Mechanical/Ordnance Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-340492
    • Job Location: Glen Burnie, MD
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/16/2022
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic & International
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Job Description

Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services, Inc. is seeking a Mechanical/Ordnance Technician to perform technical tasks related to design, prototyping, assembly, integration, and test of mechanical and ordnance systems related to rocket launch vehicles. In field support of mechanical and ordnance systems for rocket launch vehicles including test and integration, load-out and launch. Work with engineering staff to design and conduct detailed engineering tests of flight hardware including energetic systems and live explosives. Support modification, repair and upgrade of launchers and ordnance work stands, transfer and loading carts.



• Assembly and checkout of mechanical and electrical rocket launch vehicle subsystems

• Integration and test of rocket launch vehicle subsystems

• Rocket launch vehicle assembly, loading and mission support including management of launch safety inhibits

• Performance maintenance and testing of ordnance transport and loading carts and fixed and mobile rocket launchers

• Assist engineers with fabricating and assembling prototype subassemblies for launch vehicles from schematics, rough sketches, and verbal instructions.

• Perform precision final flight configuration and calibration checks for launch vehicles

• Troubleshoot vehicle subsystems and mechanical ground support equipment to determine cause and remedy for interferences and malfunctions. Conduct engineering tests

• Assist in laboratory work

• Travel up to 45%


• Prepare Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and track schedules/budgets in Microsoft Project

• Other duties may be assigned

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:



  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Secret DoD clearance required
  • Thorough knowledge of ordnance handling safety protocols and electro-static discharge considerations


  • High School or equivalent
  • 10 years’ experience in launch vehicle related field
  • Current Ordnance Certification required


  • Industrial environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds


Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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