Orbital ATK Careers

Princ Eng Tech - Temporary

Kennedy Space Center, FL

Job Description

Job ID: SM20171311-42307

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 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.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Principal Engineering Technician to join our Florida Operations team in our Kennedy Space Center, FL offices.
*This is a temporary role*

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Principal Engineering Technician is responsible to work closely with engineering to perform detailed electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and thermal protection systems application, assembly, and check-out operations.   Candidate must be well organized and be expected to status engineers and management, support release of tooling designs, have experience with the Maximo system and other computer based shop assembly instructions.

Job Duties: 

  • Multitask between various engineer inputs and projects while also supporting hands on fit checks and mechanical electro-mechanical assembly.
  • Regular status updates to engineering and leaders

Experience Requirements:  

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 4-6 years of relevant experience in aerospace flight hardware processing or aviation.
  • Ability to travel:  Travel expectation of 10%-20%
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with hands-on mechanical/electro-mechanical assembly and thermal protection material applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Broad understanding of Maximo system and computer based shop assembly instructions.


  • 4-6 years of experience with AA degree in Engineering or certificate as Engineering Technician 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.

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: Temporary
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Associates
Expertise: Operations
Group: Flight