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Assembler 1 (Night Shift)

at Aerojet Rocketdyne

Posted: 3/22/2020
Job Reference #: 16387

Job Description

Job ID
Manufacturing and Production - Other


At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space! We develop and manufacture rocket engines in Redmond, Washington that are used on satellites, space probes and other spacecraft.

We are currently seeking an entry-level Assembler with the ability to perform precision mechanical assembly, as well as other assembly-related duties. This will be a night shift position that works Mondays through Thursdays. Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work other shifts and overtime as needed to meet production schedules.

Note: Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

100% - Perform a wide variety of assigned manufacturing tasks to produce high quality products. Assembly will be on piece parts into completed sub-assembly using typical assembly tools, but could also include final assemblies, quality testing, re-work, etc.

  • Mechanical assembly and test of valves or other components/products as assigned. Small mechanical precision assembly.
  • Handle precision clean parts within a laminar flow environment.
  • Read and interpret product drawings and department procedures.
  • Perform diversified, but semi-repetitive operations following standardized methods and procedures under changing conditions.
  • Coordinate with maintenance, supervision and/or engineers in the set-up and calibration of equipment.
  • Perform troubleshooting of mechanical assemblies, company manufactured tooling and pressure testing.
  • Perform electrical fabrication. (Certification to IPC 620 preferred.)
  • Use and operate various computer systems and applicable software (such as retrieving work instructions or manufacturing module in ERP system).
  • Additional duties could include production of parts, metal fabrication, etc.
  • Provide assistance in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process, collect data, or assist in research work.
  • Repair or make recommendations to solve equipment issues.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers.
  • With the guidance from supervision/lead personnel, make precise adjustments in moving the controls of the machine/equipment to exact position such as offsets and axis movement.
  • Perform mathematical calculations accurately and quickly.
  • Effectively present information to supervision/lead person, maintenance, engineering or other employees of the organization.
  • Work with management, supervision or lead personnel to prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
  • Provide rapid support while following proper housekeeping and safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requires a high school diploma (or equivalence) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Proven self-starter with the ability to follow detailed work instructions and procedures needed.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand written or oral requirements, procedures and specifications to perform assigned tasks.
  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the work team and those contacted in the course of work.
  • Requires the ability and willingness to work other shifts and overtime as necessary.
  • Must be able to be trained and become certified in cleanroom access within the first 3 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of mechanical assembly and test of valves.
  • Understanding of electrical test equipment (DMM, oscilloscope, etc.) required. Knowledge of strippers, crimpers and installing solder splices preferred.
  • Familiarity with 5S and lean procedures.
  • Oracle and Delmia experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of vacuum chambers, Laminar Flow environments and/or FOE/FOD a plus.
  • Certification to IPC 620 preferred.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel items. The employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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