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Associate Engineer, Materials and Processes

Aerojet Rocketdyne

This is a Contract position in Fresno, CA posted January 9, 2022.

Overview: Aerojet Rocketdyne 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 an Associate Materials & Processes Engineer to join our team in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA.

This is an entry level position for a recent college graduate.This position will work in the Metallurgy and Material testing lab and will be responsible for providing materials-related/Process
– related and material acceptance testing support to product teams, processing development and manufacturing process development support, as well as interface with suppliers and customers to resolve technical problems relating to material testing.

This req can be filled at this level or one higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each): Working under direct supervision and following specific, detailed instructions or established procedures, this position does the following:75%
– Directly supporting testing, such asmaterial preparation and testing, testing using an Instron and other material testing equipment, metallurgical lab sample cutting, mounting, polishing and evaluation.10%
– Test planning and coordination.15%
– Engineering support Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in a field such as Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Metallurgy or equivalent Chemical/Physical science or an equivalent combination of education and experience re required.

A GPA of 3.2 plus is required.

Strong communication, technical presentation, teamwork, and Microsoft Office skills are required.Specific classwork in sample preparation and Tensile testing is very desirable.

Familiarity with materials specifications and working knowledge of ASTM test procedures Hands on experience in Metallurgical lab sample preparation equipment is a plus.

Must possess excellent hands-on skills.Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is 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.Requires U.S.

Citizenship, U.S.

Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S.


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: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.

While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels.

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.

Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company