• Engineer II - MSA Systems Mechanical Reliability

    Ball Corporation / Ball AerospaceBoulder, CO 80305

    Job #1374325568

  • Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters ~~~ 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 Ball Aerospace Career Site at ~~~/ or connect with us on LinkedIn at ~~~ , Facebook at ~~~/ , Twitter at ~~~ or Instagram at ~~~/ .The Security and Mission Assurance Strategic Support Unit provides discriminating support to the business to ensure success. We focus on threat identification, risk assessment, and mitigation while improving the efficiency of the business through effective governance and analysis of process, data and overall business knowledge.Engineer II - MSA Systems Mechanical ReliabilityPerform the engineering required to establish the basis for independent technical evaluations of hardware architecture-, segment-, and system-level designs, including mechanical stress analyses, failure modes analyses, mechanism life test plans, probabilistic risk assessments, and mechanical / structural failure analyses. These analyses ensure that the design has sufficient performance margins, failure-recovery capabilities, resiliency, and high pedigree upon test-completion, such that mission success is achieved.What You'll Do:+ Interpret government and program reliability requirements, support the development of Mission Assurance Plans (MAPs), and implement the program strategy, policies, and procedures necessary to ensure compliance with all company and government requirements.+ Review system designs, analyze potential failures, and improve reliability of systems.+ Participate as member of design team to select, evaluate, and document electronic, electrical, mechanical, and optical parts for various missions including space, military and airborne.+ Devise and apply mitigation techniques to prevent premature wear-out of designs.+ Assess acceptability for missions including methods to assure elimination of infant mortality and assure high probability of life survival.+ Investigate physics of failure of mechanical components.+ Analysis to include, but not limited to:+ Mechanical / Structural Analysis+ Mechanical / Structural Failure Analysis+ Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)+ Worst Case Analysis (WCA)+ Reliability Predictions+ Limited-Life Analysis+ Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and/or Probabilistic Risk Assessment (preferred)+ Stress Analysis+ Part Stress Analysis (PSA)+ Maintain a comprehensive and holistic system view while addressing stakeholder mission risks and concerns regarding reliability through the application of Systems Engineering skills.+ Ensure the effectiveness and suitability of the reliability of the system as an enabler to mission success.+ Ensure that relevant threat to and vulnerability of reliability is considered in support of program decisions.+ Provide input to requirements, engineering, and risk trade space analyses to achieve a cost-effective reliable architectural design that enables mission success.+ Provide the evidence necessary to support reliability assurance claims and to substantiate the determination that the system is sufficiently reliable.+ Support the generation of time-phased/staffing estimates for Mission Systems Assurance, reliability work products, and required Design Assurance inputs in support of system-level reliability deliverables.+ Provide and communicate understanding of both the technical and programmatic aspects of a project to the project team as well as the customer.+ Provide advice, guidance, and assistance to customers and senior management relative to reliability engineering.+ Promote development of a strong team by participation in key aspects of the project and mentoring more junior team members. When delegating, establish clear expectations by providing well-defined tasks with clear entrance/exit criteria, due dates, and associated budgets.+ Support the generation of cost estimates for proposals.+ Develop detailed development schedules and manage team activities to meet delivery milestones.+ Manage company-wide technical and programmatic priorities in relation to customer technical and programmatic priorities.+ Work with classified documents which requires thorough knowledge of DoD procedures for the proper usage and safeguarding of classified information.+ Possess the willingness to assist other reliability engineers in completing their tasks.+ Efficiently learn new subjects / techniques / software, without, necessarily, the assistance of others.+ 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 in Engineering or a related technical field is strongly preferred plus 5 or more years related experience.+ Each higher-level related 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.+ Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred.+ Experience with Mathcad, SolidWorks, Windchill, Agile, MATLAB, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe is preferred.+ Background in design, design analysis, failure analysis, reliability, and derating are desired.+ A current TS/SCI security clearance preferred.+ Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required.+ Applicants selected will be subject to a Government Security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.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 requiredA current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.Relocation for this position is not available.US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIREDBall 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.Equal Opportunity EmployerMinority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans