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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion systems and energetics to space and defense customers. Our Los Angeles, California, facility is the company's headquarters for the Space Business Unit and specializes in the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of hardware for large and small liquid engines that support exploration missions as well as the defense of our nation and allies.

The Space Shuttle Main Engine, which successfully powered 135 missions, as well as rocket engines for the Atlas, Delta, Saturn and Thor launch vehicles were all built at the company's San Fernando Valley facility. In all, rocket engines that were built in the LA area have successfully launched more than 370 astronauts into space and powered more than 2,100 missions. Visit our website at www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

We are seeking a Senior Program Management Analyst for our Canoga Park, CA facility (Los Angeles area).

This position is for a Senior Analyst, Program Management in the THAAD & Strategic Systems Program Sector supporting the THAAD DACS Program. This position will report to the THAAD DACS Program Manager. This position will be the primary program representative for the Valve Driver Assembly overseeing production, interfacing with customers, and ensuring effective program execution. The candidate will be responsible for coordination of supporting COE areas and reporting of status to management

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.

Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation annually plus 48 hour annual sick allowance. 9/80 schedule at most locations, providing for longer weekends. Annual year end 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.

Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America's Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.


This current opening may be filled as posted or at one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
70% - Direct day to day activity to ensure effective program execution
  • Lead the VDA team to ensure high product quality in manufacturing and supporting processes
  • Oversee the manufacturing process development for a new avionics supplier, including functional/environmental test procedures and data reporting/analysis, parts and materials traceability verification, inspection plans, and facilitating customer approvals
  • Collaborate with functional leads and management to deploy program strategy
  • Ensure systems in place to effectively execute production

15% - Perform Cost Account Management function for the Valve Driver Assembly
  • Effectively manage and communicate schedule and budget to the team and functional organizations
  • Manage assigned accounts reporting performance monthly
  • Perform variance reviews and implement corrective actions as required to ensure effective earned value control
15% - Support THAAD DACS Program Manager as the Subject Matter Expert of your accounts
  • Support customer requests
  • Act as lead of all customer and program needs for the Valve Driver Assembly
  • Support proposals
  • Other program tasks as assigned
Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline and five (5) or more years related experience in an engineering, product development, manufacturing environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Aerospace or defense development experience strongly preferred.

Position will require up to 25% travel to customers and suppliers to support program objective.

Desired Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge of project management within the framework of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Program Management COE including Project Planning, Project Control (Earned Value), Project Execution, Communication, Procurement, and Quality (PMP certification or Project Management certificate a plus).

Knowledge of project management within the defense acquisition environment with specific knowledge of solid or liquid propulsion systems a plus.

Experience in the MDSS program area a plus.

Demonstrated ability in team building and leadership skills to achieve project objectives.

Demonstrated trustworthiness in accomplishing agreed upon tasks.

Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.

Ability to propose, plan, and then execute a project with limited supervision.

Ability to communicate with teammates, managers, and customers in a courteous and professional manner.

Proficient in the use of all the basic MS Office tools and therefore proficient in computer operating systems, MS Outlook, MS Excel (entering formulas, graphing, developing spreadsheets), MS PowerPoint (presentations, storyboard development, logic diagrams), and MS Word (tables, program plans).

Experience with Integrated Master Schedules using knowledge of MS Project or similar scheduling tool to create project files for large-size projects is a plus.

Experience in aligning MS Project schedules and Control Account Plans a plus.

Familiar with industry and government/military specifications for Avionics, and EEE parts including PWB's. Understanding of J-STD & IPC Experience developing Electronics manufacturing processes and inspection plans. Proficiency in root cause analysis, corrective action determination, and continuous improvement of manufacturing and inspection processes

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.

Work Environment/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.
Pay range for this position:100,000 - 147,333 per year Note about pay range:Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company's excess real estate assets. At Aerojet Rocketdyne, we work on projects that are substantial enough to be challenging, yet focused in objective, so your individual contribution is never lost in the process. We stress a strong ethical workplace, both in relation to the work we do and the sense of fairness that is extended to all employees, regardless of background. We believe that a primary reason for Aerojet Rocketdyne's success is our focus on honesty, safety, respect for others, quality and accountability. These priorities are the framework for everything we do at Aerojet Rocketdyne and allow us to continue to produce the quality products and technologies for which we are known. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne and Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the companies'​ websites at www.rocket.com and at www.aerojetrocketdyne.com.

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