Orbital ATK Sr Mechanical / Electronics Technician in Wallops Island, Virginia

Sr Mechanical / Electronics Technician

Locations:Wallops Island, VA

Categories: Technicians


Job Description

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Job ID:JSD20182304-45235

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.

Description: A Senior Mechanical Technician performs mechanical fabrication and assembly of

test hardware and prepares flight hardware for testing. A Senior Mechanical Technician provides

mechanical design expertise, and mentors junior personnel.

Experience assembling experimental circuitry (breadboard) or complete prototype models using engineering instruction, technical manuals, and knowledge of electrical/electronic systems and components and their functions. The Senior Technician shall set up standard test apparatus or conceive test equipment and circuitry, and conduct functional, operational, environmental and life test to evaluate the performance and reliability of prototype or production models. The Senior Electronic Technician shall analyze and interpret test data. The Senior Electronic Technician shall adjust, calibrate, align, and modify test equipment components and record unit performance.

Additional Skills:

Experience with LabView and Instron Machines and experience with calibration of precision instruments used in a lab environment.

Education:A Senior Mechanical Technician must have the equivalent of 2 years of college education from an accredited institution, or have successfully completed an accredited trade school, or have equivalent education and experience.

Experience:The Senior Mechanical Technician shall have 10 years of related aerospace experience. Experience with simple machine shop tools is required.


Travel to support buildup for balloon launch operations (Texas, New Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand and Antarctica) may be required (Antarctica requires significant physical/dental exams).

Travel unlikely but 0-15% estimated.

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