Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Quality Assurance-Senior Quality Engineer (664741) 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.


Senior Quality Engineer

Lead and perform assurance activities for engineering design and developmental tasks, systems analysis and design, and software and/or hardware development, individual component level, sub-system level to system level test and integration, etc. for all phases, systems, programs and or products. May work in any of the multiple engineering or technical fields of specialty.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work as part of a program team during all phases of the lifecycle assessing the planning for and implementation of the process for compliance with good engineering practices
  • Participate in design reviews, peer reviews, testing/test oversight, configuration control, problem reporting & resolution, and change control
  • Audit, monitor, evaluate, and report on subcontractor activities
  • Interface with design, manufacturing, & test engineering as well as configuration management
  • Work as part of a program team during all phases of the lifecycle assessing the planning for and implementation of the process for compliance with good engineering practices
  • Chair the Material Review Board (MRB) for programs with knowledge of dispositions, MRB authority, and compliance with customer flowed requirements; track MRB items
  • Reviewing program documentation to ensure requirements compliance, adherence to Ball Aerospace standards, risk mitigation, and completeness
  • Ensure the producibility of designs and products
  • Compile and evaluate design and data to determine adequacy and completeness of the product or software and the engineering effectiveness of the results compared to requirements and specifications
  • Coordinate and direct tasking of other Quality Assurance (QA) staff on a program
  • Mentor junior colleagues within the organization
  • 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 8 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.
  • Subject matter expert in aerospace & defense industry and government specifications & standards and the requirements contained therein that guide the design, build, & test of hardware
  • Expert in of Quality Engineering (QE) principles, tools, methods, and standards
  • Must demonstrate initiative, be able to complete tasks in a timely manner, possess good interpersonal skills, have good time management skills, and be able to represent QA in cross-functional meetings and to customers
  • Capable of leading a team of other QEs and QC personnel on a program to execute to customer quality requirements
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work in, and contribute to a diverse and cross functional team environment.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are a must

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 is 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:


Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Title: Quality Assurance-Senior Quality Engineer (664741)

Job ID: 664741

Location: CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular