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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Principal Engineer - Mechanical (RF Focused) (662960) in Westminster, Colorado

Job Title:

Principal Engineer - Mechanical (RF Focused) (662960)

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CO - Westminster

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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.


Principal Engineer-Mechanical (RF Focused)

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for leading hardware development team to meet cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

  • Technical responsibilities include requirement allocation, interface definition, performance analysis, and risk mitigation from concept through detail design of any of the following:

  • Antenna and RF Electronic systems

  • Ground Support Equipment

  • Special Test Equipment

  • Effort will include CAD modeling, design analysis, and supervision of other engineers, designers, and drafters.

  • Generate cost estimates and track performance (earned value).

  • Provide inputs for detailed development schedules and manage team activities to meet hardware delivery milestones.

  • Interact with other functional disciplines in an integrated program team (IPT) environment.

  • Responsibilities may also include technical management of major subcontracts.

  • Post design sustaining engineering may be required.

  • 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 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.

  • Experience in antenna design.

  • Experience using CAD software.

  • Experience using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.

  • Demonstrated creativity in mechanical engineering design.

  • Demonstrated design analysis capability.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute engineering risk reduction testing as well as qualification testing.

  • Demonstrated successful lead/supervisory experience of mechanical engineering design activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop cost estimates, schedules and develop/report earned value.

  • Prior participation in written and/or oral proposal activities for NASA and/or DOD programs.

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 Available

EEO Statement:

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