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Engineering Manager II - Electrical-Mechanical Design

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  May 26, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  28094

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.


Engineering Manager II - Electrical-Mechanical Design


Manage the Electrical-Mechanical Design skill set for harness design, packaging, layout, and test system and cabling design in the Electrical and Electronic Solutions organization within Engineering. This position is full time overhead and reports to the Director of Electrical and Electronics Solutions.


What You'll Do:


  • Responsible for budget planning, personnel management, and execution of E-Mech support through the full program lifecycle for both space and tactical products.
  • Responsible for processes and tool selection and utilization for the E-Mech disciplines.
  • Maintain a close partnership with activities in other Engineering organizations – Missions and Systems, Supply Chain, Manufacturing/Test and with Mission Assurance to support execution to cost objectives.
  • Anticipate and ensure that the talent and skill mix of the group meet the evolving needs of the business.
  • Perform candidate hiring selection process, assign appropriate staff to programs, conduct performance assessments and personnel actions, support salary reviews, recognition programs.
  • Communicate staffing assignments to assignees, programs and management by way of written, verbal and meeting participation. 
  • Ensure employees are appropriately trained and certified to meet needs of programs as well as employee career goals.
  • Develop and improve engineering processes; support Engineering Process Improvement goals, execute process corrective actions and Failure Review Boards as required; support internal and external audits, ensure compliance with AS9100 and relevant ISO standards.
  • On as needed basis, lead teams to resolve critical business, programmatic, or technical issues.
  • Ensure that all business is conducted with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations as well as company policies and directives.
  • 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/BA in related field plus 12 or more years of 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.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
  • A history of performance illustrating skills in being a self -starter, having excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to apply sound leadership / management principles to an organization of high performing engineers developing electronics throughout the full lifecycle from proposal through delivery.
  • Relevant work experience with end-to-end aerospace product development and production is preferred. 
  • Experience with planning all aspects of electrical product development, including architecture design, specification design, requirements tracking, and qualification of design is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of electrical hardware quality principles, industry standards/specifications for space and ground applications is preferred.
  • Ability to interface to and co-ordinate with all engineering disciplines/organizations.
  • Prior experience working in/with controlled, classified security environments is highly desirable.


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, cleanroom, or production floor. 


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


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $157,500 - $216,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • Subject to business performance and recommendations of management, this role may be eligible to participate in an incentive compensation plan.
  • 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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