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Sr. Princ. Scientist

Promontory, UT
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: GEM20180902-43790

OrbitalATK Propulsion Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployable and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in space.OribtalATK has the people, strategy, agility, and products to thrive in a highly dynamic national security and space environment. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, OrbitalATK 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. As an Equal Opportunity

OrbitalATK  is recruiting for a Sr. Princ. Scientist to join our team at the Promontory, Utah facility.

Position Summary and Responsibilities include:

Incumbent will support development, scale-up, manufacture and test activities of propellants and explosives at Promontory facilities. This individual will be expected to interface with management and customers on proposals, program status and technical accomplishments.

Preferred Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemistry (Physical-Organic)
  • Experience working with energetics

Energetic expertise in the following:

  • melt-pour, pressure casting, granulation and pressing
  • polymer chemistry and decomposition reaction mechanisms
  • manufacturing process control and methodologies
  • thermochemical and combustion analysis
  • facility and process design
  • hazards characterization
  • waste disposal and storage

Competencies for Success:

  • Action Oriented
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Peer Relationships
  • Time Management
  • Technical Learning

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education/Experience: PhD and 5 years experience, or M.S. degree and 7 years experience, or B.S. degree and 10 years experience
  •  Must be able to obtain Secret clearance (working with energetics)

Position may be filled at a lower level (Scientist IV)

  • Education/Experience: PhD with 2 years experience, M.S. degree with 5 years experience, or B.S. degree with 7 years experience

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.

OrbitalATK is a Drug Free Employer and requires pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight