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Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: California
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers Jobs
Senior Electrical Engineer

Location : US-CA-Canoga Park
Job ID : 14721
Zip : 91304
Category : Engineering - Electrical/Electronics Engineering


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.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area). As a recognized authority in Electrical Engineering with strong background in space power electronics design, you will develop state of the art power electronics for spacecraft electric propulsion and high power systems. You will also contribute to the ongoing innovation to commercialize, modularize, and reduce mass, cost, and complexity. Great communication skills, technical innovation, depth, breadth, and passion will enable you to work effectively with cross functional (electrical, mechanical, software, system, test) product development teams. You will work on all phases of product development from proposal/concept/simulation/feasibility to design, test, production, and follow on support. You will work with major space contractors participating in space exploration and in commercial space activities.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Work within a multidisciplinary team of mechanical, software, system, project, test, and other engineers to:

30% - Perform detailed circuit analysis, simulation, component stress analysis, and worst case analysis on complex circuits and systems.

30% - Bring up, verify, and debug circuits.

10% - Participate in proposals, feasibility studies, trade studies, and proof of concept work on complex electronics. These tasks may have immediate as well and future project and program impact.

10% - Create schematics and oversee circuit board layout.

10% - Develop and execute test plans.

10% - Develop process improvements to improve effectiveness of the discipline and provide training/mentoring/guidance to other engineers to raise the level of competency of the organization.


Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering and a minimum of 5 years of hands-on power electronics experience; or a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering and a minimum of 3 years of hands-on power electronics experience.

US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. 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.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

* Specific experience in advanced, high power, electronic power conversion and related designs are a must.
* Must be a self-starter with proven record of performance doing design work. Prior experience as a technical lead is desired.
* Must possess strong technical writing and effective presentation skills.
* Previous avionics design hands on experience and knowledge specifically of power supply topologies and magnetics design is strongly preferred.
* Previous experience in a high reliability or highly regulated industry such as medical, or nuclear industries is preferred.
* A demonstrated understanding of DoD/NASA engineering processes, materials, analysis and manufacturing is a plus.
* Experience with Rocket Engines and Space Rated Avionics components and systems are a plus.

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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