experienced Machinists to perform CNC Machining functions, working to tight tolerances and fabricating specialty metal products in a lean manufacturing industrial machining environment at Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee in Jonesborough Tennessee . Position will report to the Manufacturing Operations Supervisor.

This posting may represent one or more specific immediate or near-term openings. Those who express interest may be considered for current and future positions at this level as posted or at one level higher. Relocation is not included with this position.

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. 4/10 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.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Fabrication of precision-machined parts while maintaining a safe work environment, meeting quality requirements, customer specifications and shipment schedules.

  • Set-up and Operation of various machinery and shop equipment with little or no supervision.

  • Operation of CNC lathes in manual, semi-automatic and automatic modes

  • Operation of conventional Engine lathes

  • Operation of inspection equipment

  • Inspection of products both in process and post process

  • Gathering and entering SPC data per Customer requirements

  • Transporting materials to and from operation as required

  • Loading and unloading parts/blanks

  • Performing machine offsets

  • Replacing broken or worn tooling as required

  • Producing quality products to Customer specifications

  • Maintaining count and traceability of parts including tagging rejected parts

  • Maintaining water levels in chip drums and replacing chip drums

  • Performing rework of parts when necessary

  • Performing routine daily minor preventative maintenance (oil levels, grease, filter changes, etc.)

  • Completing all required paperwork

  • Maintaining a clean and neat work space

  • Communicating daily process, machine, product status or other relevant manufacturing information to employee(s) and/or supervisor(s) who report to work on the next shift.

  • Reporting abnormalities related to production, maintenance, safety or quality to supervisor

  • Performing duties in other areas of the facility as necessitated by production requirements

  • Troubleshooting processes and report feedback to supervisor; identify and escalate out-of-control processes


High school diploma or equivalent preferred and at least one (1) year of experience as a CNC machinist (or an equivalent combination of education/experience).

  • Associate’s degree in related field and one (1) year of experience as a CNC Machinist in an industrial/manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Must possess working knowledge and be able to perform in-process inspection of finished parts utilizing appropriate inspection and gaging equipment.

  • Must be able to work 10 hours plus per shift, work any shift (1st, 2nd or 3rd), work overtime and on weekends as required.

  • Requires the ability to work effectively in a team environment and relate to all levels of employees.

  • This is a non-smoking facility in accordance with the Tennessee Non-Smoker Protection Act.

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.

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.

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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-TN-Jonesborough

Job ID 21225

Zip 37659

Category Manufacturing and Production - Machining

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site