Orbital ATK Careers

Senior Mechanical Test and Integration Engineer

Gilbert, AZ
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: BPG20182203-44593

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.antly seeks new sources of information and provides information necessary to meet customer needs.

This Sr. Mechanical Integration & Test Engineer is responsible for supporting the mechanical spacecraft integration & test activities at OrbitalATK’s Gilbert Az. campus. Ideal candidate shall possess a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering plus four years minimum of related experience in the satellite industry. US Citizenship required. Candidate must possess demonstrated management and leadership skills, including excellent interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication ability. Experience using MES is a plus and will be required for daily activities. Operations are performed in a clean room level manufacturing production environment where I&T Engineers coordinate, monitor, and oversee system-level build and production performed by the technical staff.


-  The candidate should have detailed technical knowledge and some experience in handling space flight components and should have a working knowledge of manufacturing processes applicable to spaceflight hardware or equivalent. The candidate should be proficient at interpreting complex engineering drawings, schematics, diagrams, and specifications. 

- The Candidate should be able to proactively identify issues, escalate to appropriate channels, and offer solutions to moderately challenging problems. Additionally, the candidate should be able to coordinate and/or support the resolution of anomalies and discrepancies (TF’s & NCR’s) and work with teammates (Engineering, QA, Management, Customers) towards prompt resolution.

-The candidate should have past work experience and have the ability to author/oversee technical Work Instructions, component installation processes, and procedures for use in I&T activities and ensures that adequate documentation is generated and released, both for the development teams and the I&T Team.
-Excellent communication skills are necessary in order to coordinate with customers, on-Site resident technical engineers, technical experts, and management personnel for the necessary support required in the execution of daily mechanical integration floor operations and associated critical activities.
- This position may require off hour shift work, weekend work, and extended daily hours to meet production demands. Launch campaign Mechanical I&T leadership, support, and travel will be required.  Also, occasional short term projects with travel may be required.

- Support on time and on-budget product delivery by reducing/eliminating non value operations, support lean principals for process improvements, and support performance metrics regarding quality, efficiency, and process improvements.
- Knowledge of basic 3D Modeling, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, general computer handling, and Tool Control helpful but not required.  ESD, FOD, and 5S management techniques strongly recommended.   TipQA, Windchill, MES, Costpoint, and CREOView preferred.

- Active Security clearance desired.


Required Qualifications:
A BA/BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent exp. is required, with 4+ years’ experience.


Skill 1: Must have excellent knowledge of Mechanical Integration and Test
Skill 2: Excellent Leadership, personal, and good listening skills with strong follow-through ability.

Skill 3: Experience working with and managing production integration teams.
Skill 4: Practical experience with Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, 5S, Continuous Improvement and other Lean methodologies.


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