Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Fabrication Mechanic in Jupiter, Florida


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to support space, missile defense, and cutting edge advanced programs. 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 a Fabrication Mechanic . This position will be located at our facility in West Palm Beach, Florida . This position may be filled in first or second shift depending on need.

This position may be filled at the next highest level.

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. 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 and Employee recognition program.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

100% - Working to close tolerances, perform complex and difficult fabrication operations to form, fit, fabricate, repair and test a variety of complicated production and developmental space propulsion details, precision parts, assemblies and related tools. Pressure test, inspect and perform thermal expansion and related tests on a variety of space related parts and assemblies. Support other trades in fabricating complex major assemblies involving manufacturing, assembly and test operations. The tasks to which the employee may be assigned will include one or more of the following types of work performed by a Fabrication Mechanic:

  • Fabricate chamber tubes top close tolerances using various precision instruments. Form, contour, spank, fit and inspect tubes, using proper handling procedures to ensure configuration and quality requirements are met.

  • Select and adapt proper tooling, methods, procedures and operational sequences to form and fabricate a variety of objects ranging from the simple to unusual and difficult details and sub-assemblies, working from broad verbal instructions and complicated drawings, operation sheets and general specifications. Properly interpret geometric position and feature control specifications and use handbook formulae and applied math including trigonometry and algebra to perform calculations. Work with a variety of metals including stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, columbium, silver and others, using a wide variety of hand tools, machines and equipment.

  • Assemble chamber and related components, sub-assemblies and details, ensuring proper alignment of details and related hardware using appropriate precision and optical measuring instruments. Apply and remove necessary hardware and instrumentation in preparation of furnace brazing of chamber, including loading and pressure checking. After chamber removal, perform visual inspection as required.

  • Perform helium, thermal expansion and water pressure testing. Install and remove chamber from centroid as required in preparation for welding, machining and assembly operations. Use appropriate tooling and mechanical devices to install and fit complicated engine hardware.

  • As required, assist assembly, heat treat, machine and weld shops, inspection or other functions and groups with operations relating to or involving rocket fabrication, rework, set up and assembly, and fabrication and preparation of details, parts or other items to be brazed, welded, heat treated, or modified. Examples include, but are not limited to, casting the silver throat and fabricating the box section of nozzle. Make recommendations to modify details, tooling and processes as required for product improvements and operational efficiencies.

  • Maintain computerized and manual records, reports and logs on a variety of details and hardware such as, but not limited to, dimensions, repairs, deficiencies, and precious metal and tube inventories. Operate hoists, lifting devices, and fork lift truck as required.

  • Comply with federal and state environmental and safety regulations to conform to company guidelines and procedures including the wearing of safety glasses, respirators and other equipment in the use, handling, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals. Exercise care in handling compressed gases to ensure safe working conditions and to preserve a healthy environment.

  • Perform other related duties of a comparable or lower skill level as assigned such as hydrostatics and helium testing on a wide variety of parts. As required, instruct and check work of one or two other fabricators to provide direction and coaching involving new processes, procedures and other quality related issues. Maintain a clean and orderly work area. Refer only the most unusual or difficult situations to working leader or supervisor.


Required: 1 to 4 years of directly related experience. 2-3 years trade school highly desirable. Prior experience in the Aerospace industry is a plus.

Requires well rounded knowledge of applied mathematics including, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and handbook formulae to read and interpret drawings, specifications and complicated sketches. Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate through manufacturing and quality systems.

Requires ability to operate a variety of fabricating machines and precision measuring instruments.

Must have a thorough knowledge of fabrication practices including characteristics of metals, alloys and non-metals.

The level at which the successful candidate will be employed is dependent on the skills, experience and knowledge they possess.

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other 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/Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee will need to work near moving mechanical parts and in loud working conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, chemicals or airborne particles. The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions).

Ability to hear

Visual acuity, depth perception

Distinguish basic and shaded colors

Bend, kneel, stand, walk, crawl - work in unusual positions

Pulling and pushing

Computer usage

Reach above shoulders

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Location US-FL-Jupiter

Job ID 21319

Zip 33478

Category Manufacturing and Production - Other

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site