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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer I - MSA Electrical Reliability & Availability in Boulder, Colorado

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 at or connect with us on LinkedIn at , Facebook at , Twitter at or Instagram at .

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.

* *Engineer I – MSA Electrical Reliability & Availability

* *What You’ll Do:

  • Perform the engineering required to establish the basis for independent technical evaluations of electrical and component designs, including failure modes analyses, reliability predictions, limited life analyses (LLA), fault tree analyses (FTA), probabilistic risk assessments, and electrical failure analyses. These analyses ensure that the design has sufficient performance margins, failure-recovery capabilities, resiliency, and high pedigree upon test-completion, such that mission success is achieved.

  • Perform system level reliability analysis and review, interpret, and approve reliability reports from internal and external suppliers in some or all the following areas:

  • Electrical Failure Analysis

  • Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMEA, FMECA)

  • Worst Case Circuit Analysis

  • Reliability Predictions

  • LLA

  • FTA and/or Probabilistic Risk Assessment (preferred)

  • Stress Analysis

  • Analyze electrical circuits classically and/or using SPICE.

  • Employ a strong understanding of the drivers for component and system reliability to identify potential risk to the program early in design.

  • Translate written requirements from both internal and external sources into simple, straight-forward requirements.

  • Investigate failures in electrical circuits.

  • Create accurate electrical reliability component parameter variation models to be entered into a database.

  • Possess the willingness to assist other reliability engineers in completing their tasks.

  • Efficiently learn new subjects / techniques / software, without, necessarily, the assistance of others.

  • Have a track records of highly collaborative working skills in a team environment.

  • Write clear and concise reports.

  • Utilize mathematical software tools.

  • Interface with Program Managers, Mission Assurance Managers, and customers.

  • Use strong presentation skills to convey reliability results and other program milestones at design reviews.

  • Participate as member of design team to select, evaluate, and document electronic, electrical, mechanical, and optical parts for various missions including space, military and airborne.

  • 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 2 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related 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.

  • 2 or more years of continuous, related, progressive experience in the Electrical Reliability discipline preferred.

  • A current TS/SCI security clearance preferred.

* *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.

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.


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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