Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Manufacturing Technician 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.

The Manufacturing Technician 2 position will perform duties within the Manufacturing area at the Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee facility in Jonesborough, TN .

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. (

Work/Life Balance - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus additional sick allowance. 4/10 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual 1 week year-end company shut down.

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 program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program.

This position may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

100% - Under general supervision and following established policies, the Manufacturing Technician 2 performs assignments requiring general use and application of concepts, practices and techniques.

Duties include:

  • Operation and set-up of various machinery and shop equipment such as but not limited to manual lathes, engravers, presses, mills, furnaces, automated welding, painting booths, and/or engine lathes.

  • Use and read inspection gaging equipment. Operation of inspection equipment.

  • Inspection of product both in process and post process.

  • Screening of product lots.

  • Read and interpret blueprints and drawings.

  • Fabricating quality product to Customer specifications.

  • Maintaining count and traceability of parts including tagging rejected parts.

  • Performing rework of parts as necessary.

  • Advanced data collection, analysis and reporting activities. Collect, analyze and utilize SPC data.

  • Assists in troubleshooting processes and providing escalation/feedback to appropriate personnel.

  • Completing and maintaining daily production reports and records.

  • Maintaining a clean and neat work space.

  • Assisting with preventive maintenance activities.

  • 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 required to support production.

  • Transports materials to and from operations as required.

  • Loading and unloading of parts/blanks.

This position may require occasional overtime as required to meet critical schedule milestones.


High School Diploma or equivalent preferred and 1 year of related experience. Requires the ability to interface effectively with support groups such as Maintenance, Quality and Engineering and work effectively in a team environment. Valid drivers license required. Must be able to work 10 plus hours per shift, may be required to work any shift, 1st, 2nd or 3rd and must be available to work overtime and on weekends as needed to support production efforts.

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

Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

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 19782

Zip 37659

Category Manufacturing and Production - Other

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site