Orbital ATK Sr. Principle Electronic Technician in Gilbert, Arizona

Sr. Principle Electronic Technician

Locations:Gilbert, AZ

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


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Job ID:WSS20171110-41706

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 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 Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

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.


This Sr. Principle Electronic Technician will be responsible for assisting and testing flight circuit boards, modules, and avionics boxes. The candidate should have the ability to perform a variety of complex technical functions related to the support and development of engineering activities such as test set ups, test operations, circuit testing, and troubleshooting of electronic and electro-mechanical systems. Applications may include analog, digital, power, and logic systems.

Other requirements include:

  • The candidate should have hands-on experience and ability to operate standard test equipment (oscilloscopes, power supplies, electronic loads, DMMs, and function generators) and experience operating thermal chambers and temperature monitoring equipment.

  • Ability and initiative to tackle and understand new technical and engineering designs and work with Design Engineering to develop test procedures and test software.

  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret assembly drawings, electrical schematics, flow diagrams, and the ability to trouble shoot to the component level.

  • Ability to identify issues, escalate to appropriate channels, and implement solutions after engineering review to routine process problems of limited scope.

  • Experience with Labview, Perl, and Lua software and serial communication techniques (RS-232, RS-422, MIL-STD-1553 etc) desired. Candidate must be willing to support 24/7 testing on occasion and work overtime as needed to support production and test requirements.

  • Knowledge of TipQA, Windchill, MES, Microsoft Office, and CREOView preferred.

  • Experience/familiarity with ESD, FOD, and 5S and related operational protocols required.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering or a HS Diploma plus equivalent documented military training. The candidate should have excellent organizational skills, a “can do” attitude, and be a self motivated self starter.

A minimum of 8 years of recent experience as an Electronics Test Technician is required.

Experience with RF and electrical testing of a satellite is required.

Ability to Obtain Clearance

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

Aerospace industry experience working on Flight Hardware and circuit board 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:8-10 Years

Education:High School/GED