Engineer I – Manufacturing (AMC Shops & Service Centers) (668111)
Ball Aerospace
Westminster, CO

About $64,000 - $90,000 a year

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 – Manufacturing (AMC Shops & Service Centers)

Provide Manufacturing Engineering support for Tactical RF aperture products in a high mix / low volume aerospace environment supporting our mission to help the warfighter on advanced technology platforms.

What you’ll do

Create and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the Autoclaves, Etch Lab, Paint and the Adhesive Cutting Lab.
Develop and maintain manufacturing process plans for Autoclaves, Etch Lab, Paint and the Adhesive Cutting Lab.
Document Systems Engineering reports, validations and update specifications for processes within Autoclaves, Etch Lab, Paint and the Adhesive Cutting Lab.
Manage corrective actions and process improvements for Hardware Anomaly Reports.
Collaborate with Program Manufacturing Engineers to design tooling for the Autoclaves, Etch Lab, Paint and the Adhesive Cutting Lab.
Perform experiments under the direction of Senior Engineers
Assume process ownership for Vapor Degreaser and Clean Lab equipment.
Demonstrate ability to read and interpret GD&T on drawings.
Demonstrate lifecycle management experience of parts, BOM’s, processes, and equipment
Provide input to manufacturing schedules that meet multiple program schedule milestones
Actively participate and lead continuous improvement (Lean and 6-Sigma) projects including Kaisen events, PFMEAs, 6S Audits and simulation / modeling activities.
Manage a “risk list” using existing risk management process.
Manage and create Total Productive Maintenance Plans for shop assets
Work independently or in a team environment to resolve program issues using data-based root cause analysis; diligently applies firm corrective actions.
Demonstrates the ability to organize information, job tasks, and manage time for most efficient and “best value” performance. Establishes personal objectives; sets expectations of self that are aligned with organizational and departmental goals
Ensure that all support activities conform to Quality Business System (QBS) and/or contract requirements for quality and performance.
Review drawings, procedures and engineering change orders for completeness and accuracy. Implement engineering changes and incorporate corrective action.
Understand and competently use in-house business systems including Manufacturing Execution System, manufacturing shop floor control, internal status reporting, and product data management system.
Provide general support for Process Controls Engineers and Industrial Engineers.
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/BA degree or higher in Engineering or a related field is required plus 2 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.

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 or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. 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 or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US 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.