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Intern - Engineering/Power Systems (Summer)
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Aerojet | Redmond, WA
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Job Description


Hall Current and Arcjet Thruster propulsion systems are key components of Geo-synchronous Earth Orbit satellites used by our military and commercial satellite service providers. Hall Thruster Propulsion Systems propel interplanetary spacecraft to and from their distant destinations. Aerojet is the premier supplier of these enabling propulsion systems. A key component of these systems is the Power Processing Unit (PPU) which converts spacecraft power from solar arrays to propulsion energy used by the Electric Propulsion thrusters. This intern will work in the Electronics Engineering group and will support our engineering team in the successful planning, design, development and qualification of power electronics used for electric propulsion on-board spacecraft.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each):

Under direct supervision, the Intern will have responsibilities in the area of engineering support of electronics development for electric propulsion programs, including:

20% - Component, sub-system, and/or system level hardware development test planning, test conducting, and data analysis.

20% - Electrical circuit design and construction for hardware testing. Hardware fabrication support, including nonconformance resolution.

20% - Coordination of activities with other internal organizations such as engineering, manufacturing, quality, and test.

20% - Perform engineering circuit analysis as required in support of program tasks.

20% - Presentation of results at internal and external meetings.


Students must be actively pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering. Coursework and knowledge in the following areas are required: EE fundamentals, circuit analysis, semiconductor fundamentals, and analog power circuits. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and familiar with Matlab and/or SPICE software. An undergraduate concentration in power conversion is desired. Experience with development hardware, mechanical assembly and/or test preferred. Must have ability/experience working in a team environment and excellent written and verbal skills. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Working Conditions: Office and Electronics Lab environment.

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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).

Aerojet is an EEO Employer, M/F/V/D

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the

interview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department at Accommodation Request.

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About Aerojet

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion and armaments markets. GenCorp 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.