Specialist Engineer, Systems Operability
Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Posted on: August 3, 2022
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 hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at
www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the
Join our team as a Systems Operability & Analysis Specialist
Engineer. This position will be located at our West Palm Beach, FL
What we can offer you:
Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work
together to leave an indelible impacton our nation's aerospace and
defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers - Aerojet
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 -
This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
In this position, the Specialist Engineer will work with Principal
Engineers within the Systems Operability and Analysis department to
conduct the following tasks:
50% - The engineer will support the flight program for RL10 and
evaluate flight data to determine engine health and conformance to
performance requirements. You will verify flight readiness and
create and present readiness reviews and subsequently provide post
flight analysis, instrumentation validity and anomaly resolution.
The analyst will then create and attend post flight data reviews
where they will present engine performance results to an
Engineering Review Board. This work is sometimes performed outside
normal work hours.
30% - Learn, maintain, and improve the software tools (scripts, web
applications, analysis applications) that enable the group to
receive data, store/manage data and perform data reduction of
flight engine operation. A desire to create/use/improve computer
tools and skill in coding is required. Most of the current analyses
There is always room for improvement and if there's a more
efficient way to accomplish the tasks you will be encouraged to
make that happen. This portion of the job can also go beyond
traditional engine data analyses as you learn how to better
integrate information needed from multiple disciplines within the
company. You may also be called upon to help other groups that
depend on integrated data relative to the engine system.
10% - Support of existing liquid rocket engine development and
qualification programs by performing cycle and engine matching
analyses to analyze engine data to develop an understanding of
component level performance and its relationship to overall engine
performance in both steady-state and transient engine operating
modes. The engineer will use test data to validate and update
system simulations as required to enable accurate predictions of
engine operating states. This individual will be guided to develop
the necessary design skills required to analyze and create system
designs and will utilize analysis configuration control principles
to document results and conclusions.
10% - The systems analyst may assist in advanced concept
thermodynamic design of liquid rocket engines to define propulsion
cycles that meet functional vehicle requirements. Duties will
include creating, maintaining and using math models of propulsion
systems which characterize the thermodynamic, aerodynamic, fluid
dynamic and mechanical operation of these systems.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
and 9+ years of experience, or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.
The candidate should have an educational background in heat
transfer, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics
The candidate should have demonstrated skills in writing
engineering analyses in various programming languages such as
FORTRAN, C++, Matlab/Simulink etc.
Good written and oral communication skills are required
Candidate must be self-motivated, maintain attention to detail, and
have good interpersonal skills to work effectively in team
Schedule flexibility to provide test support or flight support
outside of normal office hours is required
10% travel required
May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at
the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. 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.
Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a condition of
employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an
accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be
required prior to starting employment with the Company.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a
standard office setting and to use standard office equipment,
including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to
detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull
up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping,
crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and
a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person
and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or
auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as
safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be
expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful
operation of activities in the organization. Must be able to travel
by air, car or train.
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