Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Engineering Technician 2 - 1st or 2nd shift in Redmond, Washington


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a leading supplier of chemical and electric propulsion systems for Earth-space and interplanetary spacecraft. Aerojet Rocketdyne systems are on a large majority of U.S. spacecraft and we have on-going programs supporting European and Japanese customers. Our programs span the range from basic research for next-generation systems to on-going production for current missions. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

In our Redmond Washington facility we fabricate, assembly, and test chemical and electric thrusters, as well as small scale propulsion systems. Our electric propulsion systems enable a wide variety of missions from the exploration of our solar system to global communication and the surveillance of severe weather and wild fires.

We are currently seeking experienced Engineering Technicians with knowledge of contamination control techniques and processes. Day & night shift positions available. Ideal candidates will be team-oriented and willing to work other shifts and overtime as needed to meet production schedules.

What we can offer you:

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

  • 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 - Accrue 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. Paid holidays including one-week year-end paid holiday shutdown.Requires the ability and willingness to work other shifts and overtime as necessary.

  • 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.

  • Beautiful Campus – Large campus with forested trail, basketball court, fitness center, covered bicycle parking, and outdoor gazebos.

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)

60% -

  • Strong mechanical assembly understanding

  • Strong understanding of pressure testing (proof pressure, external leak testing with mas-spectrometer and internal leak testing)

  • Strong understanding of electrical testing (DMM, Hipot, oscilloscope, etc..)

  • Handle precision clean parts within a laminar flow environment.

  • Able to test and certify in processes such as in torquing, pressure testing, part marking, electrical testing, etc..

  • Read and interpret product drawings and department procedures.

  • Perform diversified, but semi-repetitive operations following standardized methods and procedures under changing conditions.

  • Perform troubleshooting of mechanical assemblies, company manufactured tooling and pressure testing.

  • Perform electrical fabrication. (Certification to IPC 620 preferred.)

  • Use and operate various computer systems and applicable software (such as retrieving work instructions or manufacturing module in ERP system).

  • Additional duties could include production of parts, metal fabrication, etc.

  • Apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers.

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations

  • Effectively communicate (both written and oral)

10% - Supports a variety of contamination control and/or manufacturing related tasks including assisting with troubleshooting problems, incident reporting, failure investigations, training, report preparation, etc.

20% - Performs complex/precision mechanical assembly and test of valves or other components/products as assigned. Read and interpret product drawings and department procedures.

10% - Other duties as assigned, such as but not limited to support of new production initiatives and schedules.


Requires an Associates Degree plus at least one (1) year of experience or a High School graduate with at least five (5) years of related experience in mechanical environment (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of contamination control processes and techniques, clean rooms, laminar flow environments, FOE/FOD, etc.

  • Familiarity with 6S and lean procedures expected.

  • Proven ability to follow detailed work instructions and procedures needed. Ability to read, interpret and understand written or oral requirements, procedures and specifications to perform assigned tasks.

  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the work team and those contacted in the course of work.

  • Requires the ability and willingness to work other shifts and overtime as necessary.

  • Must be able to be trained and become certified in clean-room monitor within the first 3 months of employment .

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 and Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel items. The employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Pay range for this position:

24.52 - 33.97 per hour

Note about pay range:

Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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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-WA-Redmond

Job ID 21166

Zip 98052

Category Engineering Support - Engineering Technician

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site