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Engineer II - Payload Test - Classified

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Jul 9, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  10156

Clearance Requirement:   A current, active TS/SCI CI Polygraph security clearance is required.


Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, 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 Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.


Engineer II – Payload Test – Classified


This position is for a payload system integration and test engineer with at least 5 years of relevant experience with a specialty in electrical systems.


What You'll Do:


  • Work in a fast-paced team environment with other SEIT engineers to integrate and test payload hardware.
  • Use off-the-shelf and custom Special Test Equipment to test and troubleshoot spaceflight payload hardware.
  • Work with engineers of other disciplines to develop test sets tailored for the verification of payload functional and environmental performance requirements.
  • Write, review, update, and review integration and test procedures around electrical performance specifications as required by payload AI&T campaigns.
  • Maintain fabrication and test engineering logs, records and author test summary reports.
  • Interface and coordinate with customers and suppliers for program, design, and peer reviews.
  • Provide technical oversight and support to teams of engineers and technicians around topics of electrical test sets and electrical performance testing.
  • May use Laser systems during an integration and test campaign and may require laser safety training and the appropriate use of protection equipment.
  • 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 5 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.
  • Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Thermal Engineering preferred.
  • Experience in reviewing electrical schematics and electrical interface control documentation is highly desirable. Experience in developing and performing electronics box- and system-level integration, functional, and environmental procedures and tests is highly desirable. Experience in documenting and troubleshooting test anomalies is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the electrical testing of spaceflight instruments or related aerospace, mechanical, optical, or thermal hardware, components and systems is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and test experience using software test automation applications and tools such as COSMOS and LabVIEW is desirable.
  • Experience in the design, development and validation of electrical test sets in cleanroom, laboratory, and/or production environments is highly desirable. 
  • Experience working in an ISO Class 7/8 cleanrooms in proximity to electro-sensitive devices is desirable. 
  • Candidate should have good interpersonal skills and work well in a team environment.
  • Candidate should be proficient in MS Office tools.
  • Aerospace or military experience is desired but not required.
  • Applicants selected may be subjected to a government security investigation and may be expected to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Current Top-Secret security clearance is desired.


Working Conditions:


  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, 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.


Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.


Relocation for this position is available / not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $97,000 - $120,500 (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.



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