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Aerojet Rocketdyne Inspector 3 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 websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.

We are seeking an Inspector 3 for our Culpeper, VA facility.

Under close supervision, an Inspector 3 utilizes a general application of quality assurance concepts, practices and techniques. Responsible for strict adherence to safety and housekeeping standards. This position requires employees to enter the manufacturing areas. The hours of work will equate to those of the manufacturing areas, and overtime will be expected as directed by the department manager.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

60% - Use calipers, micrometers and other measuring and/or specialized equipment to perform inspections on rocket motors and rocket motor components in accordance with AS 9100/ISO 9001 elements. Performs inspections that are not completely formalized and where there may be no established procedures.

30% - Complete paperwork such as writing IR cards, Discrepancy reports, etc.

10% - Enter shipping data, Discrepancy reports and Oracle entries in the computer on all programs.


Requires a High School diploma (or equivalent) and 3 years experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (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.

Must be able to climb ladders, manipulate gages, qualify for the respirator program, drive motorized vehicles, carry a minimum of 35 pounds and may occasionally be required to lift and/or move materials up to 50 pounds. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must pass a visual acuity test.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience associated with the inspection of chemical processing, soldering, casting, inert/energetic operations, bonding, assembly, and/or component parts.

  • Trade or Vocational School courses in drawing interpretation and basic math.

  • Understanding of the related AS 9100/ISO 9001 elements.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. 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. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. 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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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 16903

Zip 22701

Category Inspection - Other