Orbital ATK Careers

CNC Machinist - Second Shift

Elkton, MD
Production/Operations Hourly/Wage

Job Description

Job ID: HLL20170712-42683

Orbital ATK’s Missile Defense and Controls division with an office located in Elkton, Maryland is currently seeking a Machinist for second shift.

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.


  • Set-up and operating CNC and conventional machine shop equipment
  • Specifically lathes and mills to produce parts per drawing and/or written technical specifications
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and willing to work with explosives.


  • High school diploma or equivalent education. AA degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a machine shop.
  • Must have the ability to interpret blueprints, sketches, GD & T, and other engineering specifications.
  • Must have working knowledge of shop floor mathematics and measuring tools/equipment.
  • Ability to set-up and programming of CNC lathes and mills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Candidate must have a willingness to learn and possess a positive team working attitude.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Explosive training preferred.
  • This position will be filled on 2nd shift.
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to work safely and concern for the safety of others.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to program and set-up Mazak machines
  • Experience with Proto-Trak lathes and mills.
  • Experience with EDM equipment

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: None
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Machining Operations, CNC, Operations
Group: Defense