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Associate Analyst, Program Pricing –Material Estimator

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. • Canoga Park, CA
11 days ago


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 Associate Analyst, Program Pricing at our Space Headquarters in Canoga Park, CA.


This position will work with Aerojet Rocketdyne Program Management, Supply Chain, Operations and Contracts to produce accurate, responsive, compliant, on-time cost proposals reporting to the Manager, Estimating and Pricing.


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.


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


Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The Program Pricing Analyst contributes in costing the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the Pricing and Estimating organization in support of Aerojet Proposals and in compliance with estimating standards and Aerojet procedures. Assists with estimating and costing development and production type BOM’s or may be individually responsible for BOMs of lower degrees of complexity and risk including utilizing appropriate methodology and rationale.


The successful individual will work under general suppervision of the more senior estimating team members to determine approach to objectives, developing an understanding of and application of basic principles, concepts and practices of material estimating. May provide guidance to less senior estimators on the mechanics of work tasks and strategy.


85% - Material Estimators generally perform the following in support of proposals:

  • Read and understand RFP requirements and ground rules/assumptions used in proposals.
  • Work with Engineering, Supply Chain and Manufacturing to obtain the latest BOM to initiate the estimating process.
  • Work with Program Management and Integrated Product Teams to determine proposal specific BOM requirements including tooling, test units, spares or any materials not identified on the latest BOM.
  • Work with functional areas to identify excess material attrition/scrap factors.
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain Material Planners current inventory, material transfers and historical part pricing.
  • Identify current quote requirements in order to achieve 80% or more of the Proposal BOM (PBOM) if required.
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain Material Program Managers the supplier quote process.
  • Evaluate incoming cost estimates, quotes and other relevant data for accuracy and completeness, populate the PBOM and incorporate escalation and quantity factors.
  • Produce PBOM Addendums and other schedules.
  • Focal for all material estimates, cost substantiation, PBOM development, and audit files.
  • Responsible to ensure compliance with FAR/TINA requirements on proposal substantiation, basis of estimates, fact-finding, and negotiation.
  • Maintain auditable files for proposals and cooperates with Government audits.
  • Ensure disclosure of cost and pricing data and compliance with TINA.
  • Provide fact-finding and negotiations support.

15% – Maintain estimating system and procedures:

  • Collect, analyze and store data for estimating and analysis.
  • Keep current with federal acquisition regulations (FAR) and customer requirements.
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and monitoring estimating data and standards, procedures and processes.
  • Conceive plans and execute process improvement projects involving the development of new approaches and methods to attain objectives.
  • May provide input to department objectives and long-range goals.
  • Keep current with programs, customers and Aerojet Rocketdyne program team.
  • Participate in systems and procedures audits.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance, business management or manufacturing operations discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Understanding of applicable federal acquisition regulations plus a strong knowledge of current (TINA) disclosure requirements.
  • Knowledge of algebraic and statistical mathematics, an analytical aptitude, strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with estimating and pricing procedures, audit methods.
  • Manufacturing, material planning, finance or supply chain background – or some knowledge of the processes.
  • Basic understanding of Blue Prints / Drawings, Part lists, Manufacturing and Engineering Drawings/BOMs.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with aerospace rocket motor program materials and manufacturing processes is a plus.
  • May require occasional travel and ability to work occasional extended hours when proposal schedules necessitate.

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. 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.


Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is 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 standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal 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.