Orbital ATK Careers

Material Planner

Rocket Center, WV

Job Description

Job ID: KPT20181904-45207

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.

Material Planner Responsibilities:

  • Resolve materials issues using standard tools and procedures.
  • Work with a moderate level of direction and guidance.
  • Manage multiple tasks with a mindset of continual improvement.
  • Identify raw material and component requirements for production from engineering and production specifications and schedules.
  • Generate purchase requisitions to support future build needs. 
  • Provide updates to buyers when schedules change or problems arise. 
  • Track material quality and initiate actions to extend or eliminate expiring material.
  • Coordinate material movement between warehouse and production areas.
  • Coordinate with purchasing, production, warehouse, and engineering personnel to ensure appropriate quantities of materials are always on hand.


  • 2+ years work experience, preferably in a manufacturing facility or laboratory environment that includes working with chemicals.
  • 4 Year Degree, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Degree preferred
  • Experience in Microsoft Office tools. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent follow up.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite

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.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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