Associate Engineer, CAD Design

Aerojet Rocketdyne Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago


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 website at

Aerojet Rocketdyne is looking for an Associate Engineer

  • CAD Design for our Huntsville, AL location.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture

  • Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne

Rest and Relaxation

  • 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.

Comprehensive Health Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness

Prepare for the Future

  • 401(k) with company match

Professional Development

  • Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program

Employee Resource Groups

  • Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under direct supervision and following specific, detailed instructions, the Associate Engineer will perform mechanical design support assignments requiring application of principles, theories and concepts to develop propulsion hardware for spacecraft and missile programs.

50% - Create, check and maintain design disclosure documentation for engineering designs. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation of design layouts and/or preliminary conceptual design layouts. Interpret engineering models and drawings and perform tolerance studies. Candidate will participate in trade studies and preliminary design using 3D CAD models.

20% - Perform or coordinate thermal and structural analysis for predicting component and system level performance in the design of the products. Interacts with manufacturing to assure hardware is producible.

20% - Prepare engineering product definition with associated geometric dimensioning and tolerancing in accordance with ASME Y14.5 standards. Actively participate in team meetings to assure design content for new or modified engineering designs. Prepares CAD files for team approval and monitors design release.

10% - Prepare presentations for internal and external customers. Responsible for preparing engineering reports to support tolerance studies, engineering analyses, or failure investigations, including technical close-out reports.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or an appropriate discipline (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. citizenship. 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.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is needed.

  • Strong mechanical engineering background and engineering aptitude expected.

  • General understanding of manufacturing processes (welding, brazing, machining, heat treating) is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of CREO or NX CAD geometry-based modeling or similar design tool is desired.

  • Experience in the design and development of mechanical systems and working knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 is desired.

  • General component and system level knowledge of rocket propulsion hardware is desirable.

Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be 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.

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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