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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Project Engineer I - Mechanical (667748) in Westminster, Colorado

Job Title:

Project Engineer I - Mechanical (667748)

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CO - Westminster

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Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.


Project Engineer I – Mechanical

What you’ll do:

  • Lead hardware development teams to meet cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

  • Technical responsibilities include requirement allocation, interface definition, performance analysis, and risk mitigation from concept through detail design of:

  • Spacecraft structure

  • Precision electro-mechanics

  • Opto- mechanics

  • Antenna

  • Ground support equipment

  • Special Test Equipment

  • Generate cost estimates, establish metrics and track performance (earned value).

  • Develop detailed development/build schedules and manage team activities to meet hardware delivery milestones.

  • Proactively interact across the organization and Programs to prevent surprises and identify/mitigate risks.

  • Technical management of subcontracts.

  • Post design sustaining engineering.

  • 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 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.

  • A degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or equivalent Engineering is preferred

  • 8 or more years of design, production and project management experience

  • Experience successfully identifying and deploying process/product improvements

  • Demonstrated successful lead/supervisory experience.

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

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 candidate will have completed a government national security clearance investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. 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.