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Mechanical Engineer II - Facilities

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Jan 30, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  23760

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.


Mechanical Engineer II – Facilities


Facilities & Support Services teams support Ball Aerospace’s 40 properties, over 2 million SF of real estate, in Colorado. This established team of over 90 Facilities professionals is committed to service and support, continuous improvement, and creating and maintaining Facilities which enable world class engineers and technicians to create a better, safer, and more informed and productive world.


Ball’s Facilities Engineering team provides facilities designs and engineering guidance across Ball campuses in Westminster, Lafayette, Broomfield, and Boulder.  We are seeking a candidate to be a mechanical engineering technical expert for the Facilities organization. In this role, the successful candidate will perform mechanical; engineering duties in planning, designing, overseeing construction, and maintenance of building systems and facilities.


What You’ll Do:


  • Develop and maintain mechanical standards for design and construction.
  • Develop strategies for mechanical systems and components across the enterprise.
  • Work with maintenance, engineering, and contractors to communicate and implement mechanical strategies.
  • Identify system improvement opportunities, plan, budget and manage the improvement portfolio.
  • Take lead engineering role, with responsibilities for multiple disciplines, and be the technical expert on construction projects.
  • Manage outside design resources needed to execute projects and studies.
  • Provide engineering guidance to consulting engineers, in-house project managers, and maintenance personnel.
  • Review new designs for effectiveness and adherence to standards.
  • Monitor and assess impact of regulatory changes related building and systems design.
  • Assist maintenance and Ball internal customers with Facilities issues or concerns.
  • Mentor and guide less experienced personnel.
  • Work with maintenance to enhance building system functionality.
  • Complete design tasks as needed.
  • 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 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.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of personal computer software such as: Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, and other BIM tools.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record of collaboration.
  • Knowledge of facilities equipment and systems, including chillers, boilers, VFD’s, piping systems, and air handling equipment.
  • Knowledge of specialty systems such as liquid nitrogen, high purity gases, process chilled water, clean room and lab HVAC preferred.
  • Highly analytical critical thinking and ability to use these skills to examine and improve operations to increase efficiency.
  • Experience with design of secured spaces preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computer software; Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, and Revit.
  • Ability to manage work schedule and make deadlines.
  • Ability to track actions and follow through.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation.
  • Knowledge of DDC applications pertaining to building automation systems and design optimization.
  • Proven history of implementation of safe practices.
  • Understanding of construction drawings.


Flexible On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three or more days per work week. 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, 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.
  • Role will have the option to be 40% remote after three months and successful completion of onboarding and team trainings. 


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $97,500 - $121,500 (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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