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Payload Test Engineer Associate - Optical

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  23509

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

 

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 Engineering Strategic Capabilities 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.

 

Payload Test Engineer Associate - Optical

 

This is an entry-level position is for a payload system integration and test engineer with a specialty in optical 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, especially optical test sets.
  • 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 optical 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 optical test sets and optical performance testing.
  • Laser systems may be used 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 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:

 

  • BS in Engineering or a related technical field is required. Preference for a degree in Optical Engineering.
  • 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, or Thermal Engineering preferred.
  • Interest in optical alignment techniques of spaceflight instruments is desirable.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
  • Interest in the optical testing of spaceflight instruments or related aerospace, electrical, mechanical, optical, or thermal hardware, components and systems is 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 optical test sets in cleanroom, laboratory, and/or production environments is desirable. A basic understanding of radiometric, spatial, and/or spectral test approaches is desirable. 
  • Interest working in an ISO Class 7/8 cleanrooms in proximity to electro-sensitive devices is desirable. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools.
  • Aerospace or military experience is desired but not required.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $68,000 - $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 https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

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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