Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Principal Engineer-Mechanical (Mechanisms Focused) (664601) in Boulder, Colorado

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.

Qualifications:

Principal Engineer – Mechanical (Mechanisms)

*What You'll Do: *

  • Mechanical engineering design of aerospace mechanisms and/or precision aerospace electro-mechanical, and/or opto-mechanical flight hardware systems, from concept through detail design.
  • Duties include CAD modeling, design analysis, and supervision of other engineers, designers, and drafters.
  • Duties may include Control System Architecture and Robotics design for Active Mechanism/Systems.
  • Post design sustaining engineering may be required.
  • Responsible for creating effective plans, cost estimating, and managing efforts of the 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 Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a related technical field, is required plus 12 or more years of 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 spacecraft, aerospace instrument, mechanism design. Control System and Robotics design experience a plus.
  • Experience using CAD software.
  • Demonstrated creativity in mechanical engineering design.
  • Demonstrated design analysis capability.
  • Demonstrated successful lead/supervisory experience of mechanical engineering design activities.
  • Prior participation in written and/or oral proposal activities for NASA and DoD programs. (Minimum experience of 6 months)

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:

Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.

Job Title: Principal Engineer-Mechanical (Mechanisms Focused) (664601)

Job ID: 664601

Location: CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular