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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Sr. Electrical Reliability Engineer - Space Avionics (666999) in Westminster, Colorado

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Sr. Electrical Reliability Engineer - Space Avionics (666999)

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CO - Westminster

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Sr. Electrical Reliability Engineer – Space Avionics

**This position is eligible for a hiring incentive of $10,000 for external hires only.

What You´ll Do

  • Perform Reliability Engineering functions on complex programs using proven industry techniques and principles.

  • Perform reliability analysis for in-house and subcontracted electronics:

  • Worst Case Circuit Analysis (WCCA / WCA) to ensure electrical circuit function over worst case tolerances, mission duration, thermal and radiation environment.

  • Electrical Parts Stress Analysis (PSA) to increase component lifetime by the reduction of applied stress.

  • Failure Mode Effects and Criticality (FMECA) to identify and mitigate single point failures.

  • Reliability predictions to assess compliance to numerical reliability requirements.

  • Limited Life Analysis (LLA) to ensure components meet mission life requirements.

  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) to assess system failure modes.

  • Develop, maintain, and maximize company standard parts library usage across programs & product class.

  • Leverage and maximize company standard parts library usage across programs & product class.

  • Assist Design Engineering with part and vendor selections especially w.r.t to part level reliability attributes.

  • Interface with customer in Reliability WG meetings to approve reliability analysis.

  • Write and present reports documenting analysis results and anomaly results.

  • Lead Reliability Engineering effort on aerospace programs:

  • Interface with program personnel such as designers, customers, suppliers, management, and mission assurance disciplines to provide low cost solutions, requirements allocation, Basis of Estimate generation, trade space evaluations for systems of systems, and associated contract and other deliverables.

  • Support design teams in the selection, evaluation, analysis and documentation of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) parts.

  • Translate customer requirements into internal procedures through the construction of a plan, based on BPL (Ball Process Libraries) and ISO processes.

  • Plan, direct, and review efforts of other component engineers to support the program requirements while working to cost and schedule constraints.

  • 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

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience.

  • 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.

  • Reliability experience in Aerospace industry is preferred.

  • Connector experience is preferred.

  • Active security clearance or ability to obtain one is required; TS/SCI is preferred.

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.