Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Materials & Process Engineer - RF Electronic Assemblies (661361) in Westminster, 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.


Materials & Process Engineer – RF Electronic Assemblies

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop, evaluate, select and document materials and processes to meet the engineering design requirements of various radio frequency circuit assemblies for use in a wide variety of environments (aerospace, military, commercial) from demonstration of concept articles through rigorous flight qualified hardware.
  • Define, plan, and implement materials and process investigations and analyses.
  • Consult with and assist Ball Aerospace and customer organizations (e.g. engineering, production, integration and test, etc.) on use of such materials and processes.
  • Review drawings and specify appropriate materials and processes to meet design intents and contract requirements.
  • Integrate and implement materials and processes associated with radio frequency circuit assemblies to survive multiple environmental exposure conditions, ranging from oceanic to interplanetary space.
  • Analyze data and generate reports on the results of these tests.
  • 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 or higher in Engineering or a related technical field plus 5 or more years of related experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead material and process design investigations, and apply information obtained from laboratory test data.
  • Experience in designing radio frequency electronic circuit assemblies.
  • Understand the use and interpretation of data obtained from analytical equipment, including SEM/EDS, FTIR, XRF, Thermal Analysis, tensile/compression or other acquired knowledge.
  • Ability to use computer and associated software to gather, reduce, and disseminate technical information.
  • Ability to communicate well, verbally, in writing and in presentations to various audiences.
  • Familiarity with NASA, military or industry specifications, especially materials test (e.g. ASTM) procedures.
  • Experience with corrosion prevention, paints, coatings, adhesives, RF circuit manufacturing is preferred.
  • 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 applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Title: Materials & Process Engineer - RF Electronic Assemblies (661361)

Job ID: 661361

Location: CO - Westminster

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular