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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Structural Engineer II - Electronics (665490) in Westminster, Colorado

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Structural Engineer II - Electronics (665490)

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CO - Westminster

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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.


Structural Engineer - Electronics

What You'll Do

  • Perform structural analysis on aerospace electronic hardware including chassis assemblies, electronic boards, high risk electrical components, and assessing impacts of specification non-compliances.

  • Perform structural analysis tasks which will include Steinberg board analysis, Steinberg & Engelmaier thermal solder joint analysis, detail stress analysis using closed form and finite element analysis techniques, identifying design elements that can’t be properly analyzed without additional empirical data or testing, structural dynamics and vibration analysis, loads analysis, preparation of detailed engineering analysis reports, development of structural test requirements, supporting structural and vibration testing, and reviewing vendor structural analysis and test reports.

  • Perform structural analysis of advanced satellite and tactical hardware which may include spacecraft, instruments, antennas, electronics, focal planes and detectors, precision mechanisms, optical systems, and ground support equipment.

  • 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 5 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.

  • 5 or more years of experience performing structural analysis of aerospace-related electronics hardware including stress analysis and structural dynamics is required.

  • Previous experience in the following areas is preferred: structural analysis to support electronics and tactical antennas, Steinberg & Engelmaier Analysis, HALT, IPC SM-785 or more recent, electronics datasheet and performance specifications, handling analysis tasks containing uncertain materials or geometry, developing tests to calibrate analysis, bond analysis, focal planes, composites and other non-traditional materials, structural dynamics.

  • Previous experience with random and sine vibration testing of electronic assemblies including structural model correlation, anomaly resolution, test data reduction and analysis, and test report documentation is preferred.

  • The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously is essential.

  • Proficiency with MS Office tools is required.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment are essential.

  • Proficiency in the use of NASTRAN finite element analysis including static, modal, frequency response is required.

  • Proficiency in the use of IDEAS, NX, NASTRAN or similar finite element pre/post processing software is preferred.

  • An SSBI is preferred.

  • Proficiency in the use of SolidWorks is preferred.

  • Programming experience with MATLAB or at least one other scientific programming language 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.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.