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Configuration Management Specialist Associate / Configuration Management Specialist I

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Albuquerque, NM, US, 87106

Date:  Aug 26, 2023
Job Category:  Administration/ Business Support
Req. ID:  30225

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer 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.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Advanced Technology & Information Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides scientific, engineering and other experts that work with our customers to solve their hardest problems and advance state-of-the-art technology. Our data solutions professionals deliver enterprise processing, analytics, exploitation and management, as well as information technology hardware that provide actionable information for warfighters and decision makers. In addition, our subject matter experts provide world-class technology and operational insight that help organizations advance the boundaries of knowledge and accomplish their missions. 


Ball Aerospace’s Albuquerque, New Mexico office is a key provider of science and technology services to the Air Force Research Laboratory and other government research and development organizations. Our multi-discipline staff provides a broad range of scientific and engineering services, including: technology development; diagnostic development; highly-controlled laboratory measurements; field experiments and demonstrations; technology assessments; modeling and simulations; and analyses. We are seeking additional qualified professionals to join our science and technology-oriented organization.


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Configuration Management Specialist Associate / Configuration Management Specialist I


Evaluate, plan and implement configuration management and data management control solutions based upon federal, procuring agency, and international statutes and standards including planning, item identification, managing changes, status accounting, engineering configuration verification and audit, and flowing those requirements to suppliers. Assess and establish key components of the digital thread and associated tools, managing engineering and program data across tool platforms assuring that data generated internally and by suppliers is managed in accordance with contractual format and schedule requirements.


What You’ll Do:


  • Analyze and interpret contractual requirements contained in the terms and conditions and contract attachments. Assure Configuration and Data Management (C&DM) Planning meets contractual requirements and includes item identification, configuration change management/ control, configuration status accounting, configuration verification and audit and that decisions are fully documented in the C&DM Plan and flowed to suppliers where applicable.
  • Review engineering design data for document completeness.
  • Data input for configuration management documents into Product Data Management (PDM) systems for appropriate project baseline.
  • Track and report C&DM status for department.
  • Track and report C&DM performance on past due C&DM milestones.
  • Implement configuration management flow, approvals, and processes across program on standalone networks.
  • Maintain engineering configuration management data and documentation for review and approval.
  • Develop and expand configuration management system.
  • Support project purchase requisitions based on engineering design data in PDM system.
  • Pro-actively manage engineering data across all platforms assuring that data generated internally and by suppliers has been reviewed, approved and is delivered in accordance with contractual format and schedule requirements, including management and tracking of Contract and Subcontract Data Requirements lists (CDRLS/SDRLS).
  • Manage Configuration Control Boards (CCBs), Engineering Review Boards (ERBs), Interface Control Working Groups (ICWGs) and other engineering boards as required.
  • Audit engineering change orders (ECOs), Engineering Change Requests (ECR) and design data for completeness and adherence to contractual and internal requirements; coordinating changes across affected systems while considering system and design impacts and disposition of existing design configurations.
  • Manage internally generated and supplier generated configuration and engineering data in electronic systems, ensure maintenance of digital thread, provide status accounting reports and compile data for end-item product delivery.
  • Co-chair or support physical configuration audits (PCAs) and provide engineering liaison support for functional configuration audits (FCAs). Support other external and internal audits as necessary.
  • Establish, gather and evaluate metrics to assure efficient execution and continuous process improvement within the program.
  • Interface directly with internal and external customer/vendor program management staff and engineering IPTs and provide point in time and/or general training.
  • Work closely with other disciplines to ensure proper coordination of data across systems and functions.
  • Assist with new hire onboarding training regarding tools and processes key to the configuration management of the digital thread.
  • Perform additional engineering support tasks for all phases, systems, programs and or products; from less complicated, single focus activities to extremely complex and highly diverse activities in support of Ball engineering initiatives or contractual Task Orders
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities 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: 


  • Configuration Management Specialist Associate – BS/BA in a related field.
  • Configuration Management Specialist I – BS/BA in a related field plus 2 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.


On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Working Conditions: 


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. 
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire 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.


Direct Program Charge: 100%


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE FOR CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST ASSOCIATE: $51,000 - $70,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • HIRING SALARY RANGE FOR CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST I: $63,000 - $84,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




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.


Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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