Orbital ATK Careers

Engineering Technician

Elk River, MN

Job Description

Job ID: GMR20181302-43847

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an Engineering Technician to provide support to our Armament Systems Division team in our Elk River, MN offices.

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 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.

Position Description:

Perform Load, Assemble, Pack (LAP) processes of energetics and/or munition systems in a team or individual environment.

Typical Duties:

Typical duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Work in a non-typical low volume production environment with medium to high complexity components.
  • Operate/perform many different types of equipment, gauges and processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Engineers, Production Control, and Test Personnel in a fast moving environment.
  • Follow Detailed Operating Procedures and collect/record data as necessary.
  • Work with Engineers to develop mechanical designs during early stage development programs.
  • Ability to multi-task.


  • 2 year degree from a trade school or equivalent preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in mechanical assembly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • High mechanical aptitude preferred

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