Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Principal Thermal Engineer in Boulder, Colorado
Clearance Requirement: A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required
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Principal Thermal Engineer
What you’ll do:
•Thermal design and analysis of spacecraft and/or precision aerospace electro-mechanical, and/or opto-mechanical flight hardware systems, flight cryogenic systems and/or ground support equipment including cryocoolers, cryoradiators and dewars, antenna communication systems, tactical video systems, components and/or ground support equipment from concept through detail design.
•Support Thermal vac (TVAC) testing as required.
•Computation of heat transfer coefficients, temperature and heat flow calculations; steady state and transient.
•Responsible for creating effective plans, doing cost estimating, and managing efforts of the thermal design team.
•Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units 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 Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 12 or more years related experience.
•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.
•Ability to work effectively with customer counterparts.
•Working knowledge of thermal, radiation, and convection software.
•Advance thermal math modeling using Thermal Desktop, TSS, ANSYS Mechanical, CFD, TAK2000, SINDA, and IDEAS/TMG software tools is a plus.
•Working knowledge and experience using the CAD software Solid Works.
•Experience in spacecraft and/or precision aerospace electro-mechanical, and/or opto-mechanical flight hardware systems, cryo systems, cryocoolers, cryoradiators, antenna communication systems, tactical video systems, components and/or ground support equipment thermal design.
•Demonstrated successful lead/supervisory experience of cryo-thermal engineering activities.
•Prior participation in written and/or oral proposal activities for NASA and DoD programs.
•Strong verbal and written skills.
•Able to work in a fast paced, team environment.
•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.
Current Clearance Required:
Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.
Relocation for this position is not available.
Compensation & Benefits
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $135,000 - $170,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
This position includes a competitive benefits package. Click here (https://www.ball.com/aerospace/about-ball-aerospace/careers/benefits) to learn more.
US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED
Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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