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10 months ago
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Huntsville
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Analyst Jobs
Senior Thermal Fluids Analysis Engineer

Location : US-AL-Huntsville
Job ID : 13295
Zip : 35806
Category : Engineering - Thermal


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.

Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks experienced Thermal Fluids Analysis Engineers for our Huntsville, AL location. 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.

In this role, you will conduct thermal ablation analysis primarily for solid rocket propulsion systems and components and serve as a senior thermal engineer providing thermal analysis support to develop the analysis techniques and hot fire tests to solid propulsion systems.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

70% - Perform engineering thermal analysis primarily for solid propulsion systems and components using in-house or non-proprietary thermal ablation analysis tools or commercial software tools such as ANSYS or CHAR. Typical responsibilities include the planning and cost estimating for the thermal analysis tasks, coordinate thermal analysis efforts with chief engineer and IPT team members, pre-test predictions and post-test analysis of test data to validate component and system analysis models. Coordinate the implementation of thermal solutions for propulsion applications with the design engineers, structural analysts, and manufacturing engineers in a multi-discipline project team.

20% - Design and support verification tests of propulsion systems and components. Develop test systems and strategies, specify instrumentation and analyze test results. Participate in team meetings, technical reviews; design reviews, peer reviews, problem solving meetings and customer technical interchange meetings.

10% - Produce thermal analysis reports and make presentation of analysis results to both internal and external customers. Provide technical guidance to junior thermal analysts.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering (or related discipline) and at least five (5) years of directly applicable technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional requirements:

* Must have proficiency using thermal analysis tools such as ANSYS or CHAR in thermal ablation analysis, preferably of solid rocket propulsion systems.
* Master's or higher degree strongly preferred.
* Demonstrated experience in team leadership is required.

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/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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