R & D Laboratory Technician

at Armtec Defense Technologies in Camden, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Research and Development Technician II, Armtec Defense Technologies Armtec Defense Technologies (Armtec) is an operating unit of the Transdigm Group (NYSE: TDG), an industry leader in aerospace and defense products and services. Armtec is comprised of three business units producing subcomponents for ordnance in Coachella, CA; decoy countermeasure Flares in Camden AR; and radar countermeasure chaff in Lillington NC. At Armtec, we welcome skilled and enthusiastic people who share our determination and high standards to join us in our mission-critical work supporting the US and allied war-fighters who serve us all by defending democracy and protecting freedom. This position is staffed in Camden, AR., at Armtec’s world-class facility for decoy countermeasure Flares.  Company Profile

Company Name: Armtec Defense Technologies, a subsidiary of Transdigm Group (NYSE: TDG)


Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products & Services

Number of Employees: 250

Job Overview

Title: Research and Development Technician II (R & D)

Job Family: Engineering

Reports to: R & D Manager

Works with: Mid level Managers, Technicians, Engineers and Production employees

Location: Camden, AR, USA

Type: Full Time


Job Summary

Utilizing basic principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to aid engineers in solving technical problems in the research and development environment.  Utilizing standard concepts, practices, and procedures used in the pyrotechnic/flare countermeasures field.  Performs general functions for blending, forming, assembly, and testing of pyrotechnic/explosive products not just limited to MTV products.  Performs these duties under only general supervision. Technician relies on experience, education and judgment to plan and accomplish goals safely. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads and/or mentors less experienced Technicians and/or Production employees.
  • Sets up and uses various machines, fixtures and equipment both in the manufacture and testing of the product.
  • Work with a variety of different products outside of the legacy MTV flare products currently in production.
  • Builds products to print and/or engineering instructions.
  • Conducts organized and accurate experiments
  • Provide feedback to engineers and chemists on common blending, forming, assembly, and testing of products to aid with product and process development based on experience.
  • Actively participates in engineering meetings, including but not limited to drawing reviews, design reviews, process hazard analyses, design FMEAs, process FMEAs.
  • Takes initiative to improve R&D work areas in accordance with lean principles.
  • Support transition of R&D products to Production including demonstrating mixing, forming, assembly, and testing practices.
  • Work with other R&D staff to plan and execute tasks efficiently.
  • Accurately collects data and record results on various research and development projects.
  • Complies with all R&D policies such as Design and Development Standards (ISO) and procedures related to safety/environmental.
  • Maintains the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above.
  • Understands and lives by Armtec’s ethics and business conduct policies.


  • Must possess technical skills, interpersonal skills such as good communication and writing skills.
  • Must be a team player, who can work independently and support all product requirements.
  • Must have a clear understanding of safety rules and regulations.

Armtec Competencies

  • Must be able to demonstrate ability in the Armtec competencies for all employees, customer focus, ethics & values, problem solving, integrity & trust, functional/technical skills, listening, action-oriented, composure and values diversity.

Education/Previous Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the pyrotechnic and/or flare countermeasures field (related fields will be considered). A combination of higher education (associates degree, vocational degree, vocational degree, etc.) and work experience equaling the equivalent experience may substitute.
  • Must understand basic math, science, and engineering principles.
  • Must have general computer skills. (MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Must communicate effectively in both oral and written form.


Work Hours 4/10 workweek To Apply Please apply on-line on the Armtec Career Website,   Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet

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Job Posting: 3072354

Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

Updated On: Oct 30, 2021