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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer I-Electrical Special Test Equipment (664912) in Boulder, Colorado

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Engineer I-Electrical Special Test Equipment (664912)

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CO - Boulder

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Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.


Engineer I – Electrical Special Test Equipment

Lead and/or support a variety of electrical engineering activities including ESTE design, specification definition, test support, cataloging, and overall efficient use of Ball’s inventory of ESTE for system integration & test and launch support. Work under the direction of a Principal Engineer to augment the ESTE knowledge base and operational support capacity within the newly formed STE management group as well as facilitate the acquisition of additional ESTE assets in order to meet the increasing demands of the Ball Aerospace customer base.

What you’ll do:

  • Direct and facilitate Ball program reuse of existing Capital ESTE.

  • Draft system level Cable Interconnect Diagrams (CID) to document all Integration & Test (I&T) cable needs.

  • Define, standardize, and control military standard (MIL-STD) part numbers and pinouts on unit under test (UUT) and Test set sides of ESTE interfaces connectors.

  • Direct team of engineers in specification, design and test of ESTE racks and cables. Review and approve specifications, designs and test procedures prior to implementation.

  • Serve as a single point of contact and knowledge-base engineer for Ball programs during I&T use of existing Ball ESTE.

  • Create electronic catalogs of similar existing Ball capital ESTE assets. Work with Ball property personnel to ensure assets in database are consistent and accurate in their descriptions, locations, ownership and certification. Oversee physical storage of and lending from these capital asset pools.

  • Support ongoing implementation of Ball’s Spacecraft Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Concept of Operations (CONOPS) by maintaining and facilitating reuse of the primary EGSE assets including, but not limited to:

  • Spacecraft Test Console (STC)

  • Attitude Determination and Control System Test Rack (ATR)

  • Solar Array Simulator (SAS)

  • Narrowband RF Test Console (NB RFTC)

  • Wideband RF Test Console (WB RFTC)

  • Universal Power Auxiliary Console (UPAC)

  • Battery Operations Support System (BOSS)

  • GPS Constellation Simulator (GPS-CS)

  • Propulsion Test Set (PTS)

  • Software Test Bench (SWTB)

  • Continuous improvement mindset; willing and able to identify and implement process and infrastructure improvements.

  • Provide initiative, and organizational problem solving skills to focus and finish team tasks. Develop, track, and report status of all areas of responsibilities to internal customers.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Unit/Strategic Support Unit and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering plus 2 or more years of related experience is required.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Personal integrity & responsibility to execute tasks independently

  • Current SCI government clearance is required.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.

  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.

  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required


Relocation for this position is NOT Available

EEO Statement:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED Equal Opportunity Employer Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.