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Quality Assurance - Hardware Quality Engineer Senior

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Jan 19, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  15402

At Ball Aerospace, we care about the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Ball Aerospace will comply with Executive Order 14042 and all team members will be required to provide proof of completed vaccination status as a condition of employment as stated within the Order, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations.

 

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 Security and Mission Assurance Strategic Support Unit provides discriminating support to the business to ensure success. We focus on threat identification, risk assessment, and mitigation while improving the efficiency of the business through effective governance and analysis of process, data and overall business knowledge.

 

Quality Assurance – Hardware Quality Engineer Senior

 

Lead and perform assurance activities for engineering design and developmental tasks, systems analysis and design, and software and/or hardware development, individual component level, sub-system level to system level test and integration, etc. for all phases, systems, programs and or products.  May work in any of the multiple engineering or technical fields of specialty.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Work rotating shift.
  • Work as part of a program team during all phases of the lifecycle assessing the planning for and implementation of the process for compliance with good engineering practices.
  • Participate in design reviews, peer reviews, testing/test oversight, configuration control, problem reporting & resolution, and change control.
  • Audit, monitor, evaluate, and report on subcontractor activities.
  • Interface with design, manufacturing, & test engineering as well as configuration management.
  • Work as part of a program team during all phases of the lifecycle assessing the planning for and implementation of the process for compliance with good engineering practices.
  • Chair the Material Review Board (MRB) for programs with knowledge of dispositions, MRB authority, and compliance with customer flowed requirements; track MRB items.
  • Review program documentation to ensure requirements compliance, adherence to Ball Aerospace standards, risk mitigation, and completeness.
  • Ensure the producibility of designs and products.
  • Compile and evaluate design and data to determine adequacy and completeness of the product or software and the engineering effectiveness of the results compared to requirements and specifications.
  • Coordinate and direct tasking of other Quality Assurance (QA) staff on a program.
  • Mentor junior colleagues within the organization.
  • 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 degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 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.
  • Subject matter expert in aerospace & defense industry and government specifications & standards and the requirements contained therein that guide the design, build, & test of hardware.
  • Expert in Quality Engineering (QE) principles, tools, methods, and standards.
  • Initiative, ability to complete tasks in a timely manner, good interpersonal skills, good time management skills, and ability to represent QA in cross-functional meetings and to customers.
  • Capability of leading a team of other QEs and QC personnel on a program to execute to customer quality requirements.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in, and contribute to, a diverse and cross functional team environment.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail.
  • A demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level. 

 

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.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

 

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 available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $117,500 - $148,500 (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 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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