Product Engineer - Defense - Cumberland MD Job
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Product Engineer – Defense – Cumberland MD

ATK is a premier aerospace and defense company with more than 18,000 employees in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or a military operation. We are a Fortune 500 company and the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

ATK’s Rocket Center location near Cumberland, MD has an immediate need for an experienced Product Engineer who can define, lead and create a rocket propulsion or system (requirements) development program. This is an exciting and visible position which requires 8 to 10 years of the right experience in propulsion systems. Our successful candidate will be creative and inquisitive with strong interpersonal skills.

- Define, lead, and create a rocket propulsion or system (requirements) development program.
- Responsible technical lead interfacing with Program Management, Analysis, Mission Assurance, Manufacturing, Modeling, and Test departments.
- Develop detailed multidiscipline technical plans for propulsion systems.
- Develop program content commensurate with program funding profiles, coordinate scope and estimates for conducting tasks with functional organizations.
- Monitor and report progress against plans, understand causes and report schedule and cost variances, and develop mitigation plans.
- Perform preliminary and detailed design of propulsion systems, subsystems, and components including propellant grain sizing, internal and external ballistic analysis (performance with variables), pressure vessel sizing, insulator sizing using char analysis, nozzle and igniter design, valve and actuator sizing, ordnance and S&A selection.
- Design to customer requirements while being able to define customer requirements in the proposal phase.
- Individual must be able to approach a design from multiple paths, including "out-of the box" thinking

- BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical, or Systems Engineering, or equivalent
- 8 or more years directly related experience
- The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of the full product life cycle (inception through delivery and sustainment) of Tactical Rocket Motor products. Air breather experience is a plus.
- Strong interpersonal skills to lead a team to develop or produce a rocket motor or propulsion product.
- Capable of specifying required analyses, defining quality and Mission Assurance and evaluating risk and mitigation.
- Individual must be able to approach a design from multiple paths, including "out-of the box" thinking
- Must possess design skills, logical problem solving ability,
- Strong technical background including work on numerous/various propulsion related programs.
- Background in manufacturing and producibility of propulsion related items.
- Ability to obtain a Security Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
- Proficiency in Work, Excel, PowerPoint

Strongly Desired
- Knowledge of rocket propulsion systems desired. These may include solid, liquid, EP or air-breathing systems

ATK is on the move. We have the people, strategy, agility, and products to thrive in a highly dynamic national security and space environment. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, ATK is the company that will further your experience and career. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

Requirements :

ATK Category : : Engineering and Sciences
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Group: Defense
Expertise: Engineering
Education: Bachelors
Job Type: Full Time
Location: WV-Rocket Center
Years of Experience: 8-10 Years

Job Segments: Defense, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Program Manager, Security Clearance, Government, Engineering, Management

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