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Associate Spacecraft Engineer

Company: Ball Corporation
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI security clearance with CI Polygraph is required.

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer 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.

At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond. -

For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter or Instagram .

The Engineering Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.

Associate Spacecraft Engineer

Spacecraft Operations Engineer in support of requirements, design, analysis, test and operation of space vehicles and ground systems for commercial, DoD and NASA customers.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide space operational and engineering support as a subject matter expert for:
    • Space vehicle payload and bus operations
    • Space vehicle command and control
    • Space vehicle telemetry trending and analysis
    • Space vehicle operational planning and execution
    • Space vehicle anomaly resolution
    • Space vehicle operational capability assessment
    • Customer working groups and reviews
    • Testing and validation and verification
    • Space vehicle orbit dynamics and attitude control
    • Space vehicle sensor performance analysis
    • Space vehicle calibrations
    • Maintain space vehicle software and hardware test benches:
      • Engineering model hardware
      • Supporting models and simulations and interfacing systems
      • Tracking and planning technical refresh hardware and software
      • Develop and update:
        • Reports, status updates and presentations
        • Operational technical orders
        • Recommended operational procedures (ROPs)
        • Training materials and references
        • Analysis tools (Matlab, etc)
        • Support may be provided in-plant or at the customer site
        • Required 24/7 operations, extended work weeks, travel as needed.
        • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
        • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities 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
          • 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.
          • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance with CI Polygraph is required.
          • Demonstrated knowledge of ground systems for spacecraft operations is highly recommended.
          • Excellent System engineering / SEIT skills.
          • Experience with Software Development Plans and Software Standards.
          • Knowledge of systems engineering roles and functions, including operations concept development, requirements management, functional analysis, interface definition and control, synthesis, and/or verification and validation.
          • Ability to quickly come up to speed on technical and management efforts currently underway.
          • Experience in developing specifications, design and analysis, documentation, and presentations.
          • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, presentation skills, and an ability to lead group discussions.
          • Effectiveness in working with people at all levels and with outside customers, able and willing to contribute wherever and however needed, provide leadership and guidance to program activities and staff. Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

            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. Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

              Relocation for this position is available.

              Compensation & Benefits:
              • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $73,500 - $91,500 (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 into your browser or visit our careers site.


                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.


                Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

Keywords: Ball Corporation, Albuquerque , Associate Spacecraft Engineer, Engineering , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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