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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer I - Mechanical (668203) in Broomfield, Colorado

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Engineer I - Mechanical (668203)

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CO - Broomfield

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Who We Are:

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, Facebook or Twitter.


Engineer I – Mechanical

What you’ll do:

  • Mechanical engineering design of spacecraft and/or precision aerospace electro-mechanical, and/or opto-mechanical flight hardware systems, antenna communication systems, tactical video systems, components and/or ground support equipment, from concept through detail design.

  • Duties include CAD modeling, design analysis, drafting, and occasional integration and test support.

  • Work in a team environment created by interaction with other engineers, designers, and drafters and people from other disciplines.

  • 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 of related experience.

  • Each higher-level 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.

  • BS in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

  • Two or more years of directly applicable experience with mechanical engineering design of precision aerospace electro-mechanical, and/or opto-mechanical flight hardware systems such as Gimbals; Fast Steering Mirrors; Focus Mechanisms; Solar Array Drives; Filter Wheels; Aperture Doors; Latch Mechanisms; BAPTAs-SMAs-Flex Capsules-Slip Rings; Deployment Mechanisms; Various Actuators; Launch Restraints; Various Magnetics; MEMs; Position Sensing; and Bearing/Gear Analysis is preferred.

  • Demonstrated creativity in mechanical engineering design and design analysis capability.

  • Effective written and oral communication of technical information required.

  • Knowledge of Product Data Management System (for example: AGILE) is preferred.

  • Current Top Secret clearance with a current favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) is required.

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 national security clearance investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, 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

EEO Statement:


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.