Orbital ATK Careers

Senior Mechanical Technician

Gilbert, AZ

Job Description

Job ID: BPG20180103-44202

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Education and Experience

 Senior Mechanical Technician Job Description:

The selected candidate will work as a Senior Mechanical technician on select aspects of the mechanical build and processing of the Iridium NEXT space vehicle program and additional OrbitalATK Spacecraft as assigned. The candidate will acquire necessary skills on-the-job under the tutelage of principal level technicians and engineers. The candidate should be able to support mechanical leads and engineers with the installation of extremely fragile space hardware onto space vehicles and additionally have the ability to proactively identify issues, escalate to appropriate channels, and suggest solutions to engineering for review. The desired candidate should have team building skills, leadership skills, organizational skills, personal skills, and a strong follow-through “can do” attitude. The selected technician will be required to support spacecraft and spacecraft subsystem testing which includes but is not limited to vibration, acoustic, propulsion, thermal vacuum, and thermal cycle testing as assigned. In addition, the selected candidate must be willing and able to work off shifts, weekends, overtime, and travel for launch campaigns.  Occasional short term projects with travel may be required.  Finally, the candidate must possess or be able to acquire a top secret level clearance.


The selected candidate should possess the following skills:

-        A thorough understanding of Clean Room requirements, Hazardous Material Handling, Hazardous Operations protocols, and related operational protocols.

-        The ability to support and maintain work areas up to company ESD, FOD and 5S standards.

-        A thorough Hands-on knowledge and experience with the use of a variety of hand tools and mechanical equipment with the ability to read, interpret, and execute work to mechanical assembly drawings and BOM's.  

-        The ability to demonstrate advanced technical knowledge in manufacturing operations and procedures as it pertains to mechanical assembly.

-        Understanding and ability to perform epoxy bonding and polymeric application as it pertains to space flight hardware.

-        The technical prowess to tackle and understand new technical and engineering designs.

The candidate must be a U.S Citizen and shall possess technical training equivalent to an Associate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of related experience as an Aerospace Mechanical technician working on Space Flight hardware.  Knowledge of Excel, Word, Power point, and Tool Control, are required.  MES, 3D CAD experience, TipQA, Windchill, CREOView, and Spacecraft launch site processing knowledge preferred. Certified Crane Operator and forklift operator desired.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Associates
Expertise: Operations
Group: Space