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Machinist 1

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. • Camden, AR
7 days ago


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. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. 


Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Machinist 1 for its Camden, AR location. 


The Machinist operates a CNC lathe to make parts, mechanisms, tools or machines to exacting tolerances and dimensions.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Works under close supervision and following established instructions, the Machinist 1 performs assignments requiring general use and application of concepts, practices, and techniques.


80% - Fabricates piece parts per work instructions, drawings and specifications through the use of required machine tools. Inspects piece parts per work instruction and drawing requirements.  Operates machine tools. Will machine energetic materials remotely. The machinist may need to work weekends and off hour shifts to maintain schedule.


5% - Performs other related duties as assigned.


5% - Uses, adjusts, cleans and stores the tools, machinery and equipment used.


5% - Keeps records and reports of the use of equipment.


5%- May assist in making estimates of the time and materials required to complete an assignment.


Requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) preferred with 0 -1 year of related experience. 

Additional Requirements

  • Requires familiarization of machine tools and equipment, machine shop procedures and practices, principals and properties.
  • Requires knowledge of basic mathematic principles to solve problems.
  • Requires the ability to work in a team environment and relate to all levels of employees.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Machine Tool Technology.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.  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:

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. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.