Orbital ATK Careers

Lab Technician

Rocket Center, WV

Job Description

Job ID: JLL20180904-44952

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.

Orbital ATK designs and manufactures defense and defense related products including rocket motors, warheads, gas generators, ceramic composites for aircraft components and launch tubes, metals and munitions as well as electronics, integration and test of electronic fuzes and sensors. Our manufacturing capabilities encompass motor and warhead loading, static and air-breathing testing, fiber placement, filament winding, hand lay-up, compression molding, high rate machining, flow forming, welding, assembly, and integration and test.


-Support production in a 24/7 manufacturing environment

-Prepare ingredients for manufacturing propellants and explosives of various mix sizes

-Assist in energetic development operations for warheads, munitions, and rocket motors

-Assist in maintaining equipment and contribute to a clean and safe operating area

-Handle explosive materials and liquid explosives on a daily basis (will be required)

-Prepare chemical solutions used in production operations following established procedures

-Document work in notebook or manufacturing record

-Support and participate in various laboratory tasks as required


-Two year college degree or equivalent experience

-Must be able to work with minimum supervision, perform shift work and use standard measuring equipment

-Read and understand manufacturing procedures

-Able and willing to handle explosive materials and explosive liquids on a daily basis

-Ability to receive and follow specific instructions from procedures, engineers, and supervision

-Experience using scientific instrumentation and equipment

-Experience with chemicals and  chemical processes (especially energetic) is beneficial

-US Citizen with the ability to obtain a clearance

-Ability to work independently with little supervision

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: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Production
Group: Defense