Orbital ATK Careers

Mechanical Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: TGS20183101-43542

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.

Job Summary

Under direction of a senior member of the Mechanical Analysis team the candidate will perform design analysis and test of one or more of the OATK spacecraft systems of subsystems. Work supporting preliminary or advanced design concepts developed by senior staff and product leads. The ideal candidate will perform static and dynamic structure analyses, review requirements for materials, structure systems & subsystems. Select appropriate technical information and data from applicable products, determine the technical principles involved, identify the design path forward and compute the design margins consistent with the specifications, design needs and requirements of the space application. Release results as technical documents after review by the senior members of the team.  Develop innovative solutions and elaborate on design concepts. Evaluate completed design with supervisor and other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve the most ideal design. Develop and coordinate the test programs required to evaluate design work.


A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or higher education in Engineering, Math, Physics or Computer Science.

Ability to perform structural engineering tasks associated with analysis, design, and testing of structures. Experience with Mechanical Analysis and tools such as NX FEMAP/NASTRAN, or equivalent spacecraft structure analysis tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in stress analysis, structure dynamics and testing.

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: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space