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Material Control Analyst II

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Jun 25, 2022
Job Category:  Supply & Logistics
Req. ID:  19069

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people who promote a sense of belonging and equality with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. What’s more, our company balances listening to experiences, providing feedback, and partnership at all levels to create a more inclusive environment. Our team members are able to fully invest in the work that they do, bringing dynamic thinking and energy to Ball Aerospace. 


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 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.


Material Control Analyst II


The Material Control Analyst (MCA) manages the planning and execution of the Bill of Material (BOM) and the tactical management of the MRP system for their given program and/or product center. The MCA represents Supply Chain and ensures a strong link within and between various engineering, manufacturing & supply chain functions in support of a given program. Material Control Analysts drive compliance requirements through documentation and validation of system output relative to program needs and requirements. The scope of this role begins with engineering identification of the need and ends when all material is positioned and ready for use by internal programs.


What You’ll Do:


  • Develop effective program relationships, with agreed upon expectations and roles with the key program and personnel supporting the programs and business areas that they support.
  • Provide leadership in managing the Material Baseline for Planning and Execution for their programs/areas, with particular focus on Material Visibility, Program Schedule, and Compliance.
  • Proactive communication and management of exceptions or anomalies. This may include working part substitutions, managing planning breaks, mitigating additional risks to the program associated with program execution including non-conformances.
  • Execute the technical tasks assigned to a Material Control Analyst, including: Setting demand within the required work breakdown structure (WBS) and communicating with Project Controls Analysts; product structure hierarchy, quality plan information regarding procurements, parts engineering requirements, additional requirements planning and material plans, maturity of product structures and making parts executable, and effectively understand and utilize manufacturing tools and interfaces designed to facilitate material flow and approval.
  • Provide visibility and analysis for material procurements and production schedule to program staff.
  • May be a resource to new business proposal activity by estimating material costs for proposals and providing estimates of remaining material costs to existing programs.
  • Identify and mitigate program risks as they pertain to material requirements.
  • Drive data-based decision making.
  • 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 a related field plus 6 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.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and MS Project).
  • Subject matter expertise on Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and ability to teach, troubleshoot, and recommend solutions to the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing multiple projects from inception to completion.
  • Ability to adhere to both internal and external compliance regulations.
  • Experience working in the Aerospace & Defense industry preferred.
  • Extensive experience managing material, exceptions, providing guidance, and solutions to program management preferred.


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 environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $73,500 - $99,500 (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.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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