Simsbury, CT

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications.  EBA&D products and capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community.

EBA&D seeks a qualified candidate for the position Engineering Technician, reporting to the Manager, Engineering Technology. The position is located in Simsbury, CT. 

Job Summary:

The Engineering Technician works under the guidance of the Engineering Team to complete tasks in development projects from concept through development, qualification, and into production.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • General housekeeping of the Innovation Garage and responsibility for the Development Area
  • Operating and managing the workload of multiple 3D printers to produce development hardware
  • Operating and monitoring CNC and manual lathes, mills and screw machines under the direct supervision of an experienced machinist to produce development hardware
  • Interact with suppliers to rapid prototype parts
  • Using gages to understand and verify part conformance
  • Testing and data reduction for development hardware and assemblies
  • Must be able to support operations that involve parts containing explosive material
  • Work both individually and within a team structure to achieve department and company goals


The successful candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent G.E.D.  Trade School and/or an associate’s degree in a technical discipline is desired.

Required experience includes:

  • Experience with interpretation of technical drawings and models
  • Experience with operating 3D printers
  • Experience with operating and programming CNC screw machines, lathe, mills and/or other similar machine tools
  • Close attention and care to prevent damage to complex machines and machine tools
  • High mental and visual effort is required including ability to perform standard machine shop mathematics and tasks
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of the organization and customers.

Must have or be able to obtain a U.S Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.

Must be a U.S Citizen or naturalized citizen capable of working on U.S. DoD and ITAR restricted products and projects.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with rapid prototyping and manufacturing processes
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office tools including MS Project
  • SolidWorks experience
  • Knowledge of explosive materials and energetic devices.

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/ Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.