Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Staff Consultant Engineer-Space Avionics (659981) in Boulder, Colorado

Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.


*Staff Consultant – Space Avionics (Bus and Payload) *

Lead and work with Parts, Radiation and Reliability engineers to support design teams in the selection, evaluation, analysis and documentation of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) parts.

What you´ll do:

  • Perform Parts, Radiation and Reliability Engineering functions on complex programs using proven industry techniques and principles:
  • Evaluating EEE parts against aerospace program screening, and qualification, and component level radiation SEE and TID requirements.
  • Evaluate PSA/WCA and perform FMECA, predictions, FTA, LLA, for in house and subcontracted electronics.
  • Leveraging & maximizing company standard parts library usage across programs & product class.
  • Processing Non-Standard Part Approval Requests.
  • Assisting Design Engineering with part and vendor selections.
  • Working with a Parts Control Board to approve EEE parts; Interfacing with customer in Reliability WG meetings to approve reliability analysis.
  • Maintaining and updating Program Approved Parts Lists to meet requirements and maximize company standard parts library usage.
  • Generating part drawings for non-standard parts only.
  • Reviewing new GIDEP Advisories and Alerts for program impact.
  • Write and present reports documenting analysis results and anomaly results.
  • Lead the Parts/Radiation/Reliability Engineering effort on aerospace programs:
  • Interface with program personnel such as designers, customers, suppliers, management, and mission assurance disciplines to provide low cost solution.
  • Translate customer requirements into internal procedures through the construction of a plan, based on BPL (Ball Process Libraries) and ISO processes.
  • Plan, direct, and review efforts of other component engineers to support the program requirements while working to cost and schedule constraints.
  • 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.

What you´ll need:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 16 or more years of related experience.
  • 16 or more years of continuous, related, progressive experience in the parts/radiation/reliability engineering discipline is desired. Strong expertise in one or more domains and reasonable knowledge regarding other domains will also be considered.
  • Current Top Secret security clearance is required.
  • Collaborative working skills with programs, cross disciplinary teams and with management.
  • Expertise/experience with connectors is a plus.
  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered. 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.

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.

Security Clearance:

Successful candidate will have completed a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.