LIFT your career past the boundaries of possibility at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Legacy | Innovation | Fulfillment | Teamwork
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. From the Apollo missions to exploring Pluto, we have a long history of accomplishments. We are seeking experienced Combustion & CFD Engineers primarily to support solid rocket propulsion assignments at our facility in Huntsville, Alabama.
Perform combustion and fluid dynamics analysis for solid and liquid propulsion systems using 1D, 2D, and 3D analytical tools, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with software such as Fluent. Conduct pre-test performance predictions and post-test analysis of engine test data, and refine the analyses to better match test data through physics-based critical thinking. Be a key part of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s team by leading CFD analysis support on projects to develop solid rocket motors, liquid rocket engines, and high speed air-breathing propulsion systems.
Participate in design and verification tests of both solid and liquid propulsion systems and components. Develop strategies to verify and validate analysis results. Participate in team meetings, technical reviews, design reviews, peer reviews and problem solving meetings.
Produce briefings for peer and management reviews, and present to internal and external customers. Using best practices, document all work and prepare formal reports.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aero or other related discipline and at least five (5) years of propulsion experience, preferably with solid rocket motors (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
Experience with advanced aerothermodynamics, compressible flow, and combustion analysis of solid rocket motors.
Experience using ANSYS Fluent or Loci framework CFD tools.
An advanced degree is preferred.
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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 13405
About Aerojet Rocketdyne (Huntsville, AL)
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments, but here are just a few:•Our monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA’s Mars Science Lab to a successful landing on August 5, 2012. The much anticipated landing delivered the rover Curiosity to the Martian surface.•Aerojet Rocketdyne provided solid rocket boosters and other propulsion for the Juno spacecraft. Juno will arrive at Jupiter in 2016.•Every Delta IV mission to date has used Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion to help launch a variety of satellites for military and commercial customers.In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings ...in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.