TEST 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 Missile Products Division is a leading, innovative supplier of missile systems, tactical propulsion, fuzing, warheads, missile components and missile warning systems. Our business complements and enhances ATK’s menu of products in the commercial and defense marketplaces.
ATK has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Test Engineer at our Manufacturing Center of Excellence near Cumberland, MD.
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
Oversee and/or conduct all environmental qualification and test activities including cannon, sled and flight tests
Identify test parameters based on specifications and Mil Standards
Interface with the division Design Engineering function and external customers to develop test requirements
Partner with Quality and Safety to ensure test methods and Detailed Operating Procedures(DOPs) meet all applicable requirements and regulations
Setup of mechanical hardware, instrumentation, and controls, preparation of test articles, programming equipment, and x-ray of test articles
Prepare technical documentation, including DOPs and test reports
Support Test Readiness Reviews
Manage cost and schedule for test programs
Provide focal point of contact for specific AW and external customer programs
Identify, specify, and implement facility improvements to meet requirements and support Continuous Improvement initiatives
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (aerospace, mechanical, or electrical engineering or equivalent)
3-5 years of related engineering experience. Work experience with explosives and/or munition systems strongly desired
Workplace will include areas where explosives, x-ray systems, chemicals, and/or various noise levels may be encountered. Must have a high awareness and discipline for the safety of personnel and equipment, and must be able utilize a variety of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks
Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to present data and information to large audiences
Familiarity with AS9100 and CMMI Level 3 standard practices, as well as Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment
Occasional travel may be required
Able to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
ATK has 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 growth. 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.
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