Orbital ATK Careers

Quality Control Technician

Elk River, MN

Job Description

Job ID: SMG20180401-42949

Orbital ATK’s Armament Systems Division has an excellent opportunity for a Quality Control Technician at our Elk River, MN facility.

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.


  • Inspects purchased parts and materials for conformity to standards, specifications, and processing requirements.
  • Inspects for proper identity and dimensions using such measuring devices as micrometers, gauges, CMM, and calipers. Inspections may involve three-dimensional projections using inspection equipment such as CMM, telescope gauges, and optical comparators.
  • Ensures equipment is calibrated and within specifications
  • Ensures operators are following correct production process details
  • Visually inspects for obvious defects or damage such as corrosion, cracks, dents, scratches, and pits.
  • Verifies specifications using purchase orders, prints, drawing or inspection instructions, and checklists.
  • Makes accept/reject decisions on inspected goods.  Maintains records of results.
  • Train additional inspectors as required.
  • Interface with local DCMA (customer) representative.
  • Participate in internal and external Quality Management System audits.


  • 3-6 years of experience as a dimensional inspector
  • CMM PCDMIS intermediate skills required
  • Open set-up surface plate inspections
  • Experience with Purchase Order, specification and drawing interpretations
  • Print reading and GD&T experience required
  • Basic PC skills including knowledge of MS Office products
  • Experience in a highly regulated environment

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.

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: 3-5 Years
Education: Associates
Expertise: Operations
Group: Defense