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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Materials and Process Engineer I (668185) in Westminster, Colorado

Job Title:

Materials and Process Engineer I (668185)

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CO - Westminster

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Materials and Process Engineer I

What you’ll do:

  • Develop, evaluate, select and document materials and processes to meet the engineering design requirements for use in a wide variety of environments (aerospace, military, commercial) from demonstration of concept articles through rigorous flight qualified hardware.

  • Define, plan, and implement materials and process investigations and analyses. These materials may include adhesives, composites, lubricants, metals, protective surface finishes, life testing, and environmental testing.

  • Consult with and assist Ball Aerospace and customer organizations (e.g. engineering, production, integration and test, etc.) on use of such materials and processes.

  • Review drawings and specify appropriate materials and processes to meet design intents and contract requirements.

  • Analyze data and generate reports on the results of these tests.

  • 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 or higher in Engineering or a related technical field plus 2 or more years of related experience is required.

  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related 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.

  • Professional engineering experience, including laboratory or production floor.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead design investigations, and apply information obtained from laboratory test data.

  • Some lab experience and understanding how to use and interpret data obtained from analytical equipment, including SEM/EDS, FTIR, XRF, Thermal Analysis, tensile/compression or other acquired knowledge.

  • Ability to use computer and associated software to gather, reduce, and disseminate technical information.

  • Ability to communicate well, verbally, in writing and in presentations to various audiences.

  • Some familiarity with NASA, military or industry specifications, especially materials test (e.g. ASTM) procedures.

  • Experience with developing a process, for example, corrosion prevention, paints, coatings, adhesives, or lubrication.

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 or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. 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 or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US 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.