Orbital ATK Careers

Manufacturing Technician

Elkton, MD

Job Description

Job ID: PJI20183004-45388

Orbital ATK is currently seeking a Manufacturing Technician for our Elkton, Maryland office.

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.

The Orbital ATK Missile Defense and Controls (MD&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton MD&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Follow the directions of supervision and lead technicians for the fabrication of rocket motors. Works with explosives and chemicals during the processing of propellant and rocket motor components.
  • Candidate must be able to read and follow written manufacturing instructions. Must be able to work closely with non-manufacturing personnel to meet build requirements and schedules.
  • Safe handling of hazardous materials in accordance with OSHA and company policies.
  • Operate production equipment such as mixers, presses, lathes, scales, hoists, forklift, ovens, Gerber, and autoclaves.  Operate various instruments such as dial calipers, micrometers, durometers, height- gage and resistance meters.
  • Support many areas of manufacturing such as - Ordnance, Casting, Insulation, Final Assembly, and Lining when work load requires additional labor.
  • Performs daily standard work and revises work as necessary.
  • Capable of identifying discrepancies in design, planning, or manufacturing non-conformance to hardware or material.
  • Ensures operations are performed within the time allowed for the individual component and contacts management when inspection times cannot be met.
  • Stops operations immediately and reports any safety "near misses" or incidents involving personnel, equipment, etc. Safety
  • Reports any defective equipment to supervision or leads and tags out equipment accordingly.

Requirements for this position include:

  • High School Diploma and 5+ years of experience in manufacturing
  • Hands on manufacturing vs. automation experience
  • Multi-tasked, the ability to work on more than one thing at a time
  • Good reading and math skills.
  • Exposure to Chemistry and vocational training such as soldering, woodworking, metal working, electrical, welding, or mechanical training.
  • Must be able to be certified for respirator use, competent to be trained in forklift and hoist operation.
  • Must be able to work modified shifts, overtime and weekends, if needed, and be flexible to work hours to staff production needs.
  • Blue print reading fundamentals are required or the aptitude to learn blue print reading.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Tools is a plus.

Preferred requirements for this position include:

  • Experience in a manufacturing, assembly or mechanics position is preferred.
  • Defense industry a plus
  • Fluent in process improvement tools/concepts: SQDEC metrics, 5S, Continuous Improvement and have an understanding of customer / supplier relationship is preferred
  • Fluent use of software tools required for the job: Shop Floor Tracker and Time & Entry is preferred
  • FOD and Tool Management skills is preferred

Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors across air, sea and land-based systems. We are the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition and medium-caliber gun systems. Orbital ATK Defense Systems also develops advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors, fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion/controls.

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: None
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Operations
Group: Defense