Orbital ATK Careers

Tooling & Support Equipment Engineer

Kennedy Space Center, FL
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: GEM20172711-42499

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 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.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Tooling & Support Equipment Engineer (Sr. Manufacturing Engineer) to join our Engineering and Test Operations team in our Kennedy Space Center (KSC, FL) offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

As a Tooling & Support Equipment Engineer you will be responsible to develop concepts, create designs, administer fabrication, determine inspection requirements, and manage ongoing maintenance activities for tooling and support equipment at the KSC launch site for the Space Launch System program.

Job Duties:

  • Manage and maintain existing tooling and support equipment; mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, corrosion prevention, welding, and pressure systems
  • Evaluate, analyze and disposition tool discrepancies
  • Work with internal customers to develop concepts for needed support equipment
  • Develop tooling concepts to improve manufacturing processes
  • Collaborate with Tool Designers to create and issue final design package
  • Perform analysis to assure tools and equipment design meet Orbital ATK design standards for in-house tooling and NASA standards for support equipment shared (rotational) with NASA
  • Develop test and inspection plans to verify tools and equipment meet design
  • Oversee tool and equipment fabrication process (internal or vendor)
  • Support Operations and Manufacturing Engineering in the use of all tooling and support equipment
  • Work alongside the manufacturing team to ensure overall program quality, delivery and cost objectives are achieved

Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of Mechanical design experience.
  • Candidate must have a NX modeling experience
  • Experience with closed form and FW analysis practices; Prefer NX and ANSYS systems
  • Experience with TeamCenter Unified Architecture (TCUA)

Experience Preferred:

  • Knowledge of welding, machining and fabrication
  • Electrical Engineering a strong plus
  • Experience with closed form and FW analysis practices; Prefer NX and ANSYS systems
  • Experience with TeamCenter Unified Architecture (TCUA)
  • Strong understanding and experience using MAXIMO software

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required.
  • BS/MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required with 4 years experience, or MS degree with 2 years experience, or PhD.
  • This position can be filled at the lower level

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. 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.

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Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

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