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EMI/EMC Technical Specialist Senior

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  May 6, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  28349

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 Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.


EMI/EMC Technical Specialist Senior


You will be responsible for conducting EMI/EMC tests for state-of-the-art aerospace products.  The candidate will be responsible for performing tests, writing test reports, and reviewing program provided test procedures to ensure customer requirements are met. These requirements will be compared to lab capabilities to identify gaps and collaborate to close them prior to arrival of the unit under test. 


What You’ll Do:


  • Responsible Test Technician for conducting EMI/EMC tests within the Test Operations Department. 
  • Work with internal and external customers and will be the responsible test conductor for testing state of the art aerospace products, understanding test requirements, facility capabilities, equipment capabilities and fundamentals of EMI/EMC test operations. 
  • Work with a team of Test Engineers, Design Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Hardware Quality Engineers, Inspectors, and Technicians.
  • Develop test engineering documentation (e.g., plans, procedures and reports) and present test results to internal and external customers.
  • Assimilate diverse data and recommend actions to drive technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Review and accurately interpret schematics, drawings, specifications and procedures for completeness and compliance to test requirements.
  • Proactively work with internal customers to understand test requirements.
  • Make continuous improvement suggestions, participate and lead projects in area of responsibility.
  • Collect and analyze computer data.
  • 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:


  • High School diploma or equivalent plus 16 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 14 years or more related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor’s or Master’s, may substitute for two years of related experience. 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.
  • Mastery knowledge of Mil-Std-461C/F, Mil-Std-1540, Mil-Std-1541, IEEE Std-299-1997, and RTCA-DO160G preferred.
  • Anomaly resolution experience.
  • TILE 7.0 knowledge preferred.
  • INARTE (International Association for Radio, Telecommunications and Electromagnetics) certification preferred.
  • Effective communications and regular interaction with higher level management and customers.
  • Ability to work cross organizationally with process shareholders.
  • Facility maintenance experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of metrology and utilization of calibrated equipment.
  • Experience working with program critical hardware.
  • Ability to obtain required company certifications.
  • Any environmental testing such as thermal vacuum or vibration experience preferred.
  • Basic Mechanical, Electrical and/or Aerospace knowledge is required.
  • Ability to apply computer skills to access and input data via computer interface, automated equipment, or test equipment.


Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. 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, clean room, 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.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $39.66 - $54.09 per hour (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: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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