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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. From the Apollo missions to exploring Pluto, we have a long history of accomplishments.
We are seeking a Chief Engineer for our in-space bipropellant product line in Redmond, Washington. In this role, you will provide technical management for the assigned products including line engineering resources, ensuring the thoroughness, adequacy, and urgency of technical decisions and anomaly investigations. Typical duties:
Lead and/or support technical activities across multiple programs required to design, assemble and test in-space bipropellant rocket engines to meet customer requirements and verify their suitability for the intended use.
Provide broad-based engineering leadership to achieve program objectives while ensuring technical excellence, product performance, and customer confidence. Assure compliance to company policy and procedures (including standard work) within all program technical support activities.
Maintain technical excellence and consistency in planning (Design Development Plans), execution (Technical Decision Making, Design Reviews), and product ownership.
Lead failure investigations/root cause analysis activities as required.
Provide feedback and interaction to show our customers that Aerojet Rocketdyne is the best value supplier for their bipropellant thruster needs.
Work with business development and programs to develop and execute the product line technology roadmap.
Support product line affordability in cooperation with program management and business development.
Maintain a visible, respected presence in the propulsion technical community and serve as an internal and external technical expert on in-space bipropellant propulsion.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline and at least 9 years of related experience with propulsion systems and technologies. Advanced degree and development/production experience with bipropellant rocket engines highly desired.
A general knowledge of related disciplines such as material science, thermal and structural analysis, reliability and maintainability, systems engineering, spacecraft integration, and mission planning is also desirable. Applicant must have a good understanding and demonstrated practice of root cause and corrective action methodologies. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as high quality written and oral communication skills. This position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Travel is required, as needed, within the United States to customers and suppliers.
US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recogniz...ed for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments, but here are just a few:•Our monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA’s Mars Science Lab to a successful landing on August 5, 2012. The much anticipated landing delivered the rover Curiosity to the Martian surface.•Aerojet Rocketdyne provided solid rocket boosters and other propulsion for the Juno spacecraft. Juno will arrive at Jupiter in 2016.•Every Delta IV mission to date has used Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion to help launch a variety of satellites for military and commercial customers.In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.