Orbital ATK Careers

Inspector - Second Shift

Elkton, MD

Job Description

Job ID: CRR20181503-44490

Orbital ATK is currently seeking a second shift, Inspector in our Metal Parts Inspection (MPI) department reporting into Mission Assurance area in our Elkton, Maryland facility.

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.

The Orbital ATK Missile Defense and Controls (MD&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton MD&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.

Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Perform mechanical inspection on manufactured/purchased components and assemblies.
  • Visually inspect for defects.  Verify parts or materials meet specifications indicated. 
  • Create inspection reports as needed from drawings or verbal direction.
  • Perform mathematical calculations.
  • Perform first article inspections from the Machine Shop.  Perform in-process inspections, mechanical and electrical, on subassemblies and final assemblies in the production area.
  • Operate Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), using PC-DMIS software, including development and maintenance of programs, set up and execution.
  • Be flexible in work skills and daily tasks assigned.
  • Backfill for MPI Coordinator


  • Be safety oriented and willing to work with explosive components.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience performing mechanical inspections.
  • Strong background in drafting and math (trigonometry, and geometry).
  • Skilled in using standard measuring equipment.
  • Interpret blueprints and be knowledgeable with geometric dimensioning and tolerances.
  • Must be able to interact and assist with Manufacturing and Engineering personnel in regards to part conformance and process capability.
  • Strong computer skills i.e. Office, Quality systems, Inventory etc.
  • Be willing to work overtime as needed
  • Must be detailed oriented.
  • Follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Shift work required.


Requires High School Diploma or equivalent

Job Level for hire will be determined based upon experience level.

Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors across air, sea and land-based systems. We are the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition and medium-caliber gun systems. Orbital ATK Defense Systems also develops advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors, fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion/controls.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products, and your ideas, into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do! We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: ISO 9001:2008, AutoCAD, Quality Assurance, Blueprints, CAD, Specifications, Tolerance specifications, Manufacturing performance measurement tools, Compliance, Operations
Group: Defense