Orbital ATK Sr Mechanical Tech in Wallops Island, Virginia

Sr Mechanical Tech

Locations:Wallops Island, VA

Categories: Technicians


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Job ID:JSD20180805-45553

Must be able to obtain an active secret security clearance

With annual revenues in 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.

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 currently seeking an experiencedSr Mechanical Technicianto join our team at our facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the local vicinity of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support design, development, construction, or evaluation of hardware relevant to sub-orbital vehicles

  • Support integration tests for sub-orbital vehicles

  • Fabricate and test high pressure hardware and electro-mechanical components relevant to the sub-orbital vehicle. Fabricate or modify mechanical parts including prototype hardware, brackets, payload skins, and GSE

  • Conduct tests on subcontractor supplied hardware as well as routine testing of new inventory components

  • Set up and operate equipment for integration tests and to support launches

  • Fit and assemble parts into complete assemblies using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools.

  • Fabricate and test mechanical components and subsystems

  • Resolve hardware compliance problems and coordinate work to assist with system integration of both the technical ground hardware and the flight hardware.

  • Responsibility of performing inspection, assembly, testing, and checkout, shipping of various rocket motors, igniters, and electro-explosive devices according to written procedures.

  • Responsible for inspection, acceptance, assembly, testing, and checkout of all vehicle inert hardware such as fins, tail cans, interstages, launch lugs, adapters, electro-mechanical devices, etc.

  • Perform non-routine assignments required to support a complete mission project involving the transporting, assembly, checkout, and launch of various rocket vehicle systems.

  • Perform flight preparation and checkout of all launch vehicle hardware and systems to meet flight readiness.

  • Perform safe launch vehicle and pad operations prior to and during countdowns under the direction of the launch pad supervisor.

  • Use approved documentation and safety principles while performing hazardous related duties at launch sites

  • Transport rocket motors and explosives over roads and highways

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

Specific Requirements/Licensing

  • Mechanical and metalworking knowledge including the ability to drill and tap holes, minor sheet metal work, and/or light machining

  • Must be familiar with hydraulic and or pneumatic systems

  • Capable of understanding technical written documents, prints, schematics, and procedures

  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of all basic machine shop equipment and accessories to produce mechanical components.

  • Knowledge and practical application required to perform inspection, assembly, testing, checkout, and flight preparation of rocket motors, stages, launch vehicles, rocket launchers, and other related flight hardware and GSE

  • Apply safe launch vehicle and pad operations prior to and during count down. Ability to interface effectively with engineers

Training and Certifications in the following may be required:

  • Crane Operator Certification per applicable standard

  • Dye Penetrant Testing (Orbital ATK Training)

  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control per GPR 8730.6A

  • Forklift Operator Certification per GPR 8719.1B

  • General Safety Awareness, IT Security, Environmental Compliance, and Personnel Safety and Health

  • Hazardous Materials Handlers (see Safety and Health Plan)

  • High Pressure Operations per applicable standard

  • Mate / Demate per applicable standard

  • Ordnance / Pyrotechnics Certification per applicable standard

Minimum Education Required

  • Associate Degree in Mechanical Technology, or equivalent military/trade school training and required experience. Education or experience in general electronics.

Minimum Experience Required

  • 4 years of general experience with 2 years as a mechanical technician, or a total of 6 years of general mechanical experience

Additional Desired/Preferred Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Journeyman’s certification

  • Operate conventional and special purpose machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts. Fits and assembles machined parts into complete units

  • Utilize prints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to produce aerospace quality hardware

  • Perform all machine operations to produce quality hardware with aerospace quality standards and specifications

  • Verify dimensions and alignment of assembly, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks

  • Exercise independence of technical support and utilize experience in making judgments

  • Coordinate and expedite flow of material, parts, and assemblies in accordance with production and shipping schedules or mission related deadlines

  • Responsible for maintaining stock records, ordering, and stocking of received supplies and maintaining inventory and status records of electronic equipment

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:3-5 Years