• Engineer, Structures & Dynamics

    Aerojet Rocketdyne Jupiter, FL 33458

    Job #2266073780

  • 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 website at ~~~.

    We are seeking an Engineer / Senior Structures & Dynamics Analyst to join our team in our West Palm Beach, FL facility. This position requires the selected candidate to have excellent structural dynamic analysis skills that will be applied to the design, development and testing of flight propulsion products. The individual will join a senior staff engaged in development and production activities related to new and existing propulsion technologies. In this role, you will perform structural dynamics analysis and test support activities as part of a team to provide design guidance and verify product designs meet structural and performance requirements.

    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.

    Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America's Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.


    This position may be filled at the Level 2 or Level 3.

    • Level 2 - Engineer, 2-5 yrs of experience

    • Level 3 - Senior, 5-9 yrs of experience

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under limited general direction and exercising considerable latitude in determining methods and approaches, the Senior Engineer performs structural dynamic analysis as part of a team to provide design guidance and verify product designs to meet structural, thermal and performance requirements.

    60% - Perform structural dynamic analyses utilizing classic hand calculation methods and finite element models. Conduct static and dynamic structural analyses. Provide support to structural dynamics production engine testing, full engine qualification testing, and bench qualification testing activities (vibration, shock, acoustic etc.) and assess measured data against requirements. Support flight data analysis activities. Analyze dynamic response data from engine tests to define dynamic environments and for structural health monitoring. Define instrumentation requirements for testing. Correlate analysis models and test results. Provide assessment of the products ability to satisfy internal structural requirements as well as those flowed by the customer.

    20% - Report status and results of analysis tasks at design and program reviews.

    20% - Prepare technical reports documenting all analysis activities.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline and two (2) years of directly related dynamic analysis experience (or an equivalent combination of experience and education). An ideal candidate would have 5+ years of directly related dynamic analysis experience demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility and significant structural dynamics finite element analysis and vibration test support experience. Master's degree a plus. Solid academic track record expected. Coursework and experience in performing static and dynamic structural analyses supporting design, development and production qualification desired.

    Experience using finite element analysis tools such as Ansys & Nastran required. Familiarity analyzing dynamic data and supporting system and component testing preferred. Ability to mentor younger engineers and support definition and documentation of processes and approaches preferred. Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.

    May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. 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 and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal 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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    Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

    Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (~~~)

    Location US-FL-Jupiter

    Job ID 20166

    Zip 33478

    Category Engineering - Structural

    On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site