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Chemical Process Engineer
Armtec Defense Technologies Coachella, CA

Chemical Process Engineer

Armtec Defense Technologies
Coachella, CA
  • $68,000 to $150,001 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Chemical Process Engineer, 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 Coachella, at Armtec’s world-class, sole-source production facility for felted fiber nitrocellulose combustible cartridge cases for medium and large caliber military ammunition, and pyrophoric payloads for training grenades.

Company Profile

Company: Armtec Defense Technologies is an operating unit of the TransDigm Group (NYSE: TDG).

Industry: Manufacturing Combustible Ordnance and Countermeasures

Job Overview

Title: Chemical Process Engineer

Job Family: Mfg & Process Engineers

Reports to: Program Engineer

Works with: Program management, Mid-level manager & supervisors, Safety, Technical staff

Location: Coachella, California

Type:  Full-Time

Job Summary

Position requires application of engineering science and industry experience in the design, fabrication, testing, and implementation of existing and new equipment and processes.  Able to make use of related engineering subjects, including mechanics, physics, thermodynamics, mathematics, graphics, hydraulics, stoichiometry, in the completion of complex assignments.  Reviews progress and evaluates results.  Works with minimum supervision. Recommends and implements procedural changes. Develops process improvements through capital investments. Provides guidance and assistance to other staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Designs and improves industrial processes in order to maximize efficiency and productivity.
  • Coordinates with responsible departments in the design of new processes and procedures.
  • When assigned to the R&D staff, uses process and testing expertise required for special projects and new product research.
  • Prepares cost estimates for large-scale capital projects, bids and proposals, and internal funded studies and projects.
  • Supervises the installation and testing of equipment and processes.
  • Cooperates with management and Plant Engineering in the detail work in infrastructure improvements, capital expenditure requests, financial and economic justification, and return on investment.
  • Provides training and work instructions to new engineers, maintenance, and production personnel.
  • Supports Maintenance, Production and Quality.
  • Stays informed concerning new technologies, materials and equipment, and investigates potential applications.
  • Performs additional duties when requested.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above.
  • Understand and live by Armtec’s ethics and business conduct policies.


  • Knowledge of chemical principles, unit operations, material strength, material science, metallurgy, hydraulics, and thermodynamics
  • Good math skills, computer skills, and knowledge of measuring instruments and methods.
  • Capable of integrating existing methods with new innovations to economically solve problems in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written verbal communication skills.
  • Must be dependable, responsible, and accurate and have the ability to deal with people effectively.


  • Project management and leadership skills
  • R & D support and testing experience
  • Controls knowledge (PLC programming, etc.)
  • Energetic material knowledge
  • CAD & drawing experience (Pro/E, AutoCAD or equivalent)

Armtec Competencies

  • Demonstrate ability in the Armtec competencies as an employee: customer focus, ethics and values, problem solving, integrity and trust, functional/technical skills, listening, action-oriented, composure and values diversity.

Education & Professional Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or other Engineering Science with extensive coursework in chemical processes.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorization from the U.S. Government

Work Hours

4/10 workweek

To Apply

Please apply on-line on the Armtec Career Website,  

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet

* U.S. Person is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (I-551 Permanent Resident Card/Green Card holder).

Salary Range: $68,000 - $150,000


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with generous company contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA - Medical & Dependent Care)
  • Life and Accident Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Parent Leave Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays (8 paid holiday including holiday shutdown weeks in July and December)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Tuition Assistance

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Armtec Defense Technologies

Coachella, CA
92236 USA



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