Orbital ATK Princ Engineering Tech in Promontory, Utah

Princ Engineering Tech

Locations:Promontory, UT

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

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Job ID:MKC20172408-40960

With annual revenues 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 experiencedPrincipal Engineering Technicianto join our Mechanical and Chemical Test Services team at Promontory, UT.

Role description & Responsibilities:

ThePrincipal Engineering Technicianis responsible for performing a wide variety of chemical and physical analyses on various inert and energetic materials to assess acceptability against defined requirements. Testing ranges from traditional mechanical evaluations to advanced analytical chemistry techniques to physical property evaluations. Successful candidate will work with experienced chemists and technicians who operate analytical test equipment including chromatographic and spectroscopic instrumentation, viscometers, titrators, particle size analyzers, mechanical testing instrumentation, and various other instruments and laboratory equipment. A fast paced laboratory environment offers the flexibility to learn new skill sets of interest while developing expertise in specific lab areas.

Job Duties:

  • Perform burn rate, viscosity, and other chemical and physical properties testing on propellants

  • Fabricate specimens and perform testing on inert materials such as rubber, composites, and adhesives

  • Perform limited maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and calibration of instruments and processes

  • Maintain laboratory infrastructure including sample preparation and equipment set-ups and breakdown

  • Maintain neat and accurate records to company standards

  • Work with LIMS, Quality, and inventory databases to track material and test results

  • Candidate will be expected to maintain a high standard of operational discipline to support clean, safe, and efficient operations

Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 6 years of related experience

  • Some experience with use of scientific instrumentation and equipment is required

  • Basic computer and software competencies are required

  • Flexibility to occasionally work swing shift and weekends when required

Experience Preferred:

  • A candidate with 6-10 years with direct experience working in a laboratory environment with chemical or mechanical testing is preferable

  • Experience with handling and disposal of energetic materials

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Strong hands-on work ethic and can-do attitude

  • Demonstrated attention to detail

  • Must be disciplined to follow detailed instructions and comply to procedures


  • Candidate must have an Associate’s Degree or 2 years of college and working towards a Bachelor’s degree

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:5-8 Years