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Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Engineer, Quality Assurance in Canoga Park, California


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Quality Process Engineer to join our growing team in our Canoga Park, CA office.

In this role you will provide Quality Engineering support to assigned manufacturing processes and processing areas and be responsible to work with manufacturing and inspection functions to ensure process compliance to specification requirements.

Activities include process surveillance, process audits and control checks. The primary process may include joining (welding, brazing), thermal processes (heat treating, machining, chemical processing (cleaning, electrodeposition, surface treatments, etc.), control of the clean rooms and assembly operations.

You should be available to respond to internal customer needs including occasional weekend work.

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 (https://rocket.com/careers)

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.

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been recognized as one of America’s most trusted companies - https://www.newsweek.com/americas-most-trusted-companies-2022

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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

  • Ensure manufacturing process comply with specification requirements. This include conducting area surveillances, process audits, and process control verifications. Provide interpretation of requirements.

  • Train personnel regarding the correct application of systems and equipment. Monitor and maintain operational status of specific equipment and shop aids. Issue and maintain certifications for personnel equipment and special processing areas

  • Conduct hands on testing and evaluations of support equipment, materials and facilities (e.g. electrostatic discharge equipment, certified gas use points, clean room control parameters)

  • Review and approve process command media such as Quality and Process specifications, Processing Procedures and instructions. Prepare concise and accurate procedures, specifications, work authorization documents and related graphic materials.

  • Perform data analysis of quality performance trends, providing support to quality assurance planning for manufacturing assembly and test.Assurequality records are maintained per requirements


Requires a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline and five (5) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a close-knit team environment.

  • Valid driver’s license. Employees who drive on company business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the Company.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of quality principles, and hands-on work experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certification is highly desirable.

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.


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. Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply.

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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).

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. (accommodationrequest@rocket.com)

Location US-CA-Canoga Park

Job ID 20757

Zip 91304

Category Quality & Mission Assurance - Quality Engineering

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site