Orbital ATK Careers

Sr. Princ Manufacturing Engineer

Plymouth, MN
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: MRF20181004-45005

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.

Job Summary

Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors. Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment. Performs material flow analysis, cycle time analysis, and value stream mapping. Develops facility layouts and Manufacturing Plans.

Job Responsibilities

  • This position reports to the Engineering Manager, Electrical Production Engineering and is responsible for providing manufacturing engineering support to Precision Weapons, Guided projectiles, Ammunition and Fuzing segments. 
  • Develops      manufacturing processes and documentation that insures hardware and test      articles meet engineering and configuration requirements.       Ensures manufacturing processes are thoroughly      evaluated, are effective and have addressed all risks.
  • Coordinates builds of electro-mechanical      assemblies to support programs that are in engineering and manufacturing      development as well as production.
  • Contributes to completion of      specific program and project milestones.
  • Resolves      complex manufacturing process issues. Improves manufacturing efficiency by      analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Participates in design for manufacturability efforts from engineering      development through  new production introduction
  • Evaluates      and dispositions discrepant hardware.       Leads      failure investigations, root cause determination, and corrective action implementation using multiple tools; 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, 5D,      etc. Implements corrective actions. Evaluates corrective actions for effectiveness.
  • Communicates      manufacturing plans and processes to internal and external customers      through Manufacturing Readiness reviews.
  • Designs and procures specialized tooling and fixtures. Evaluates high      dollar equipment and tooling for annual capital expenditure review.
  • Conceptualize and implement      continuous improvement projects internally and with suppliers.
  • Prepares and delivers technical presentations to manufacturing      leadership for review and approval.
  • Educates/trains      operators on new and existing processes. Trains/mentors lower level      manufacturing engineers.
  • Implement and manage strong      manufacturing engineering principals to ensure robust manufacturing      process and high product quality.       Examples are SPC, P-FMEA, Mistake Proofing, gage R&R, equipment      and gage qualifications, Design for assembly, and First Article      Inspections.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 10 years or Masters in Engineering & 7 years or PhD in Engineering & 5 years.

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: Defense