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Engineer I - RF Range System

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Sep 15, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  11179

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 I – RF Range System


This engineer position will have antenna range measurements as its area of expertise and leadership. 


What You’ll Do: 


  • Apply technical knowledge in electrical engineering, RF engineering and RF electronics to antenna measurement challenges.
  • Document and create reports for the configuration and processes of the ranges.
  • Present technical information including reports and presentations to senior staff.
  • Advise on the technical aspects of maintenance, repair and upgrade projects.
  • Research and develop technical solutions to problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Provide training and guidance to technicians on techniques and processes used to measure antennas.
  • Prevent the use of measurement techniques that pose a safety hazard to personnel, or a significant risk of damage to hardware or range 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 in Engineering or a related technical 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.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Competency and demonstrated success in core electrical engineering, RF antenna and RF electronics skills.
  • Capability of interfacing and communicating effectively with co-workers at all levels.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Working Conditions:


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


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $84,000 - $104,000 (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: Denver

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