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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Electrical Engineer II (667782) in Greenbelt, Maryland

Job Title:

Electrical Engineer II (667782)

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MD - Greenbelt

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Electrical Engineer II

What you’ll do:

  • Provide electrical/electronics support to the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Test Bed Instrument.

  • Diagnose, repair and verify the proper functioning of any anomalies and/or failures that may occur in the SAM Test Bed instrument suite.

  • Provide electrical/electronics support to the on-going Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) development effort to include working with the MOMA GB, ETU and FM mass spectrometer units, as well as providing support in the fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering related to Mass Spectrometers and their related hardware.

  • Serve as Electrical Lab manager; MOMA Harness Project Design Lead for QSM, FM, Flight Spare (FS) and EGSE.

  • Design and test EGSE#2.

  • Provide support for EGSE integration with both FM and FS MS hardware.

  • Support both FM and FS (WOAs, Procedures, Safe-to-mate, EGSE reconfigurations, lab testing).

  • Support lab test and integration.

  • Provide support for harness builds.

  • Provide support for harness builds for several other ongoing and new projects at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

  • Support MOMA-MS FS electronics build and testing activities, as required.

  • Assume lead role in all Safe-to Mate testing activities.

  • Design harness and critical EGSE schematics using CAD software.

  • Travel to GSFC contractors and partners, including international partners, 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 do:

  • 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.

  • Experience in end-to-end functional testing required.

  • Experience in procedure development required.

  • Prior work with Mass Spectrometers desirable.

  • Experience with harness design, development and routing a plus.

  • Ability to work independently without supervision.

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.


Relocation for this position is NOT 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.