Orbital ATK Careers

Sr Princ Tech Op Planner

Kennedy Space Center, FL

Job Description

Job ID: SM20181505-45723

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 Sr Principal Tech Op Planner to join our Florida Operations team in our Kennedy Space Center, FL offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Sr Principal Tech Op Planner is responsible for creating planning to perform operations on the NASA SLS Solid Rocket Booster. The successful candidate will take engineering requirements from drawings and specifications as well as legacy processing instructions and create plans in an electronic shop floor system. The plans include all work instructions, tools, equipment, inspection requirements, safety warnings, and training requirements. Candidate will also coordinate with supply chain to ensure parts and materials are available at the time they are needed.

Candidate will be responsible to create changes to process paper real time as needed to support operations.

Level of travel is expected to be minimal (less than 10%).

Interaction with customer representatives will be on a weekly basis.

Shift work may occasionally be required as well as overtime.

Job Duties:    

  • Organize and lead readiness reviews.

  • Create electronic shop floor instructions for flight hardware processing

  •  Evaluate and correct anomalies on flight hardware

  •  Support Operations with real time changes to planning

  •  Work with supply chain and others to ensure operations readiness to support schedules

Experience Requirements:

·        Experience with writing production planning

·        Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of related experience.

Experience Preferred

·        Knowledgeable of SRB hardware processing a plus.


Skills & Qualifications:

·        Broad understanding of Aerospace electrical and Avionics systems.

  • Strong skills in working with teams on government contracts.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.


·        HS degree and 10 years relevant experience

·        Technical certificates or degrees is a plus

Role may be filled at a lower level (Princ. Production Planner)

 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: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Operations
Group: Flight