Sr. Principal Scientist Job

Company Name: Alliant Techsystems

Location: Promontory, UT, US

Job Duration: 2023-11-14 to 2023-12-15


Job ID: GEM20161511-37331

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 Sr. Principal Scientist to provide leadership to our Research and Lab team in our Promontory, Utah offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Sr. Principal Scientist is responsible for development, scale-up, manufacture and test activities of propellants and explosives at the Promontory facilities. Incumbent will be expected to interface with management and customers on proposals, program status, and technical accomplishments.

Job Duties:

• Conducting analyses then writing reports and/or presenting conclusions and recommendations
• Consulting with engineers, scientists, program and project managers
• Presenting to customers, program managers, management and design teams
• Assessing reliability, probability, and technical decisions based on statistical methods

Experience Requirements:

• Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of Physical-Organic Chemistry experience.
• Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance

Experience Preferred:

• Experience in thermochemical and combustion analysis
• Demonstrated experience in melt-pour, pressure casting, and granulation and pressing
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience in polymer chemistry and decomposition reaction mechanisms, manufacturing process control and methodologies, facility and process design, and hazards characterization

Skills & Qualifications:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture
• Broad understanding of statistical methods and their application in aerospace
• Strong knowledge rocket motors, flares, aerospace vehicles and components
• Extensive experience with design of experiments, SPC, variance analysis, Monte Carlo methods
• Strong skills in a wide variety of statistical methods and their application
• Excellent written and oral communication skills


• BS degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related field required.
BS degree with 10 years experience, or MS degree with 7 years experience,
or PhD with 5 years experience

Position may be filled at a lower level (Principal Scientist)

• BS Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 7 years experience, or MS degree with 5 years experience, or PhD with 2 years of 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.