Orbital ATK Careers

Mechanical Engineer-Dynamics

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: KF20180205-45455

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 is currently recruiting for an entry level engineer to join our Dynamics Engineering Organization in our Chandler, AZ facility.

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of a lead engineer, the candidate will develop dynamic models of launch vehicles, verify model quality, and determine static and dynamic launch vehicle loads.  Candidate must be able to understand the scope of a task, perform analysis utilizing appropriate classical and computer aided techniques, and prepare results for presentation orally and in writing. 

Education and Experience:

Position requires a BS in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering with a minimum of two years related work experience or a MS in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering with some related work experience preferred. 

Job Requirements:

  • Background in vibration theory, dynamics, statistics, and finite element method
  • Working knowledge of MATLAB
  • Ability to apply fundamental analytical techniques and prepare written analyses
  • Position requires an active security clearance which generally requires U.S. citizenship


Preferences for the job include:

  • Prior experience with coupled loads and modal analysis  
  • Prior or current clearance
  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering


This position can be filled at a lower level requiring a BS in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering with some related work experience preferred.


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: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight