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Engineer, Test (Instrumentation/Controls Engineer)

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Jupiter
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Overview
Aerojet 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 Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.
We are seeking a Data Recording and Instrumentation Engineering Specialist for our West Palm Beach, FL facility with a focus on high speed data acquisitions systems and structures measurements while working in a test operations environment supporting production and development rocket engine test programs.
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
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. -
Aerojet Rocketdyne has been recognized as one of America's most trusted companies - https://www.newsweek.com/americas-most-trusted-companies-2022
This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Working under general supervision the incumbent will have knowledge of technical standards, theories, concepts and techniques within the discipline and apply the knowledge to simple work assignments to meet specific situations solving technical problems in straightforward situations using experience and judgment.
25% - Responsibilities emphasize real-time plant operational support including extensive facility and integrated systems troubleshooting and immediate design correction analysis.
50% - Provide technician direction and actively participate with rocket engine test systems setups, process verifications, instrumentation and pre-run systems calibrations, data processing and post-test data validity reviews.
25% - Participate in development program budget estimates and provide implementation oversight of facility modification engineering packages using industry standards and specifications. Individual will work closely with multiple engineering organizations to accommodate customer requirements and expectations.
Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace or other engineering discipline and at least 3 years of related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with or around hazardous materials and/or operations is desired.
Qualified candidates must be knowledgeable of engineering principles and should have experience with an emphasis on the following:


  • Hands-on development, integration, operation and troubleshooting of instrumentation, signal conditioning, data acquisition systems, computer networking, and computer operating systems.
  • Sensor circuits including but not limited to pressure, temperature, flow, vibration, proximity and force measurement.
  • Principles of electrical circuits including: mixed-signal processing, filters, ADCs, power supplies, noise, amplifiers and frequency analysis.
  • Thrust Measurement Systems.
  • Cryogenic mass and volumetric flow measurements.
  • Uncertainty analysis and instrumentation calibrations.
  • Instrumentation and acquisition hardware specification and procurement.
  • Principles of stress and strain.
  • Candidate must be proficient with PC based digital data acquisition systems, LabVIEW programming, A/D front end hardware and programming familiarity with C.

    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:
    Working conditions vary from working in an environmentally controlled clean room (Assembly area) to working outside on a test stand. Thework environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount ofwalking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling whenwalking, 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 25 pounds. While performing theduties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiringthe 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 employees may be required to drive between various locationswithin the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standardoffice equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. Thisposition may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Jupiter , Engineer, Test (Instrumentation/Controls Engineer), Engineering , Jupiter, Florida

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