Orbital ATK Test Technician in Elk River, Minnesota

Test Technician

Locations:Elk River, MN

Categories: Technicians


Job Description

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Job ID:DVE20180805-45532

Orbital ATKis seeking a Test Technicianfor ourElk River, MNlocation.

Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Orbital ATK (OATK) Armament Systems is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The division specializes in creating low-cost, highly reliable and precise munitions for artillery and mortar systems and is a world leader in developing and producing tactical and training ammunition for medium and large caliber weapon platforms. Armament Systems also creates systems that protect soldiers on the battlefield and reduce collateral damage.

The division is a leading supplier of integrated medium-caliber weapon systems for land, air and sea platforms through its world renowned Bushmaster® line of automatic cannons produced at its Mesa, Arizona facility.

Through its management of America’s largest, privately owned proving grounds, Armament Systems allows OATK and its customers the ability to rapidly test weapons and demilitarize them when necessary.

Position Description:

Perform test operations on energetics and/or munition systems in a team or individual environment.

Typical Duties:

Typical duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Work in a munitions test environment with medium to high complexity systems.

  • Operate/perform many different types of cannon caliber gun systems, environmental testing, and energetic testing.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with Engineers, Production Control, and Test Personnel in a fast moving environment.

  • Follow Detailed Operating Procedures and collect/record data as necessary.

  • Work with Engineers to develop mechanical designs during early stage development programs.

  • Ability and interest for international travel to support customer contracts.

  • Ability to multi-task.


  • 2 year electronics/mechanical degree from a trade school or equivalent preferred

  • 1-3 years experience in electrical/mechanical testing preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • High electrical and/or mechanical aptitude preferred

  • Computer proficient

At Orbital ATK, our strategy is to deliver affordable innovation to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products - and your ideas - into the future. You'll be amazed at what you can do! OATK offers a fast-forward environment for analytical and creative thinkers. Our organization is built on a foundation of outstanding talent and is committed to growing the skills of our workforce. OATK employees experience challenges of national and international significance that can't be overstated. United in pride and shared goals, OATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver innovative solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, OATK 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:3-5 Years