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Principal Electrical Engineer- GQM 163A Field Engineer & Lead

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: MH20181904-45228

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 seeking an experienced Principal Electrical Engineer- GQM-163A Field Engineer and Team Leader to join the Launch Vehicle Division at our facility in Chandler, AZ.

An experienced engineer with leadership ability is needed to fill the role of GQM-163A operations Field Team Lead, with additional duty as the field team training coordinator.

Candidate must be able to travel to field sites to support launch operations.  Duties of the Field Team Lead include assigning work flow to support personnel; monitoring progress against plan; adjusting work flow to maintain efficiencies and respond to unforeseen circumstances; and coordinating with program leadership from remote sites. Background in structured work procedures, electrical system troubleshoot, system Integration and Test (I&T), and quality assurance is highly desirable.  Candidate will maintain a structured GQM Field Team training program: define training requirements, identify training resources, and lead training sessions.  

Job Reponsibilities include:

  • Run Field events as Lead: Schedule work flow. Monitor progress. Adjust to range availability and unforeseen issues.
  • Participate in target build-up, ordnance installation, troubleshoot, and electrical test.
  • Coordinate Field activities with Range support personnel, adjusting for scheduling conflicts.
  • Field travel is required, typically at 2-week intervals during Field campaigns and supporting multiple campaigns per year. 
  • Develop and maintain training materials and schedules for GQM Field operations support team.
  • Evaluate team members to establish targeted training, improve depth of capabilities, and broaden cross-training.
  • Evaluate team members to identify candidates for training as additional Field team leads.
  • Must pass ordnance physical for Field Support.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid passport to support international launch operations.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance.
  • A 4-year engineering degree and 7 years of related technical work experience is required, at a minimum. Previous experience performing field engineering work is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with MS Office tools is preferred: Word, Excel, Project, Visio, and PowerPoint.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 7 years or Masters in Engineering & 5 years or PhD & 2 years.

Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering is highly 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.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight