Orbital ATK Careers


Elkton, MD

Job Description

Job ID: HLL20183004-45383

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Inspector for our Missile Products team in our Elkton office.

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.

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.

MD&C's product lines include propulsion systems for space applications, ballistic missile defense systems, hypersonic weapons systems and platforms, tactical motor applications, gas generator applications, and specialty applications. Current products include rocket motors and stages for satellite orbit insertion and launch vehicle operations, boosters for missiles and projectiles, solid-propellant divert and attitude control systems, gas generators, ordnance products, liquid propellants, and energetic ingredients.  These products are supported by a wide range of engineering and test capabilities that cover basic environmental assessment to very complex modeling, simulation and flight representative static testing.  They are also supported by a research laboratory that can formulate and produce new propellants and energetic ingredients and a controls laboratory that architects, prototypes and produces motion control systems for rocket nozzles, valves and aero surfaces.


Duties will include inspection of purchased and manufactured parts and materials for conformity to standards, specifications, and processing requirements. Inspection for proper identity and dimensions using such measuring devices as micrometers, gauges, and calipers.  Visual inspections for obvious defects or damage such as corrosion, cracks, dents, scratches, and pits. Verification of specifications using purchase orders, blueprints, drawing or inspection instructions, and checklists. Makes pass/fail decisions on inspected goods.  Inspections may involve compound angles or three-dimensional projections using inspection equipment such as microscopes, micrometers, telescope gauges, and optical comparators. Maintains records of results using computer systems to enter and track data.  Witnesses and inspects mixing of chemicals. This position involves working with explosive components.

The selected candidate must be capable of working independently and will require overtime and weekends at times.


  • 2+ years of experience
  • Skilled at reading blueprints and specifications
  • Skilled at using standard measuring equipment
  • Must be goal oriented, organized, computer literate, and be an effective communicator.
  • Must be able to interact and assist with Manufacturing and Engineering personnel in regards to part conformance and process capability
  • Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and obtain a security clearance
  • Use of portable CMM is a plus
  • Previous NDT certification is a plus
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing with 5S, FOD and tool control is a plus

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.

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.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Operations
Group: Defense