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Automation Controls Engineer

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Daytona Beach
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. The company offers a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, tactical and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at for more information on Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Aerojet Rocketdyne's Additive Manufacturing Technology Center, in Daytona Beach, FL , is looking for an Automation Engineer that is enthusiastic and excited about Big Data, Industry 4.0 and Metal Additive Manufacturing. We want to harness that excitement and focus it into a laser beam to drive Big Data and Industry 4.0 to new levels. This position will provide you with the opportunity to hone your skills in a high-tech, fast paced facility. You will be working alongside a dedicated team of like-minded individuals that are constantly looking to push Additive technology to its limits.
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 to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday 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 at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
75% - Automation Engineering
Automation Engineering responsibilities include:

  • Introduce new automation systems and technologies to developing production lines to optimize work flows

  • Improve existing systems by integrating new automation capabilities

  • Implement and improve data collection capabilities

  • Design and install systems to integrate with production equipment to monitor KPIs

  • Drive the company to rely on systems to foster a culture of data driven decision making

  • Collaborate with other sites and departments to share knowledge throughout the enterprise

    25% - Manufacturing/Process Engineering
    Manufacturing Engineering responsibilities include:

    • Design automation and fixturing as needed

    • Establish process workflow

    • Identify Outside Service Providers as needed

    • Establish non-standard internal processes such as machining, complex wiring, and finishing


      • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in aerospace, conventional manufacturing or an equivalent combination of experience and education

      • S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Materials or equivalent degree. MS Preferred

      • 3-5 years working within a Controls & Automation Engineering role in manufacturing plants, or similar setting

      • Experience with Manufacturing 4.0 (SCADA, PLC, sensors, JSON, Python) and writing queries (SQL)

      • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to include report writing, requirements derivation, and documentation, as well as design review presentations

      • 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.


        • Familiarity with industrial networking (Ethernet, TCP/IP, Modbus/TCP, OPC, MQTT)Experience with metal additive manufacturing

        • Experience with additive software Materialise Magics, EOS Print, NetFabb

        • Experience with Additive simulation software

        • Data modeling and ML experience

        • Programing experience in Python, C++, Go

        • Working knowledge of Heat Transfer and Thermal Dynamics with a focus on Additive Manufacturing

        • Working knowledge of Laser Welding theory, concepts, and or applications with a focus on Additive Manufacturing

        • Working knowledge of topological optimization modeling

        • Active DoD Secret Clearance

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          Location US-FL-Daytona Beach
          Job ID 21174
          Zip 32114
          Category Engineering - Other
          On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Daytona Beach , Automation Controls Engineer, Engineering , Daytona Beach, Florida

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