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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace RD Laser Engineer II (668427) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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R&D Laser Engineer II (668427)

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NM - Albuquerque

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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.


R&D Laser Engineer II

What you’ll do:

  • Research design and development of high-energy solid-state laser systems.

  • Conduct laser design trade studies using existing laser design codes under the direction of senior staff.

  • Design and conduct well thought out laser hardware experiments under the direction of senior staff to characterize and define the design trade-space.

  • Participate in technical discussions with the group on a regular basis.

  • Apply a wide range of technical principles, theories and concepts from disciplines associated with thermal, laser and optical sciences.

  • Interface with laser modeling and laser hardware build team on a regular basis.

  • Participate in small teams of co-workers and technicians over the life of a project to determine and develop creative approaches or solutions to problems.

  • Prepare high quality briefings and technical reports summarizing work to be reviewed and assessed for quality by senior level program staff

  • Follow established facility, safety and security procedures.

  • 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 5 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.

  • DoD Top Secret clearance preferred.

  • Intermediate knowledge of laser physics and optical sciences.

  • Intermediate capability with optical design codes.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a research and development setting in the physical sciences and/or engineering.

  • Experience in the design and development of laser hardware.

  • Strong mathematical and physical science education, excellent organization skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Ability to interface with a multi-disciplinary modeling and hardware development team.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, 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 candidate will have completed a government national security clearance investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. 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.