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Sr. Design Engineer

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world.

ATK Defense Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors. ATK Defense Group develops advanced capabilities for fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion/controls. The group also brings expertise in defense facility management and modernization.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the most complex and challenging system and product design projects based on creativity, focusing on implementation of automatic operations, new processes and modern technology.

Lead the development, build and implementation in to production of new or improved products or major components.
Coordinate design proposals and develop test data and specification of material through interaction with internal and external customers.        
Leading technical teams challenged with complex tasks, such as developing new products, improving existing designs or working on failure investigation efforts.
Investigate pertinent design factors including ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, contractual requirements, and cost.
Check completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensions.
Contribute to the development of the design team by providing direction and a high level of technical expertise to Design Engineers and Drafters.

Position Requirements:
Significant knowledge and experience in manufacturing equipment design, including specification of component materials.                              

Knowledge in small ammunition assembling operations and its components fabrication.

Leading the efforts of new types of ammunition and components design and improvement of existing product.

Knowledge in applied internal and external ballistics.

Experience in PRODES or similar software to provide ballistics modeling and simulations.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent. Advanced degree preferred.
Level of experience we are seeking would normally be attained after 10 or more years in the field.
Experience in the manufacture and application of mechanical components with tight tolerances.
A clear understanding of manufacturing and machining processes, the ability to work in a team environment, and strong skills in Microsoft office.
Understanding and experience in tooling fabrication and use for deep metal draw operations is a plus.

Experience with Pro-E and FEA experience for mechanical design is a plus.


At ATK, our strategy is to deliver affordable innovation to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products - and your ideas - into the future. You'll be amazed at what you can do! ATK offers a fast-forward environment for analytical and creative thinkers. Our organization is built on a foundation of outstanding talent and is committed to growing the skills of our workforce. ATK employees experience challenges of national and international significance that can't be overstated. United in pride and shared goals, ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver innovative solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. 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.*LI-HW1

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Job Information

  • Company:
    Alliant TechSystems, Inc. (ATK) - PROD
  • Location:
    Independence, MO 64051
  • Job Status/Type:
    Full Time
    Employee
  • Job Category:
    Engineering
  • Occupation:
    General/Other: Engineering
  • Career Level:
    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
  • Industries:
    Manufacturing - Other
  • Education Level:
    High School or equivalent
  • Reference Code:
    HLW201421022880MO9
  • Address:
    Independence, MO 64051

About ATK

ATK is built on a foundation of outstanding talent and is committed to creating leadership positions in our aerospace, defense and sporting markets. Our employees experience challenges of national and international significance that can't be overstated. We offer a fast-forward environment for analytical and creative thinkers. Our organization is built on a foundation of outstanding talent and is committed to growing the skills of our workforce.

ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver affordable, innovative solutions to our customers. Work with the best and unleash your potential.
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