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Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Carlstadt, New Jersey


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized Aerospace and Defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to domestic and international markets. We are a leading provider in both the solid and liquid propulsion market areas, as well as the number one provider in the tactical segment area of solid propulsion. From the first space programs to Orion, NASA’s launch vehicle to carry humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond, Aerojet Rocketdyne is the leader in innovation. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

ARDE Inc. in Carlstadt, NJ , is an Aerojet Rocketdyne company that designs and manufactures pressure vessels (tanks) for aerospace applications. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our website at

We are seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer with welding experience for our location in Carlstadt, NJ . The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will lead manufacturing activities for assigned programs to ensure quality and timely manufacture of tanks. Responsibilities include manufacturing process development, tool design, work instruction creation, supplier support, personnel training, process ownership, and management of hardware flow through production.

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. (

Work/Life Balance - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus additional sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual 1 week year-end company shut down.

Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical , Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness programs.

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match.

Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program.

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been recognized as one of America’s most trusted companies -

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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

25% - Design tooling and equipment, prepare requisitions and manage activity to ensure all tooling is available to support production schedules.

20% - Provide technical oversight and troubleshooting of manufacturing operations associated with all aspects of manufacturing of pressure vessels.

15% - Identify requirements for manufacturing of assigned programs.

10% - Review and approval of engineering drawings and specifications.

10% - Develop methods and standards for manufacturing of tanks ensuring compliance with drawings and specifications.

5% - Attend daily production meeting communicating status of planning, tooling and issues associated with assigned projects.

5% - Perform root cause analysis and implement robust corrective action.

5% - Collaborate with Engineering on new product development.

5% - Identify and lead continuous improvement projects utilizing lean methodology and tools including Kaizen, 3P, and VSM.


Bachelor's degree or higher in Weld, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering and at least eight (8) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The preferred candidate would have significant experience in GTAW welding on Inconel or stainless and/or Electron Beam Welding of Aluminum or Titanium. Ability to work in SolidWorks is required. Additional experience in machining, welding, heat treating, pressure testing, chemical processing or precision cleaning is preferred.

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:

  • Must have the ability to lead and persuade others, and deploy new processes by effectively communicating ideas and concepts.

  • Prior experience managing teams in an aerospace manufacturing environment desired.

  • The ideal candidate will have experience with welding and/or machining.

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.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a manufacturing environment, as well as 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. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. 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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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. (

Location US-NJ-Carlstadt

Job ID 19990

Zip 07072

Category Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering