Senior Mechanical Engineer – Orbital ATK – Utah

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Job Description

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.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our c omposite Structures/Case Design team in our Promontory, UT offices .

Role description & Responsibilities:
The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for aiding the development including hardware design by analysis of flight hardware for composite rocket motor cases and related structures:

Contribute to major design efforts and coordinate technical efforts based on knowledge and experience

Create designs for future rocket motor case products using advanced in-house codes coupled with finite element analysis

Develop engineering documentation products (drawings, specifications, design and analysis reports, test plans, test reports, etc.)

Oversee and plan testing for development and qualification of flight hardware products.

Job Duties:
Design rocket motor cases using Orbital ATK proprietary computer codes.

Design associated components and structures, both composite and metallic, to achieve lowest cost from design and lean manufacturing principles.

Perform 2D and 3D structural analysis for the design of flight hardware and test articles using Siemens NX CAD software and ABAQUS/CAE tools to optimize mass.

Create engineering drawings and specifications to define design for hardware fabrication, write test plans, support fabrication efforts, oversee testing, analyze test data and make revisions to design based on results.

Learn and help maintain standard design processes.

Experience Requirements:
Candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of engineering design and analysis of composite structures experience with a BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil (Structural) Engineering or equivalent. BS degree with 4 years’ experience or MS degree with 2 years’ experience is required.

Experience Preferred :
Knowledgeable of Composite Structures Design and optimization is a plus.

Knowledgeable of Siemens NX, ABAQUS/CAE and ABAQUS solver are a plus.

Skills & Qualifications:
Broad understanding and knowledge of composite materials in design and manufacturing proceses

Strong skills using Classical Lamination Theory and related tools for design as well as optimization techniques for minimum mass structures.

Strong knowledge of design and analysis of flight structures.

Strong skills in CAD and Finite Element Analysis with the ability to quickly learn new design code and FEA tools.

Assembly level design including establishment of data schemes and tolerance analysis

Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.


BS/MS degree in Mechanical, Civil or Aerospace Engineering required with 4 years experience, or MS degree with 2 years experience

Position may be filled at a lower level (Mechanical Engineer)

BS Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering with 2 years’ experience or a

MS degree with 0 years’ experience

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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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.

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