Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Systems Test Engineer in Orlando, Florida


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

We have an immediate opening for a Systems Test Engineer to join our Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) Coleman Aerospace sector in Cape Canaveral, FL.

AR Coleman Aerospace produces complex single, two, and three stage launch vehicles used to support ballistic missile defense testing.

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What we can offer you:

Based in Central Florida our campus boasts year-round near-perfect weather. We are located 15 minutes south of downtown Orlando, a one hour drive from Cocoa Beach, just 15 minutes away from Disney and 5 minutes away from Universal Studios. With the many thousands of restaurants, dozens of golf courses, and numerous other attractions we are a prime location for your future workplace.

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.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under direct supervision:

25% - Perform integrating, testing and assembling of multi-stage missile systems or comparable aerospace hardware.

25% - Participate in and support system level functional hardware testing.

25% - Operate basic electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, signal generators, etc.

25% - Operate specialized support equipment for system level testing and troubleshooting.


A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Aerospace or equivalent technical degree, and two (2) experience in an appropriate discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have a current ( active within 2 years ) U.S. Security Clearance at the secret level with COMSEC (U.S. Citizenship required). 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.

Required flight duty. Must be able to meet and pass all requirements to obtain an FAA Class III medical certificate (this is a condition of employment) .Must be able to meet USAF Aerospace Physiological standards, satisfactorily complete the associated training, and willing to perform launch duties aboard USAF aircraft.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent mechanical skills and the ability to read complex technical drawings is a must.

  • Must be able to meet USAF Aerospace Physiological standards, satisfactorily complete the associated training, and willing to perform launch duties aboard USAF aircraft.

  • Previous military experience or civilian experience as an FAA Airframe and Power Plant mechanic is highly desirable.

  • Must be willing and able to travel for extended periods both inside and outside of the continental U.S.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD 'Secret' Security Clearance with COMSEC.

  • Must be willing to work with Class 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 ordnance devices and complete the requisite training and certification courses.

  • Must satisfactorily complete safety training courses for working in the vicinity of, handling, testing, and installation of explosive devices.

  • Environmental testing experience and/or instrumentation experience is desirable.

  • Must satisfactorily complete ESD training.

  • Must be capable of obtaining an FAA Class III (or higher) medical certificate.

  • Must have the ability to work independently and within a team environment.

  • Must have strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.

  • Must have solid computer skills and experience using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).

  • Familiarity with or willing to learn USAF policies and procedures for high altitude airdrop missions (HAAMS) and willing to participate in the same.

  • Requires working occasional overtime and weekends, as necessary, to meet critical schedule dates.

  • Position includes working with experienced teams during test, assembly, and launch operations of flight hardware and assisting in the performance of their duties.

  • May be required to develop schedules for test and field operations and contribute to the technical aspects of proposal efforts.

  • Previous experience as an aircrew member and/or a background in aircraft maintenance and flight line operations is desired.

  • Working knowledge of EVMS as related to government contracts and reporting requirements desirable.

  • Working knowledge of Universal Documentation System and other Range Commander's Council documents for flight safety and range tracking is a plus as is a working knowledge of telemetry systems and both line-of-sight and satellite communication systems.

  • Experience with Minuteman SR 19 or other solid propellant rocket motors preferred.

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. 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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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).

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Location US-FL-Orlando

Job ID 21171

Zip 32819

Category Engineering - Other

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site