Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Junior Mission Planner - (664326) in Indian Springs, Nevada
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.
Ball Aerospace is a prime contractor leading development teams at AFRL and NASIC. Dayton personnel develop advanced hardware and software systems and provide management services to solve customer problems and create new capabilities. This includes designing and developing software tools and threat models, performing extensive data analyses, and executing modeling and simulations using both internally developed and standard models.
Systems Engineering Solutions provides technical and professional services to defense, intelligence, homeland security and space science markets.
Junior Mission Planner
What You’ll Do:
- Provide LO ISR mission planner support to various units located at Creech AFB, NV.
- Review, build, prepare, certify and save mission plans for routine test, peacetime and wartime operations, training (aircraft and simulator), exercise, routine planning/training.
- Identify threats and survivability for proper decision making to best meet mission objectives.
- Provide technical support and guidance on effective planning and employment of LO ISR assets.
- Perform Deliberate Planning, and Crisis Action Planning, utilizing available mission planning tools; to satisfy warfighter and mission needs throughout the Air Tasking Order cycle in multiple Areas of Operational Responsibility (AOR).
- Provide mission planning support to cover the scope of operations based on weekly published mission schedule. At a minimum, one mission planner needs to be present during mission operations 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mission planners not required to support mission execution will work normal duty hours.
- Liaise with the System Program Office (SPO), HHQ staff, other DoD organizations, and mission planning experts to remain current on LO ISR system capabilities, developments and initiatives in order to best advise unit leadership, tacticians, test directors, program managers and mission planners on policies, positions, plans and execution.
- Review and advise on conceptual operational plans quarterly.
- Provide training, refresher training and demonstrate proper LO ISR mission planning process and execution to aircrew and unit personnel, up to 100 people approximately 6 times per year.
- Advise and recommend options to manage and improve LO ISR mission planning processes and procedures, efficiency and effectiveness, equipment capabilities and training requirements at each post- mission debrief.
- Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support to unit-led LO ISR related exercises, tests, experimentation and table top events contributing to the sustainment and modernization of LO ISR assets and associated infrastructure.
- Provide advisory expertise in the overall development, planning, establishment, and implementation of a LO ISR mission planning training program.
- Provide SME support to provide input and changes to mission qualification, continuation training, and FTU course syllabi.
- Annually review formal guidance for training and evaluation of mission planning personnel for Air Force Instruction (AFI) 11-2[Mission Design Series (MDS)] Volumes I, II and III, and Air Force Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Manual (AFTTP) 3-1 and 3-3. Provide feedback through appropriate chain for each document.
- Provide support to program management reviews, human machine interface, mission planning and other working groups, conferences.
- Assist with monitoring the state of health of Program Security and make suggestions for improvements as necessary.
- Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU 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:
- 5 or more years of intelligence analyst experience, plus High school diploma
- Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year 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.
- Possess a minimum of four and a half years of experience mission planning and utilizing mission planning systems for LO weapon systems to include RQ-170, B-2, F-117, F-22, or equivalent DoD weapon system mission planning experience within the last two years.
- Possess four and a half years of experience with Air defense Systems, Electronic War-fare and other national, international and theater-level threat system capabilities, developments and initiatives as they pertain to mission planning.-level threat system capabilities, developments and initiatives as they pertain to mission planning.
- Possess demonstrated operator experience with airborne LO mission planning software within the last two years.
- LO operational experience through direct support, test or training environments within the last two years.
- 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.
Successful candidate will have completed a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required.
Relocation for this position is NOT Available
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.
Job Title: Junior Mission Planner - (664326)
Job ID: 664326
Location: NV - Indian Springs
Full/Part Time: Full-Time