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- Culpeper, Virginia
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Rocket Test Engineer job at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Culpeper VA
Description, duties, responsibilities
OverviewAerojet Rocketdyne (AR) is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space missile defense and strategic systems tactical systems and armaments areas in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about our company and our mission can be obtained by visiting our website at www.Rocket.com.We are currently seeking a Rocket Test Engineer to join our facility located at Culpeper Virginia. Test engineers work with customers program managers and project engineers to define test objectives and identify and select test methods and instrumentation. They then create plans and procedures for safely conducting these tests utilizing existing test facilities and equipment and/or designing new tools or techniques. Test engineers tackle a variety of problems and use a wide range of engineering skills from mechanical and aerospace to electrical and software. Types of tests include static rocket motor firings case proof and burst pressure testing case structural loads testing direct-connect ramjet/scramjet testing aeroheat material testing and dynamic/environmental testing.This position may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)40% - Plan devise and prepare test methods instrumentation and tooling applying extensive testing technical expertise. Interface with Design/Project Engineering to develop/interpret test requirements. Work with Quality and Safety to ensure test methods meet customer and government requirements/regulations. Identify/specify facility configurations to meet test requirements. Design test fixtures or identify existing test tooling to interface with test articles.30% - Conduct oversee and support test operations in accordance with safety and quality policy and procedures maintaining overall technical control of test programs. May include physical/mechanical hardware setup instrumentation calibration and setup electrical/controls setup test article prep control software input preparation etc. May include directing subcontractors in their execution of subcontracted test programs at off-site test facilities.20% - Prepare technical documentation including test procedures safety reviews and test readiness reviews.10% - Manage cost and schedule for test programs. Coordinate cost and schedule planning/estimates.RequirementsRequires a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline along with at least 2 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Related work experience involving pressure and/or mechanical systems is preferred . Strong written and verbal communication skills; strength in teaming and collaboration in a diverse work environment.May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. 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: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.Need help finding the right job?We can recommend jobs specifically for you!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. (...@rocket.com)Location US-VA-CulpeperJob ID 17572Zip 22701Category Quality and Mission Assurance - Test Engineering
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