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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Mechanical Engineer - Facilities 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 Operations Strategic Support 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.

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Facilities

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and maintain mechanical standards for design and construction.

  • Develop strategies for mechanical systems and components across the enterprise.

  • Work with maintenance, engineering and contractors to communicate and implement mechanical strategies.

  • Identify system improvement opportunities, plan, budget and manage the improvement portfolio.

  • Take lead engineering role and be the technical expert on construction projects.

  • Manage outside design resources needed to execute projects and studies.

  • Provide mechanical engineering guidance to consulting engineers, in-house project managers, and maintenance personnel.

  • Review new designs for effectiveness and adherence to standards.

  • Monitor and assess impact of regulatory changes related building and systems design.

  • Assist maintenance and Ball internal customers with Facilities issues or concerns.

  • Mentor and guide less experienced personnel.

  • Work with maintenance to enhance building automation functionality.

  • May be asked to complete design tasks as needed.

  • 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.

  • Experience working in a manufacturing or industrial environment highly desired

  • Professional Engineer (PE) is a plus

  • Excellent written and presentation skills.

  • Proven track record of collaboration.

  • Knowledge of facilities equipment and systems, including chillers, boilers, VFD’s, piping systems, and air handling equipment.

  • Knowledge of specialty systems such as liquid nitrogen, high purity gases, process chilled water, clean room and lab HVAC is a plus.

  • Highly analytical critical thinker who uses these skills to examine and improve operations in order to increase efficiency.

  • Experience with design of secured spaces is a plus.

  • Proficient in the use of personal computer software; Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD and Revit.

  • Ability to manage work schedule and make deadlines.

  • Ability to track actions and follow through.

  • Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation.

  • Knowledge of DDC applications pertaining to building automation systems and design optimization.

  • Proven history of implementation of safe practices.

  • Understanding of construction drawings.

Working Conditions:

  • 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.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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