9 months ago
Senior Ballistics Engineer
Location : US-AL-Huntsville
Job ID : 13482
Zip : 35806
Category : Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.
We are bringing about 800 new jobs to Huntsville, Alabama and building a state-of-the art advanced manufacturing facility. Defense-related engineering, program management, and related support positions will be housed at this site, home of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Defense headquarters and Rocket Shop Defense Advanced Programs. This posting may represent one or more specific immediate or near-term openings. Those who express an interest may be considered for current and future positions.
Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks experienced Ballistic Engineers for our Huntsville, AL location. This is an exciting and challenging career opportunity where your expertise in combustion, grain design and performance analysis of solid rocket motor and igniter propellant grains will be utilized!
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
55% - Perform ballistic modeling activities:
* Perform trades for grain design that meet performance requirements.
* Conduct grain design, performance analysis, pretest predictions with established methodologies for motor test firings.
* Conduct post firing data correlations and/or burning rate analysis with established methodologies.
* Analyze ballistic and propellant data for model updates.
* Prepare technical reports and presentations documenting all activities.
35% - Continuous Improvement activities: Update current or proposed ballistic models/methodologies to improve technical fidelity and/or design cycle time.
10% - Design and Manufacturing Support: Prepare inputs for engineering drawings and specifications relating to solid rocket propellant grains. Coordinates design requirements of these grains with manufacturing personnel.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering) and five (5) or more years of engineering experience with solid rocket motor design and/or analysis or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Additional Requirements:
* Demonstrated experience in performing design and/or analysis of solid rocket motor propulsion systems is required.
* Requires proficiency using ballistics models, SPP (or equivalent).
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.
* A Master's or Doctorate degree in a field of engineering that relates to solid rocket motor phenomenology is preferred.
* Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts is desired.
* Experience in software development is a plus.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also 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:
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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional 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.
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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).
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