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Aerojet Rocketdyne Manager, Manufacturing Engineering in Culpeper, Virginia


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

Aerojet Rocketdyne is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineering Manager for our facility in Culpeper, VA .

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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The successful individual will be responsible for technical and administrative leadership of the Manufacturing Engineering group within Operations. This manager provides manufacturing engineering process direction and leadership to manufacturing engineers supporting both production and new product components. This will include both inert and energetic processing areas.

35% - Provides manufacturing engineering process direction and leadership to manufacturing engineers supporting production and new product components.

35% - Provides coaching and mentoring for career development and advancement of team members.

15% - Works closely with program management, process areas and product work centers to provide timely and qualified technical support to customer needs and requirements.

10% - Development, communication and execution of assigned strategies and metrics.

5% - Develops and manages team overhead budget.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related science discipline and at least 9 years of related technical experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

U.S. Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership, problem solving and written/verbal communication skills are required.

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 10% of the time.

  • Must have the ability to analyze, evaluate and develop solutions to a variety of situations (technical, organizational, etc.).

  • Experience with MS Office products is required.

  • Must be a motivated team player.

  • Candidates should possess the skills to coach/mentor individuals to work effectively in a government and commercial facility environment under time and budget constraints.

  • Must consistently meets his/her commitments.

  • Ability to motivate and inspire change.

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 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.

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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 at

Location US-VA-Culpeper

Job ID 16390

Zip 22701