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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer I - Research and Development Experimentalist (667270) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Engineer I - Research and Development Experimentalist (667270)

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NM - Albuquerque

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Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.

Ball Aerospace's Albuquerque office, located near Kirtland Air Force Base NM, is a key provider of technical services to the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy and Space Vehicles directorates. Our multi-discipline staff provides a broad range of scientific and engineering services, including technology development, laboratory and field experiments, technology assessments, modeling & simulation, and analyses. We are seeking additional qualified researchers and engineers to join our science and technology oriented organization.


Engineer I - Research and Development Experimentalist

Ball Aerospace is recruiting for an early-career professional to contribute to our growing science and technology-based organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We seek a motivated engineer or scientist to contribute to our on-going research investigations. The successful candidate will participate as an individual technical contributor on technology development or experimental projects; collaborate with computational scientists, analysts and engineers; develop and implement technical solutions; and document/prepare briefings and reports.

What you'll do:

With some guidance from more senior technical staff, the successful applicant will perform the following:

  • Conceive, develop and implement technical solutions to solve technically-oriented research problems.

  • Design and develop specialized instruments and diagnostics for performing laboratory or field measurements.

  • Design and develop customized hardware for development and demonstration of new technology.

  • Develop and implement data reduction and analysis plans to translate data into relevant information. May participate in software development activities.

  • Develop new or use existing physical models for pre- and post- test analysis.

  • Develop and present test or development plans to meet identified goals and objectives.

  • Provide explanation and proper interpretation of research results through technically-accurate briefings and reports to stakeholders, peer groups and decision makers.

  • Meet with internal and external customers and project collaborators to obtain feedback, goals, schedules, budgets and other critical information necessary to formulate or adjust technical solutions for new or on-going projects.

  • Obtain cost quotations from vendors and provide cost estimates for assigned projects.

  • Conduct literature searches to identify relevant information pertaining to topic under study.

  • Follow Department of Defense procedures for the proper usage and safeguarding of classified information.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department and customer base. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What you'll need:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 2 or more years related experience working in a research and development environment. MS degree is preferred.

  • 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.

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 or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. 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 or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


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.