Orbital ATK Careers

Assoc Mechanical Engineer

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: SC20180703-44334

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 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.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Assoc Mechanical Engineer to join our Thermal Analysis team in our Chandler, AZ office.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Associate Mechanical Engineer under the guidance of a Lead Engineer will

  • Utilize classical heat transfer methods and software to predict temperatures and design thermal protection of launch vehicle components. 
  • Select and/or modify proven methods, mathematical formulas, previous design and test information, handbook data or other available information related to the assignment. 
  • Daily responsibilities will require thermal analysis of avionics, structures and liquid propellants. 
  • Candidate will be responsible for performing heat transfer analysis of components on the ground and in space. 
  • Candidate must be able to take direction and address issues using skills obtained in the field of Mechanical Engineering, or related thermal sciences, preferably as it relates to missile and space systems.
  • Familiarity with thermodynamics, aerodynamics, compressible flow and fluid mechanics.

Experience Requirements:  

Candidate must have a minimum of 0-2 years of related experience

Experience Preferred:

  • Thermal Desktop and Sinda experience a plus.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required. 

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 Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

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.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 0-1 Year
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight